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If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits? - Pages 41 - 86 Summary & Analysis

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In "Who Killed Apple Pie?" Bombeck explores the idea that women are discovering that doing housework all day is no longer fulfilling but cannot imagine finding a way to work outside the home. She says that when she finally decides that she would do something other than care for the family all day, she begins looking for a sitter and cannot find one willing to take on her family. She relates a magazine article in which a woman is working on a construction site as an architect in one picture and is at home with her loving family pitching in to help with dinner in the next. Bombeck says that she finds herself running around the house, using the heat of her underarms to hurry the thawing of pork chops, and even assigning chores to the children does not help because they have...

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