As creator Lynn Johnston illustrates inside this special treasury of America's most popular family comic strip, For Better of For Worse, life moves quickly in the Patterson household. From car pools and coffee klatches to life lessons for all, Johnston combines strips from her fifth, sixth, and seventh cartoon collections--The Last Straw, Keep the Home Fries Burning, and It's All Downhill From Here--inside this specially annotated edition.
Reflecting Johnston's longstanding tradition of portraying family life with warmth, humor, and honesty, this treasury features Johnston's original commentary, which offers firsthand insight into the development and inspiration behind her strips. Candid personal photos and newspaper clippings from the early days are also included and provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse for fans of For Better or For Worse.
Join the Patterson family as they find humor in life's everyday challenges and triumphs; and discover why this endearing foursome is North America's favorite funny-page family inside this reflective retrospective.
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.