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Something Old, Something New: For Better or For Worse 1st Treasury Hardcover – Dec 28 2010
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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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If there's something else new included here which isn't already available elsewhere, perhaps the publisher could update the description, otherwise this seems a shameless money grab by the publishers, taking advantage of fans who might not yet have found the website and its nearly 30-year archive of free strips. If it's all about having the strips in collection book format, the first three are available individually on Amazon (as used copies I've Got the One-More-Washload Blues: A For Better or For Worse Collection, Is This "One of Those Days," Daddy?: A For Better or For Worse Collection and It Must Be Nice to Be Little: A For Better or For Worse Collection) for considerably less than buying this one collection book. If there's nothing new in here, shame on Andrews-McMeel Publishing for trying to take advantage of Lynn's fans by repackaging material already available for free thanks to the generosity of Lynn herself!
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This is why I was so thrilled with this beautifully created Treasury called Something Old, Something New. Firstly, the book has a hardcover which is great. Although I do like softcovers for my novels, I much prefer hardcovers for coffee table books, as well as books that I hope to keep and cherish.
Secondly, many of the strips are in color, which always, in my opinion, adds to the depth and richness of the strip.
The `look' is perfect and so, of course, is the content. Taken from various strips over the years, this Treasury is loaded with `must read' comic strips featuring each and every member of the Patterson clan - including, of course, my beloved Farley. Interestingly, the author adds little notes to many of the strips - giving us a little "tidbit" about the creation of the particular strip. This was also a favorite part for me - I felt as though Johnston was giving us some very personal information - something that came directly from her heart and then translated it on paper.
I am trying to pace myself as I read this. If it was up to me, I would plop down on my bed and work my way through the entire book in one sitting. Instead, I have chosen to slowly savor each strip. Reading these are making me a little nostalgic, but at the same time, I love the way the author has made her characters (her children) grow and progress. It is a wonderful feeling to be able to `meet up' with these characters anytime you want and to know their back story, as you watch them grow into adults.
These strips are at times funny, sad, poignant and everything else you can think of.
I love, love this beautiful Treasury - what a gift.