The New Erma Bombeck

Barb Taub is hilarious.  Laugh out loud, tears streaming down your face hilarious.  She is today’s version of the Erma Bombeck of the ‘60’s and 70’s (The Grass Is Always Greener Over The Septic Tank, and If Life Is A Bowl Of Cherries, What Am I Doing In The Pits to name a couple.)  That in itself speaks volumes, as every woman, mother, and housewife devoured all that Erma Bombeck wrote – and most of her books became bestsellers.

Thank you, Barb, for your wit and wisdom, and your humor.  I know that a generation of readers feel the same way I do.  And, a hundred thank yous for my winning prize that just arrived!  You are a terrific writer.  I have already lost my husband for the day, as he discovered your fabulous book.

Please join me in following Barb’s blog at


About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I am highlighted in the the new edition of Jim Trelease's bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at both the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, and the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital.
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26 Responses to The New Erma Bombeck

  1. Ritu says:

    Barb is truly hilarious!!!

  2. Darlene says:

    What a great prize!! Barb is indeed very funny.

  3. Darlene says:

    Could you contact me, Jennie via my email, darlene dot foster at telus dot net Thanks!

  4. I so loved Erma Bombeck and Barb Taub sounds just wonderful too! Wishing you both the best life Has to offer for Thanksgiving. Peace and blessings, Anne

    • Jennie says:

      Thank you, Anne. It was fun to dig up my old Erma Bombeck books. She was the best, and now I think Barb fills those shoes. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Anne. 🦃

  5. beetleypete says:

    Barb is a great blogger indeed, and that’s such a great title for a book.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  6. GP Cox says:

    Comparing her to Erma Bombeck is the best compliment!!

  7. barbtaub says:

    Reblogged this on Barb Taub and commented:
    Best thank you note EVER!

  8. I have Barb’s book, Jennie. It is on my TBR. After reading this post I will bump it up the list.

  9. Fantastic post! Love Erma! 😊

  10. Oh how I miss Erma. 😉 We need more like her. When I look for reading material, I look for funny. Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series had me laughing out loud. I’ll pop right over and check her blog out. Thanks so much. Happy Thanksgiving, Jennie.

    • Jennie says:

      I miss her, too. I have three of her books. This book by Barb Taub, Life Begins When the Kids Leave Home and the Dog Dies, is so funny, the same humor as Erma. Her blog is hilarious. Happy Thanksgiving to you, Marlene.

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