For thirty years, cartoonist Lynn Johnston made daily additions to what would become a monumental body of work: her newspaper comic strip, For Better or For Worse. Chronicling the daily lives of the middle-class suburbanite Patterson family, Elly and John and their children, Michael, Elizabeth, and April, Johnston's strip was ground-breaking in its adherence to narrative and emotional realism, and its refusal to engage in melodrama, superpowers, or anthropomorphic animals. As the syndicated strips appeared in daily newspapers throughout the 1980s, 1990s, and the first decade of the 2000s, these characters aged with their readers, and their trials and tribulations were the same as those of their readers: the daily struggles of work, family, school, and bureaucracy. Wildly funny and formally innovative, For Better or For Worse: The Comic Art of Lynn Johnston will be published to coincide with an international touring exhibition of Lynn Johnston's work, organized by the Art Gallery of Sudbury. The book features some of Johnston's most popular narratives, interspersed with an essay that chronicles the development of her drawing, her life, influences both personal and artistic, and the history of her wildly successful comic strip. This book also gathers together a generous selection of Lynn Johnston's daily comic strips and Sunday pages, spanning the lives of the Patterson family. Whether readers are new to Johnston's work or old fans returning once again, they'll find this book to be a rich treasury of For Better or For Worse.
For Better or For Worse is one of the most beloved comic strips of all time, with a devoted audience of more than 220 million. This new series, produced with Lynn Johnston's cooperation, is the definitive edition, collecting each decade of the strip in three volumes.
Collect the beloved newspaper comic strip that chronicles the saga of the Patterson family in real time, over three decades, in this definitive edition. This volume features one of the most beloved stories in the strip's history--the saga of Farley, the family dog. When little April gets into big trouble, it is up to Farley to come to her rescue. But that isn't the only big event in the lives of the Pattersons. Michael heads off to college and begins his road to journalism. Along the way, he meets his new roommate and is reunited with an old flame. Elizabeth, meanwhile, navigates her teen years, has her first serious relationship, and spends a summer on the farm--a rite of passage that Michael took five years earlier. Back at home, Elly and John deal with adult problems such as house renovations, career changes, and menopause. Lynn Johnston keeps the ongoing narrative fresh and interesting, developing each character in realistic ways while successfully toeing the line between soap opera drama and situation comedy. Includes every comic strip from April 25, 1993 to August 31, 1996. Each volume also contains a number of annotations by Lynn Johnston detailing motivations for certain strips, funny anecdotes, observations about the reaction from fans, and much more!
Opponents of same-sex marriage in the United States often claim that allowing gays and lesbians to marry will lead to the downfall of the institution of marriage and will harm children. Drawing from 16 years of data and experience with same-sex unions in Scandinavia, Gay Marriage: For Better or for Worse? is the first book to present empirical evidence about the results of same-sex marriage (in the form of registered partnerships) from the Nordic countries. Spedale and Eskridge demonstrate that conservative defense-of-marriage arguments that predict negative effects from gay marriage are invalid, and the Scandinavian experience suggests that the institution of marriage may indeed benefit from the enactment of gay marriage. If we look at the proof from abroad, the authors argue, we must conclude that the sanctioning of gay marriage in the United States would neither undermine marriage as an institution, nor harm the wellbeing of our nation's children.
This collection includes the cartoon's trademarks--the foibles of teenagers, terrors of tots, and trials of marriage--and also features hilarious comic daring to more series issues, such as a friend's revelation that he is gay.
Lynn Johnston's own family bears an uncanny resemblance to the fictional Patterson family. In A Look Inside For Better or For Worse you'll find the evolution of Lynn Johnston's strip. From the turmoils of toddlerhood to the shock of "a teenager in the house," For Better or For Worse presents a decade of entertainment.
The Marriage of Science and Government in the United States
Author: Alfred K. Mann
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Category: Political Science
The development of an American science establishment—today an amalgam of scientists, engineers, universities, industrial laboratories, and federal science agencies—began early in the twentieth century when the federal government began to invest in a national scientific infrastructure. During World War II this investment swelled to colossal proportions. At present, the yearly federal investment in basic science and technology amounts to about thirty-five billion dollars. How did this complex marriage between science and government occur? How will increasing economic pressures affect its future? In this engaging overview of the science establishment and its relationship with the federal government, renowned physicist Alfred K. Mann details the reasons behind the creation of the four nonmilitary federal science agencies that are responsible for the bulk of this budget and are the principal supporters of scientific research and technology in American universities. Looking into each agency, he elucidates the ways in which decisions were made, whose interests were at stake, and the resulting discoveries, mishaps, and bureaucratic mazes that were constructed in the name of research. Mann interweaves fascinating stories that grew out of the scientific enterprise: the allies' invention during World War II of the proximity fuse and its tremendous battlefield success, the first use of blood plasma in World War II field hospitals, the invention of radar, strategic policies of the Cold War, the double helix of DNA, space explorations and the space missions, modern global positioning systems (GPS), satellite surveillance, and recent declassification of covert operations. Charting the origins and operations of a remarkable collaboration, For Better or for Worse encompasses many of the key scientific discoveries of our time and offers a renewed vision of the future direction of the United States science establishment.
