Not My Fault

10 Apr

How many times have you said, “It’s not my fault!” For me, it’s too many to count, but Cathy Guisewite, the creator of the comic strip “Cathy,” counts out 50 through 50 heart-warming essays.

Her book, 50 Things that Aren’t my Fault (G.P. Putnman’s Sons), was just released on April 2. It’s as if you are speaking with your friends –maybe confiding is a better word.

Who hasn’t dreaded going shopping for bathing suits? Or failed at a diet?  Cathy Guisewite tackles the subjects of aging parents, food, exercise, make-up, growing older, stress, parenting, mother/daughter relationships and so much more.

Her essays are laugh-out loud and filled with warmth and wit.  She describes herself not as the sandwich generation but the “panini” generation.  It’s hilarious how she tries to cheat on her Fitbit fitness tracker and poignant how she flunked retirement.

Here’s a snippet tucked between some essays:

Top Five Reasons I Didn’t Exercise Today

  1.  I don’t want to admit how easy it would have been to start ten years ago.
  2.  I feel too fat.
  3.  It’s too confusing to pick my activity.
  4.  I can’t find a hair tie.
  5.  I exercised yesterday and I don’t look any different.

I’ve heard Cathy Guisewite speak in Michigan years ago about her comic strip. She was absolutely delightful. She will be on book tour and hopefully your city will be listed. Check it out at www.cathyguisewite.com

50 Things that Aren’t my Fault  just could be the perfect Mother’s Day gift this year.

 

 

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