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Fifty things that aren't my fault : essays from the grown-up years  Cover Image Book Book

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

Guisewite, Cathy (author.).

Item details

  • ISBN: 0735218420
  • ISBN: 9780735218420
  • Physical Description: 323 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
    print
  • Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2019]

Contents / Notes

Formatted Contents Note: 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 -- Cords -- At least I didn't eat a donut -- The build-a-boob workshop -- Infidelity -- 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.
Summary, etc.: "From the iconic creator of the "Cathy" comic strip comes a collection of funny, warm, and wise essays in the style of Nora Ephron and Erma Bombeck, centered around the particular challenge of caring for aging parents and growing children, all while trying not to lose oneself in the process. As the creator of the "Cathy" comic strip, Cathy Guisewite found her way into the hearts of readers over 40 years ago, and has been there ever since. Her deeply funny and relatable look at the life of a frazzled career woman became a cultural touchstone for women everywhere, and now, in her debut essay collection, Guisewite returns with her signature self-deprecating wit and warmth, this time taking a look at her own life. The autobiographical essays that make up Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault offer a disarming, hilarious, and wise look at the lives of "the sandwich generation," which Guisewite calls "the panini generation." In this collection, Guisewite turns her uniquely wry and funny gaze to her own day-to-day life, with topics ranging from the mundane--teaching her parents to use TiVo, organizing four decades of photos, attempting to meditate--to the more profound--her struggle to find a purpose post-retirement, helping her parents downsize their lives, and her personal definitions of feminism. Humorous, warm, and poignant, Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault is ideal reading for mothers, daughters, and everyone who is caught somewhere in between, and on the threshold of "What Happens Next.""--
Subject: Guisewite, Cathy Family Humor
Families Humor
Cartoonists Biography
Families
HUMOR Form Essays
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS Aging
Family life Humor
Families Humor
Family Life Humor
Humor Form Essays
Family & Relationships Aging
Genre: Humor.
Essays.
Biographies.
Domestic fiction.

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  • 1 / 1 copies available at Athens Regional Library System (Show)
  • 1 / 1 copies available at Athens-Clarke County Library

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