Confessions to My Mother

For years, Cathy and her mother have been working out their relationship on the comic pages in such an honest, relatable, humor-filled way that thousands of mothers and daughters have written to say the comic strip is the single thing that has helped them keep speaking to each other over the years.

In Confessions to My Mother, Cathy helps daughters speak to their mothers in an even more poignant way–with page after page of everything from embarrassing truths…

"The last time you came to visit I spent a whole day hiding things before you got here."

to belated admissions…

I’m sorry for the 10 to 15 years I spent grunting at you."

to personal revelations…

The inside of my bathroom cabinet looks exactly as bad as the inside of your bathroom cabinet."

and heartfelt sentiments..

"When I make your chicken soup, it doesn’t taste like your chicken soup."

"The thing I am the most sure of in my life is that you love me."

"Because of you, I can’t throw out a cardboard box."

According to creator Cathy Guisewite, Confessions to My Mother is "all the deep, insightful, meaningful things I want to say to Mom, but never actually say because I’m too busy acting like a five-year-old when I’m with her."

About the Author

Cathy Guisewite is the creator of the “Cathy” comic strip which ran daily in nearly 1,400 newspapers from 1976 to 2010. Launched when there were almost no female voices on the comic pages, the strip became a deeply personal touchstone for women wrestling with a changing world. The strip earned Guisewite the National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award in 1992, an Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program for the TV special Cathy in 1987, and the high honor of having her work displayed on the fronts of refrigerators across the land, right next to the food.

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