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If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits? Characters & Character Analysis

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Important People

Erma Bombeck

Author of the book, Bombeck is a woman who believes fully in her need to see the humor in life but is also willing to see the sadness and despair, saying that it makes her more able to appreciate the rest. Bombeck is married and has three children, and she freely admits that there came a point in her life when she was no longer fulfilled and happy spending her days caring for a home. When that time came, Bombeck set out to find a fuller life and says that it was "my turn." With a tendency toward making light of most situations, she also writes several essays that are nostalgic and it is in these that another aspect of her nature shows through. Here, Bombeck admits to longing for a pause in time so that she does not have to take over as the caregiver...

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