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Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault by Cathy Guisewite

Fifty Things That Aren’t My Fault

Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault by Cathy Guisewite
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Apr 02, 2019 | 336 Pages
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One of O Magazine’s “25 2019 Books We Can’t Wait For” 
One of PopSugar’s “Buzzy Books to Read This Spring”


“The creator of the iconic cartoon Cathy comes out of retirement to make us laugh, cry, and remind us—with humor and pathos—that yes, we all do stupid things yet live to tell the tale.”—O, The Oprah Magazine

“Cathy’s appeal lay in the fact that she spoke openly about the things that women weren’t supposed to talk about: anxiety and insecurity and frustrations. She was a touchstone for neurotic girls and women of all ages…. [Her] forthcoming essay collection is as full of humor and pathos about life’s many mundanities as you’d want it to be. Only this time, there’s no comic strips, it’s all Guisewite’s voice—reliably sane, sparkling, and suffused with the same warmth and wit as we’ve all come to expect. What a treat.”Nylon

“Equally parts warm, laugh-out-loud funny, and charming. Guaranteed to make you fall in love with Cathy all over again.”—PopSugar

“Finally, a reason to laugh about growing older.”—Best Life

“A funny and heartwarming telling of her experience in womanhood.” –Harvard Crimson

“Guisewite hits the mark….Offers a new way to savor the humor of her classic comic-strip character. Absurd and often witty takes on life as a caregiver, mother, and woman.”Kirkus Reviews

“Guisewite finds her voice when she delves into her relationships with her daughter and parents and examines the struggles of aging and loss, which she does with humor and a deft eye for detail… [Fifty Things That Aren’t My Fault is] a work with real heart…Guisewite is not Ephron, but she’s not trying to be. She’s emphatically, jubilantly, Cathy.”Library Journal

“Struggling with the indignities of aging and the stress of caring for both a teenage daughter and elderly parents, Cathy cartoonist Guisewite finds an outlet for her frustrations in this amusing debut essay collection….Women who can relate to her experiences and concerns will enjoy her girlfriendish voice and appreciate the more substantive material.”Publishers Weekly 

“Fans of Cathy, rejoice! Cartoonist Guisewite is back with a hilarious collection of essays….Covering topics that are eminently relatable to today’s readers with her characteristic forthright humor, Guisewite’s essays are well written and affecting….Fans of the comic will be thrilled at these later-year insights into a character they love….New readers will be charmed by the author’s wit and turn of phrase. Ack!”Booklist

“Cathy Guisewite must have discovered early that laughter is the only free emotion—the only one that cannot be compelled—because she gave us the gift of freedom in her ‘Cathy’ comic strip. Now, in Fifty Things That Aren’t My Fault, she has written a book that will help us free our lives to the very end.”—Gloria Steinem 

“Cathy was always the comic-book character who summed up what we were thinking, whether it was about calories, clothing, bosses, stress, or that extra cinnamon bun. Freed from the brevity of a single frame, creator Cathy Guisewite lets her signature voice and humor fly with Fifty Things That Aren’t My Fault, and tackles the subjects of parenting, caregiving, aging, food, and so much more. Aack! It’s fabulous.”—Lee Woodruff, author of Perfectly Imperfect 

“Cathy Guisewite lets us know that it’s okay to be a woman who’s half Betty Crocker and half Betty Friedan. It’s okay to listen to your mother. It’s okay to miss the legs you used to hate. Nobody’s perfect, but imperfect people tell the best stories. Women are resilient. And everybody says ‘AACK!’”—Helen Ellis, author of American Housewife

“There is humor; there is comedy; there is Cathy, who gives us laughter but reaches way beyond the funny bone to touch us with her humane, entertaining, and satisfying collection. Cathy Guisewite is one of those personalities who bubble up from the page, then reach out to become our friend, fellow sufferer, and favorite observer of just about everything. Add her to your life.”—George Hodgman, author of Bettyville

“Cathy Guisewite, a bona fide hero for so many of us as we came of age, has delivered a one-two hilarious punch with her book—intimate, powerful, funny, emotional, real, and riveting. Cathy bares her soul and proves once again that happily, truly, we are all in this together.”—Beth Grant, actress (The Mindy Project, Little Miss Sunshine

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