Thin Thighs in Thirty Years

A Cathy Collection

“”I know I’m supposed to be assertive and self-sufficient,” the comic strip Cathy says, “but it’s boring to be invincible all by yourself”…this is the Cathy people love.” —New York Daily News

Cathy stops at the bakery on the way home from aerobics…proclaims her love for the single life yet secretly keeps a list of songs for her wedding…files business correspondence in the “doomed pile” in the corner of her office…begs her mother for advice, and then screams at her for giving it…and like millions of bright, successful women, spends bathing suit season sobbing in the department store dressing room.

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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