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If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits? - Study Guide Pages 87 - 128 Summary & Analysis

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In "Warning: Families May be Dangerous to Your Health," Bombeck says that she believes there are many things working against the American family, but says that there are some things working for the family as well. She tells of an instance in which her son says he must have a note in order to return to school. Bombeck says she cannot find a piece of paper and so tears a strip of wallpaper down and searches until she finds a nub of a pencil in a dryer lint trap. Later she finds the note still in his pocket, obviously not necessary for his return to school. She says that education is a "contradiction" just like the young person who touts the need for attention to the environment but who has the biggest pollutant in the form of their gym clothes. She says that...

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