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By Carol Kort

Via poetry, essays, biographies, and enhancing, American girls have had an extended and demanding influence at the artwork of writing. this article examines the tales of 186 ladies, between them poets, essayists, reporters, editors, novelists, memoirists, and diverse different varieties of writers.

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Or, Too Tired for an Affair, carried more serious messages than her earlier, lighter comedic writings did, as she wrote touchingly on subjects such as miscarriage, the loss of a close friend, and her own battle with breast cancer in 1992. I Want to Grow Hair, I Want to Grow Up, I Want to Go to Boise: Children Surviving Cancer Bonfils, Martha Winifred Sweet Black (1989) is a collection of optimistic stories about children with cancer and how they survived the disease. Eat Less Cottage Cheese and More Ice Cream: Thoughts on Life from Erma Bombeck (2003) is a reprint of her most famous column, “If I Had My Life to Live Over,” in which Bombeck listed what she would have done had she been given an opportunity to change her life.

Born Jean Marie Untinen on February 18, 1936, in Chicago, Illinois, she attended Portland State University in Oregon, married Ray Auel when she was 18, and had five children within six years. In 1976 Auel received a master’s degree in business from the University of Portland. She landed a well-paying position as credit manager for a large company, but she was dissatisfied and eventually quit her job. An avid reader who secretly wrote poetry, Auel’s life changed dramatically in 1980 with the publication of her first novel, The Clan of the Cave Bear.

Lovelace, Alice. ” In Motion Magazine, February 20, 2000. Available online. com/bambara. html. Downloaded on January 19, 2007. Perkins, Margo V. ” In Notable American Women: A Biographical Dictionary, Completing the Twentieth Century, edited by Susan Ware, 40–42. : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2004. Reuben, Paul P. ” PAL: Perspectives in American Literature—A Research and Reference Guide. January 9, 2003. Available online. html. Downloaded on January 19, 2007. Tate, Claudia, ed. Black Women Writers at Work, 174–187.

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