Title: Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault
Author: Cathy Guisewite
Length: 336 pages
Publisher: G.P. ,Putnam & Sons
Rating: 5 Stars
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 freedrom 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.
Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault
They say that after a certain age, the many molehills that seemed Everest sized mountains in one's youth. Once again become the simple molehills they where. Or, cease to draw even the slightest blip of awareness on one's importance radar altogether.
Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault allows readers to stop, look, and smell the proverbial bullshit. Meaning all of the baggage that we as people, and more often than not, as woman carry in the form of guilt.
Heaped upon us by the truck load via society, religion, our families, and ourselves.
This book offers a chance to takes a collective breath, wiggle your toes, and have a much needed chuckle about the complete absurdity of just about everything that we can't possibly control. But we freely allow to control us.
Buy The Book Here!