Fifty things that aren't my fault : essays from the grown-up years / Cathy Guisewite.

Guisewite, Cathy, author.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2019]
323 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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50 things that aren't my fault
Families -- Humor.
Cartoonists -- Biography.
Guisewite, Cathy -- Family -- Humor.
Childrens subjects:
Family life -- Humor.
"From the creator of the iconic 'Cathy' comic strip comes her first collection of funny, wise, poignant, and incredibly honest essays about being a woman in what she lovingly calls 'the panini generation.' As the creator of 'Cathy' Cathy Guisewite found her way into the hearts of readers more than forty years ago and has been there ever since. Her hilarious and deeply relatable look at the challenges of womanhood in a changing world became a cultural touchstone for women everywhere. Now Guisewite returns with her signature wit and warmth in this debut essay collection about another time of big transition, when everything starts changing and disappearing without permission: aging parents, aging children, aging self stuck in the middle. With her uniquely wry and funny admissions and insights, Guisewite unearths the humor and horror of everything from the mundane (trying to introduce her parents to TiVo and facing four decades' worth of unorganized photos) to the profound (finding a purpose post-retirement, helping parents downsize their lives, and declaring freedom from all those things that hold us back). No longer confined to the limits of four comic panels, Guisewite holds out her hand in prose form and becomes a reassuring companion for those on the threshold of 'what happens next.' Heartfelt and humane and always cathartic, Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault is ideal reading for mothers, daughters, and anyone who is caught somewhere in between."--Dust jacket.
Fifty things that aren't my fault
Why there's a lifeless body in dressing room number two
Driving lessons
In loving memory of the legs l used to hate
The attack mom
The day I outgrew all my shoes
I would wash my hands of this if only I could
Caregiver standoff at the ice cream parlor
At least I didn't eat a donut
The build-a-boob workshop
Nobody wants to hear about your nice clean closet
No comment
Helicopter daughter
Diary of a bubble wrap scrap
I'm flunking retirement
This is your brain on sweet potato chips
Don't tell a woman to just wear jeans
The organizer
Love stories
The day I washed my face with bath soap
It took a village
The itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny torture chamber
The day I divorced my purse
Stop trying to upgrade your mother
Ode to eyeliner
What kind of friend has no Wi-Fi in the powder room?
In defense of my 2,000th trip to the mall
My meaningless midlife six-minute fling
Four kindergarten moms and a bottle of Pinot Grigio
Joyfully preparing for the celebration of death
Left at the altar
Seduction 101
The last champions of photo album guilt
Prince Charming
Unexpired love
Ate o'clock
Mother's Day text message
Novocaine in the waiting room
Cool whipped
Never, ever do what I say
Love is in the air
Barbie mom
Meditations on a sweat sock
Mother's soup
Superman versus the meatloaf
My cup would runneth over except it was full of M&M's and now they're all gone.
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