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Erma Bombeck Writing Styles in If Life Is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits?

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The book is written in first person from a limited point of view though the writer does take some liberties. Bombeck writes from a very personal perspective, aiming to entertain the reader with the humor and her own perception of particular activities and events. This is effective in that the book is written—and meant to read—as a series of personal essays. For the majority of the book, Bombeck is writing as mother and wife. When Bombeck turns her perspective to that of the daughter of an aging mother and as a mother of children who are quickly finding their own ways in the world, she grows more introspective. From this perspective, Bombeck becomes less of a humor writer and more of a student of human nature. In both cases, the writing remains first person and is limited only to what Bombeck wishes to share...

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