If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits?
Long before comedic moms like Jenny Lawson, Tina Fey, and Amy Poehler were making us laugh, there was Erma Bombeck, a humor columnist who found literary success in the 1970s and ’80s sharing the everyday trials and tribulations of being a housewife and mother. Over the course of her career, Bombeck published more than 4,000 newspaper columns and 15 books, including this laugh-out-loud one from 1978, in which Bombeck pokes fun at everything from marriage to family vacations to the national anthem. Don’t miss these books everyone lies about reading.
A Wrinkle in Time
Published in1962, this young adult novel by American writer Madeleine L’Engle was considered groundbreaking because it featured a young female as the protagonist of a science fiction novel, which was practically unheard of at the time. The novel, which won the 1963 Newberry Medal and has never gone out of print, is a supernatural tale of 13-year-old Meg Murry’s adventures with time travel, but also touches on adolescent motifs related to fate versus free will and good versus evil. Next, find out the most iconic book set in each state.