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Pushing 40 : A For Better or for Worse Collection (1988)

by Lynn Johnston

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I can identify with Elly. That is the charm of For Better or For Worse, we can relate with the characters. commiserate, and also be given a heads up for what is to come. For every stage of my parenthood I have been given a sense of humor and comfort because I know that I am not the only one, that it's ok not to be perfect, and that we are all human. ( )
  kpolhuis | May 17, 2010 |
By total coincidence, this 1988 collection comes in as the 40th review of the scheduled 100! :) After reading about Lynn Johnston's recent announcement concerning her retirement, I realized I only owned a handful of her collections. Thus, when I came across this one at a used book sale, I decided to pick it up. Her strips have always been about life and its challenges and here we come upon John's mini mid-life crisis as he trades in his family car for a convertible, as well as Michael getting into those pre-teen years and the changes he undergoes. Obviously, this collection is for fans. But, the strips are timeless in the sense that most anyone can relate to them on various levels (especially as parents!). Not exactly full-out laugh-out-loud moments, but plenty of giggles to go with the constant smiles. ( )
  savageknight | Jul 27, 2008 |
In this For Better or For Worse collection, Uncle Phil gets married, Mrs. Baird has a romance, John has a mid-life crisis and the whole community shovels out from under the biggest snowstorm the strip has ever seen. All written with humor and affection. Check it out.
--J. ( )
  Hamburgerclan | Feb 9, 2008 |
Phil and Georgia get married. Liz enters 2nd grade, Michael 6th grade. Mrs. Baird gets a boyfriend. Michael starts to act like a teenager. John buys a sports car. Irene leaves the philandering Ted. Liz is seven, Michael twelve. Mrs. Baird dies. Marriage, school, love and death. All the stuff that makes life is here in a daily comic strip. ( )
  burnit99 | Feb 2, 2007 |
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