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"Fifty Things That Aren’t My Fault: Essays From The Grown-Up Years" By Cathy Guisewite

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As the creator of the "Cathy" comic strip, Cathy Guisewite found her way into the hearts of readers over forty years ago, and has been there ever since. Her comic began in 1976 and it ran in over 1400 newspapers durings peak, before she retired the comic in 2010.

Her deeply funny and relatable look at the challenges of womanhood in a changing world 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 with "Fifty Things That Aren’t My Fault: Essays From The Grown-Up Years."

Cathy Guisewite’s "Cathy" comic strip earned her the National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award in 1992 and an Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program for the TV special "Cathy." During that time, Guisewite appeared on the "Tonight Show" fifteen times, charming Johnny Carson.

Essay at the end of the segment is from the audiobook "Fifty Things That Aren't My Fault" narrated by Cathy Guisewite, courtesy of Penguin Random House Audio.

Joe talks to people on the radio for a living. In addition to countless impressive human "gets" - he has talked to a lot of Muppets. Joe grew up in Philadelphia, has been on the area airwaves for more than 25 years and currently lives in Washington County, NY with his wife, Kelly, and their dog, Brady. And yes, he reads every single book.