HarperCollins Publishers, 1995. First Edition, first printing with "1" in numberline. Excellent like new condition, bright red and white boards, the front one with a facsimile of Erma's signature in silver near its bottom edge. Equally nice original dust jacket, not price clipped. This book by the much-loved American humorist, Erma Bombeck. whose humorous take on daily life spurned countless books including "I Lost Everything in the Post-Natel Depression," "If Life is a Bowl of Cherries What am I Doing in the Pits?" "Just Wait till You Have Children of Your Own!" as well as "The Grass is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank." Erma shows how close animals in the wild and humans really are, and how much we can learn from one another. From the garter snake to the transvestite, to the barn swallow who can’t make a commitment, to the lion who mates eighty-six times a day, we are not all that far removed from the animal world. An African monkey who picked the lock of every cage he’d ever been in got twenty minutes on a National Geographic special. Erma had a cousin with the same skill; he got two years. When Bombeck compares gorillas' show-off behavior to the attention-getting ploys of Madonna, Howard Stern, Roseanne and other "professional exhibitionists," one feels she may be onto something. 207 pages.