Framing the Dialogue

Fifty Things That Aren’t My Fault

My wife belongs to a book club.  One of the recent books was this one by the famed cartoonist Cathy Guisewite of Kathy fame.  I’d read a number of action novels recently and thought a humorous book would be a good change of pace.

“None of this has gone as planned. I became a full-time mom at the very moment my daughter decided to reject all input from anyone over age thirty. I became a full-time daughter the moment my parents announced they would barricade the front door if I tried to bring in anyone or anything to assist them. I got older, which I hadn’t factored in, and became even more obnoxious and belligerent than my child or my parents, incapable of even committing to exercising five minutes a day.”

The book had some rather funny parts as noted above, but most was not to my taste and humor.  I should have figured that out beforehand as I never bonded with her Kathy character.  I’m more of a Dilbert/Far Side fan.  Not to be sexist, but this one seems to have been written for the ladies.  I didn’t enjoy it.

PS…I also LOVE Calvin and Hobbes!

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