Something Old, Something New: For Better or For Worse 1st Treasury

by Lynn Johnston

Andrews Mcmeel Publishing | September 23, 2013 | Hardcover

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Return to where the Patterson family began inside this latest collection of For Better or For Worse. Michael prepares for his first day of kindergarten, Elly returns to school to complete her English degree, the family adopts Mrs. Baird’s sheepdog, a.k.a. Farley, Elizabeth grows from baby to toddler, and despite her best efforts, Elly can do nothing to treat John’s hopelessly incurable fashion sense. It takes a keen eye to recognize life’s shared experiences and an even keener intellect to assemble those moments in a humorous and heartfelt way. With For Better or For Worse, Johnston elevates everyday aspects of life into brilliant observations on personal career goals, parenting choices, and coffee klatch friendships. For Better or For Worse has been syndicated since 1979 and was named Best Syndicated Comic Strip in 1992. For Better or For Worse appears in more than 2,000 newspapers in 23 countries, and is translated into 8 languages for a devoted readership of more than 220 million. The strip boasts a lively Web presence at www.fborfw.com. Inside Something Old, Something New, award-winning For Better of For Worse cartoonist Lynn Johnston takes readers to a place where Dad makes mental notes because he can’t read his own handwriting, Mom can’t get sick because she doesn’t have the time, and too much quiet from the kids can only mean disaster is about to strike. In 2008, Johnston made an unprecedented move within the cartooning community by deciding to use former plotlines as starting points for new ones. To this end, Something Old, Something New features storylines from the strip’s first three cartoon collectionsâ€"I’ve Got the One-More-Washload Blues . . . , Is This “One of Those Days,†Daddy?, and more than a month of Sundays with entirely new cartoons and full-color Sundays. Something Old, Something New follows John and Elly back to where it all began as

Inside Something Old, Something New, award-winning For Better or For Worse cartoonist Lynn Johnston takes readers to a place where Dad makes mental notes because he can''t read his own handwriting, Mom can''t get sick because she doesn''t have the time, and too much quiet from the kids can only mean disaster is about to strike.

In 2008, Johnston made an unprecedented move within the cartooning community by deciding to use former plotlines as starting points for new ones. To this end, Something Old, Something New features storylines from the strip''s first three cartoon collections--I''ve Got the One-More-Washload Blues . . . , Is This "One of Those Days," Daddy?, and "It Must Be Nice to Be Little"--with entirely new cartoons and full-color Sundays.

Something Old, Something New follows John and Elly back to where it all began as Michael prepares for his first day of kindergarten, Elly returns to school trying to get her English degree, the family adopts Mrs. Baird''s sheepdog, a.k.a. Farley, Elizabeth grows from baby to toddler, and despite her best efforts, Elly can do nothing to treat John''s hopelessly incurable fashion sense.

It takes a keen eye to recognize life''s shared experiences and an even keener intellect to assemble those moments in a humorous and heartfelt way. With For Better or For Worse, Johnston elevates everyday aspects of life into brilliant observations on personal career goals, parenting choices, and coffee klatch friendships.

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 408 Pages, 8.27 × 10.63 × 1.18 in

Published: September 23, 2013

Publisher: Andrews Mcmeel Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0740791397

ISBN - 13: 9780740791390

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Something Old, Something New: For Better or For Worse 1st Treasury

Something Old, Something New: For Better or For Worse 1st Treasury

by Lynn Johnston

Format: Hardcover

Dimensions: 408 Pages, 8.27 × 10.63 × 1.18 in

Published: September 23, 2013

Publisher: Andrews Mcmeel Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0740791397

ISBN - 13: 9780740791390

About the Book

For Better or For Worse reflects the reality of family life: from the lighthearted to the serious, and from the silly to the sad. This treasury collects the material from the first three For Better or For Worse collections: I've Got the One-More-Washload Blues (1981), Is This "One of Those Days," Daddy? (1982), and It Must Be Nice to Be Little (1983). In 2008, creator Lynn Johnston relaunched the strip, recreating the strips from the beginning of syndication. The new cartoons (along with color Sundays, previously not included) will be displayed in this book.

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Return to where the Patterson family began inside this latest collection of For Better or For Worse. Michael prepares for his first day of kindergarten, Elly returns to school to complete her English degree, the family adopts Mrs. Baird’s sheepdog, a.k.a. Farley, Elizabeth grows from baby to toddler, and despite her best efforts, Elly can do nothing to treat John’s hopelessly incurable fashion sense. It takes a keen eye to recognize life’s shared experiences and an even keener intellect to assemble those moments in a humorous and heartfelt way. With For Better or For Worse, Johnston elevates everyday aspects of life into brilliant observations on personal career goals, parenting choices, and coffee klatch friendships. For Better or For Worse has been syndicated since 1979 and was named Best Syndicated Comic Strip in 1992. For Better or For Worse appears in more than 2,000 newspapers in 23 countries, and is translated into 8 languages for a devoted readership of more than 220 million. The strip boasts a lively Web presence at www.fborfw.com. Inside Something Old, Something New, award-winning For Better of For Worse cartoonist Lynn Johnston takes readers to a place where Dad makes mental notes because he can’t read his own handwriting, Mom can’t get sick because she doesn’t have the time, and too much quiet from the kids can only mean disaster is about to strike. In 2008, Johnston made an unprecedented move within the cartooning community by deciding to use former plotlines as starting points for new ones. To this end, Something Old, Something New features storylines from the strip’s first three cartoon collectionsâ€"I’ve Got the One-More-Washload Blues . . . , Is This “One of Those Days,†Daddy?, and more than a month of Sundays with entirely new cartoons and full-color Sundays. Something Old, Something New follows John and Elly back to where it all began as

Inside Something Old, Something New, award-winning For Better or For Worse cartoonist Lynn Johnston takes readers to a place where Dad makes mental notes because he can''t read his own handwriting, Mom can''t get sick because she doesn''t have the time, and too much quiet from the kids can only mean disaster is about to strike.

In 2008, Johnston made an unprecedented move within the cartooning community by deciding to use former plotlines as starting points for new ones. To this end, Something Old, Something New features storylines from the strip''s first three cartoon collections--I''ve Got the One-More-Washload Blues . . . , Is This "One of Those Days," Daddy?, and "It Must Be Nice to Be Little"--with entirely new cartoons and full-color Sundays.

Something Old, Something New follows John and Elly back to where it all began as Michael prepares for his first day of kindergarten, Elly returns to school trying to get her English degree, the family adopts Mrs. Baird''s sheepdog, a.k.a. Farley, Elizabeth grows from baby to toddler, and despite her best efforts, Elly can do nothing to treat John''s hopelessly incurable fashion sense.

It takes a keen eye to recognize life''s shared experiences and an even keener intellect to assemble those moments in a humorous and heartfelt way. With For Better or For Worse, Johnston elevates everyday aspects of life into brilliant observations on personal career goals, parenting choices, and coffee klatch friendships.

About the Author

Lynn Johnston was born in Collingwood, Ontario, and grew up in British Columbia. Today, she lives in Corbeil, Ontario. Johnston is the first woman to receive a Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year from the National Cartoonists Society in 1986. She has also received the Order of Canada and claims a star on Canada''s Walk of Fame.
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