'Cathy' Comic Strip Creator Cathy Guisewite Brings Her Essays To The Music Hall Loft

'Cathy' Comic Strip Creator Cathy Guisewite Brings Her Essays To The Music Hall Loft

On Tuesday, April 9, cartoonist Cathy Guisewite will visit The Music Hall as part of its Innovation + Leadership series to share FIFTY THINGS THAT AREN'T MY FAULT: Essays from the Grown-up Years, her humorous and poignant observations of caring for both growing children and aging parents. The book features nearly one hundred of her spot illustrations.

The 7pm event includes an author presentation and Q&A, plus a post-event book signing and meet-and-greet. It will be held at The Music Hall Loft at 131 Congress St., in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

"Freed from the confines of three squares per week in the funnies, Cathy's deeply resonant and humorous insight bubbles out," said moderator Gail VanHoy Carolan, Director of Institutional Advancement at The Music Hall. "Cathy is the perfect girlfriend for commiserating and offering comfort in the midst of transition years, or when sharing the frustrations and surprises of modern womanhood."

Cathy Guisewite, the cartoonist behind Cathy, returns with her signature wit and warmth in this debut essay collection about another time of big transition, in the style of Nora Ephron and Erma Bombeck. Her autobiographical stories center on the particular challenge of caring for aging parents and growing children, all while trying not to lose oneself in the process.

FIFTY THINGS THAT AREN'T MY FAULT offers a disarming, hilarious, and wise look at the lives of "the sandwich generation," which Guisewite calls "the panini generation." Humorous, warm, and poignant, her book is ideal reading for mothers, daughters, and everyone caught on the threshold of "What Happens Next."

Cathy Guisewite is the creator of the "Cathy" comic strip, which ran in nearly 1,400 newspapers for thirty-four years. The strip earned Guisewite the National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award in 1992, an Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program for the TV special Cathy in 1987, and the high honor of having her work displayed on the fronts of refrigerators across the land. Cathy lives in California with her handsome and charming dog, Leo.

The ticket package for Innovation + Leadership: Cathy Guisewite with FIFTY THINGS THAT AREN'T MY FAULT on Tuesday, April 9, at 7pm is $41. In addition to a reserved seat, the package includes a copy of FIFTY THINGS THAT AREN'T MY FAULT ($27 hardcover), a bar beverage, Q+A, and book signing meet-and-greet. Packages can be purchased online at TheMusicHall.org, over the phone at 603.436.2400, or in person at the B2W Box Office at the Historic Theater, 28 Chestnut Street.

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