Syndicated columnist who discovered and subjected the humor in homemaking and wrote many family-themed books. Her bestselling laughter works consist of If Life can be a Plate of Cherries, What Am I Performing within the Pits? and Motherhood: THE NEXT Oldest Career. She funded her education in the College or university of Dayton by composing humor items for an area department store’s publication. A compilation of her laughter columns, At Wit’s End, was released in 1967. She wedded Expenses Bombeck in 1949. The few adopted a girl in 1953 and got a biological boy in 1955. She and Gloria Steinem had been both Ohio-born journalists.
|1||Biography in: "American National Biography". Supplement 1, pp. 53-54. New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.|
|2||Mother of Michael Bombeck.|
|3||Dubbed by Life Magazine "the Socrates of the ironing board".|
|4||The $1.5 million advance fee and all proceeds from her book "I Want to Grow Up, I Want to Grow Hair, I Want to go to Boise" was donated to cancer research.|
|5||Her father also suffered from polycystic disease, and died when she was 9.|
|6||Born at 4:40am-EST|
|Maggie||1981-1982||TV Series written by - 5 episodes|
|The Grass Is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank||1978||TV Movie book "The Grass is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank"|
|Maggie||1981/I||TV Series producer|
|The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson||1967-1989||TV Series||Herself / Herself - Columnist / Herself - Guest|
|Norman Rockwell: An American Portrait||1987||TV Movie documentary||Herself|
|Joan Rivers and Friends Salute Heidi Abromowitz||1985||TV Movie||Herself|
|Texaco Star Theatre Presents Bob Hope in 'Who Makes the World Laugh?'||1983||TV Movie||Herself|
|The Mike Douglas Show||1971-1980||TV Series||Herself - Columnist|
|Good Morning America||1979||TV Series||Herself|
|The Jim Nabors Show||1978||TV Series||Herself|
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|1||On mothering: It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly turns to compassion and understanding.|
|2||The suburbs were discovered quite by accident one day in the early 1940s by a Welcome-Wagon lady who was lost.|
|3||When you start looking like your passport photo, it's time to go home.|
|4||I do not participate in any sport that has ambulances at the bottom of the hill.|
|5||The only reason I would take up jogging is so that I could hear heavy breathing again.|
|6||Guilt is the gift that keeps on giving.|
|7||If a man watches three football games in a row, he should be declared legally dead.|
|8||Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.|
|9||The Rose Bowl is the only bowl I've seen that I didn't have to clean.|
|10||Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.|
|11||I once told a graduation class that fame is Madonna; success is Helen Keller. Know the difference.|
|12||Dreams have but one owner at a time. That is why dreamers are lonely.|
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