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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing (Aug. 1 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0836268229
  • ISBN-13: 978-0836268225
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.3 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 304 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #150,991 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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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I've been reading the adventures of the Canadian Patterson family ever since Elizabeth was younger than her sister April is now. I love the way Lynn Johnston's characters grow up and develop...sure, it ensures the eventual end of the strip, but on the other hand I find it so much more interesting this way than characters that stay five-years old forever, like Dennis the Menace or the Peanuts.
I love comic strip collections. On the whole, they're cheaper than buying a year's worth of newspapers, and invaluable if you miss several issues.
In this particular collection, Elly and Phil's dealings with their aging parents hit a little close to home with me, as I and my brother find ourselves in a similar situation. It's uncanny because I experienced some of the guilt, helplessness, and frustration that were portrayed, and I felt a strange kinship with Elly Patterson. I mean, I, a middle aged, never-married Black American suddenly had something in common with a fictional Canadian housewife! I guess it goes to show there are some things we all go through at one time or another. I can think of no better comic than For Better or For Worse to help point that out.
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By BeatleBangs1964 TOP 500 REVIEWER on July 12 2000
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This is yet another wonderful book from a gifted storytellerwith an eye for realism and detail. I ... appreciate the growth anddevelopment of characters as opposed to the perpetual childhood of Dennis the Menace and the Archie Gang. Very few books have tastefully, gently and kindly dealt with the passing of a loved one the way this one does. (At one time, I was a little embarrassed to admit that I could be so moved by a comic, but now I'll freely admit that). It is truly a work of art and I love the way you can "suspend" reality by e-mailing the characters! I love the "interactive" forum of the strip and I really love the character of Jim, a savvy senior citizen who brings in some sharp insights. It is past time for seniors to get positive press and I'm glad to see it happen in this book! THREE CHEERS FOR THIS BOOK! END
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By A Customer on Feb. 3 1999
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The Best book I have ever read in a long time.I have been reading the For Better or For Worse commic strip for the past two years. My mother is the one who got me hooked on it. What the Patterson family goes through with their kids, My parents go through the same thing. Exspecially my mother who has to put up with having her eldest child going to University and her youngest in college.The one good thing that my mother has is she only has to go through this twice.
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During a plains Indian tribal ceremony, something in the antics of the dancing clown, played by Elizabeth, fills the air with tension. Moments later the clown is found bludgeoned to death by an unknown attacker. Days before a mime is found the same way, brutally murdered.
In true Dakota Indian style, April sets out to search for the killer of her sister. The mime had been killed in such a way that no one could recognize him. Speculation has it that Michael was that mime, he had not been seen for days. The Pattersons were waiting for the DNA tests from the bludgeoned mime.
Who is the killer of these Patterson children? Is it the corrupt RCMP of the great north? Or, sadly, is it one of the parents of the two children? What were the sacred artifacts found at the sight of the dead bodies? What clues do they give?
I won't give you the ending of this classic FBOFW, all I can tell you is that you will be shocked.
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My mother in law loves her new collection
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