‘For years, Guisewite has presented a sampling of the absurd and achingly familiar rituals women face in presenting themselves to the world. In the process, she has become a dead-on chronicler of fashion in all its folly.’ –The Dallas Morning NewsLovable Cathy has been sister, confidante, and best friend to countless fans around the world. She’s an Everywoman who experiences frustrations on the job, in her love life, and with her aging parents in much the same way as her real-life counterparts. Yet Cathy always handles everything with aplomb, consistently seeing the funny side of every situation. She’s been an inspiration–giving readers infinite reasons to laugh at life’s strange realities.In this celebration of Cathy’s 20 years, creator Guisewite shares some of her earliest strips and recollections of Cathy’s growth. An advertising copywriter when she first drew the frazzled Cathy in 1976, Guisewite also reflects on how her own life shaped her character and the strip’s other personalities–from boyfriends to pets to parents. From fashion challenges to business travel, Guisewite has covered the gamut of life through her indomitable alter-ego, Cathy, and the trip’s been pleasurable for everyone.In Cathy’s 20th Anniversary Collection, readers also accompany Cathy on more adventures: Cathy as she listens patiently to her boss rant about how to buy a new car, replying, ‘Where’s this energy when we want a man to go in a mall?’ Cathy as she turns her mother to mush by asking for quality time. Cathy, frustrated from years of trying to find the right man, as she buys a computer just for the on-line romance chat rooms.Faithful fans who’ve grown up with Cathy will treasure this 20th anniversary book from Cathy Guisewite.