's 1976 humor
book about moving from the city
to the suburbs
and getting used to life there in the Frankly Fake section of the Suburbian Gems subdivision. The sixth best nonfiction
seller of 1976
, still funny
and only mildly dated.
In the book, Erma's editor sees the proposed title of the book and says, "Is that really true?" Erma responds, "Haven't you enjoyed the salad at our house?" (According to "Marshall Brain's How Stuff Works," it really is true that plants grow better over the septic tank's drain field.)
Also a 1978 TV movie based on the book, with Carol Burnett and Charles Grodin.