Erma Louise Bombeck was an American humorist who achieved great popularity for her newspaper column that described suburban home life from the mid-1960s until the late 1990s. Bombeck also published 15 books, most of which became best-sellers.
From 1965 to 1996, Erma Bombeck wrote over 4,000 newspaper columns chronicling the ordinary life of a midwestern suburban housewife with broad, and sometimes eloquent humor. By the 1970s, her columns were read, twice weekly, by thirty million readers of the 900 newspapers of the U.S. and Canada
"Housework can kill you if done right."
"Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth."
"Big deal! I'm used to dust."
in a request for her gravestone epitaph
"When my kids become wild and unruly, I use a nice, safe playpen. When they're finished, I climb out."