Cathy Guisewite is the creator of the “Cathy” comic strip and author of a new book of essays, Fifty Things That Aren’t My Fault.

Cathy found her way into the hearts of readers more than forty years ago, and has been there ever since. Her deeply relatable look at the challenges of womanhood in a changing world became a touchstone for women everywhere, winning her praise, awards and the high honor of having her work displayed on the fronts of refrigerators across the land, right next to the food.

Guisewite picks up the story now, in a book of thoughtful, funny and hope-filled essays about the “grown-up” years — aging children, aging parents, aging self and the glorious freedom to liberate ourselves from all those things which are not our fault.