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Describe Bombeck's attitudes about humor, family and life in general. How do these compare with your own?

Who are the members of Bombeck's family as described in this book? What facts can be deduced about these family members from what Bombeck says?

Describe Bombeck's brush with game shows. What is it about the people who can answer the difficult questions on these shows that attracts Bombeck's attention? What is the advice of her friend Jackie with regard to game shows?

Describe Bombeck's brush with various trends, including sports and fashion.

Bombeck dramatically shifts gears from outright humor to a more serious look at life and relationships near the end of the book. What could be the cause for this?

Describe three situations in which Bombeck finds the humor where there might not otherwise be any humor. Bombeck compares the humor and the sadness, saying that you have...

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