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In her touchingly funny daily strip, Lynn Johnston gives her fans
realistic characters who humorously deal with both the good and bad
that life gives them. Every day, Johnston demonstratesâ€"through
hormonal children and parents who aren''t always rightâ€"that life
goes on For Better or For Worse.
In Middle Age Spread, parents John and Elly have started
to notice their own aging process: the increasing need for glasses,
exercise, and computer skills. Their children are also growing
older. Michael, the eldest, advances ever nearer to adulthood as he
makes his way through college in a distant town, creatively
managing classes, a grumpy landlady, and a special girlfriend.
Daughter Elizabeth, with her contact lenses, short new hairdo, and
boyfriend, Anthony, is becoming a young lady upon whom her parents
increasingly rely. The youngest, April, along with the Patterson
pets, Edgar the dog and Mr. B the bunny, provide welcome doses of
comic relief. But Elly worries about her parents. Her mother has
grown dangerously weak and is often bedridden. With heartfelt
authenticity and gentle humor, Johnston''s Middle Age
Spread delicately describes a loving family whose life
together speaks to the noble human spirit in all of us.