Humorist Erma Bombeck will highlight Sen. Orrin Hatch's women's conference Nov. 16 at the Salt Palace.
Bombeck will tell how the everyday events in life have evolved into best-selling books. All nine of her books, including her latest, "I Want to Grow Hair, I Want to Grow Up, I Want to Go to Boise," have been on the top 10 best-selling lists.The theme of this year's conference is: "Discovering the Diversity and Unity of Women." Discussions on nutrition, legal rights, surviving abuse, mental health, bringing up children and writing for fun and profit will also be featured.
"The workshops sound great," Bombeck told Hatch. "There ought to be enough material in this one day's conference for me to write another book."
Known for her "one liners," Bombeck is quoted as saying that a working mother is a woman "racing around the kitchen in a pair of bedroom slippers, trying to quick-thaw a chop under each armpit"; "Housework, if you do it right, can kill you"; and "Guilt is the gift that keeps on giving."
Born in Dayton, Ohio, Bombeck now lives with her husband, Bill, in Phoenix. Her column is syndicated in more than 800 newspapers. She holds 15 honorary doctorates.