Johnstons "For Better or For Worse" is the worlds most popular family strip in which characters evolve through age and experience, rather than remaining frozen in time. Syndicated since 1979, this comic was named Best Syndicated Comic Strip.
In and out of English: For Better, For Worse? is concerned with the impact of English as the lingua franca of today's world, in particular its relationship with the languages of Europe. Within this framework a number of themes are explored, including linguistic imperialism, change as the result of language contact, the concept of the English native speaker, and the increasing need in an enlarged Europe for translation into as well as out of English.
Explores the diverse ways ordinary men and women have organized their conjugal relationships since the sixteenth century. ... a massive compilation of fascinating information.' The Times Educational Supplement.
Welfare Reform and the Well-Being of Children and Families
Author: Greg J. Duncan
Publisher: Russell Sage Foundation
Category: Social Science
The 1996 welfare reform bill marked the beginning of a new era in public assistance. Although the new law has reduced welfare rolls, falling caseloads do not necessarily mean a better standard of living for families. In For Better and For Worse, editors Greg J. Duncan and P. Lindsay Chase-Lansdale and a roster of distinguished experts examine the evidence and evaluate whether welfare reform has met one of its chief goals-improving the well-being of the nation's poor children. For Better and For Worse opens with a lively political history of the welfare reform legislation, which demonstrates how conservative politicians capitalize on public concern over such social problems as single parenthood to win support for the radical reforms. Part I reviews how individual states redesigned, implemented, and are managing their welfare systems. These chapters show that most states appear to view maternal employment, rather that income enhancement and marriage, as key to improving child well-being. Part II focuses on national and multistate evaluations of the changes in welfare to examine how families and children are actually faring under the new system. These chapters suggest that work-focused reforms have not hurt children, and that reforms that provide financial support for working families can actually enhance children's development. Part III presents a variety of perspectives on policy options for the future. Remarkable here is the common ground for both liberals and conservatives on the need to support work and at the same time strengthen safety-net programs such as Food Stamps. Although welfare reform-along with the Earned Income Tax Credit and the booming economy of the nineties-has helped bring mothers into the labor force and some children out of poverty, the nation still faces daunting challenges in helping single parents become permanent members of the workforce. For Better and For Worse gathers the most recent data on the effects of welfare reform in one timely volume focused on improving the life chances of poor children.
Translation as a Tool for Change in the South Pacific
Author: Sabine Fenton
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The essays in this book explore the vital role translation has played in defining, changing and redefining linguistic, cultural, ethnic and political identities in several nations of the South Pacific. While in other parts of the world postcolonial scholars have scrutinized the role and history of translation and exposed its close relationship with the colonizers, this has not yet happened in the specific region covered in this collection. In translation studies the Pacific region is terra incognita. The writers of this volume of essays reveal that in the Pacific, as in all other once colonized parts of the world, colonialism and translation went hand in hand. The unsettling power of translation is described as it effected change for better or for worse. While the Pacific Islanders' encounter with the Europeans has previously been described as having a 'Fatal Impact', the authors of these essays are further able to demonstrate that the Pacific Islanders were not only victims but also played an active role in the cross-cultural events they were party to and in shaping their own destinies. Examples of the role of translation in effecting change - for better or for worse - abound in the history of the nations of the Pacific. These stories are told here in order to bring this region into the mainstream scholarly attention of postcolonial and translation studies.
The author accompanies the Alzheimer's disease (AD) caregiver in the journey involving numerous care-based decisions. For Better or for Worse is presented as a resource and guide for caregivers and their families. Many AD behaviors and corresponding spouse reactions are the basis of the accompanying stories. Recognizing similarities to their own struggles, the reader can view how others have reacted. Most types of long-term care industry companies are described, including their advantages and license limitation issues. Examples of profit motivated care versus quality of life are included. The common thread is to increase the caregiver's knowledge and reduce life-threatening stress while benefitting the AD victim. Whether one is considering outside support or transferring the responsibility for care, the details are intended to be of benefit in the decision process. The author's decades of hands on AD experiences resulted in the Alzheimer's Disease Living Will. The referenced document can be critical regarding end of life care issues. "To control your own natural AD process" is the author's critical goal.
I. Marriage penalties and bonuses -- II. Sources of marriage penalties and bonuses -- III. Magnitudes of marriage penalties and bonuses -- IV. Labor market and demographic changes affecting marriage penalties and bonuses -- V. Reducing marriage penalties -- Appendix A. Tax treatment of married couples in other countries -- Appendix B. Treatment of married couples under state income taxes -- Appendix C. Characteristics of married and unmarried couples -- Appendix D. Additional supporting tables -- Appendix E. Sources of data -- Appendix F. Estimated marriage penalties and bonuses under a divorce model -- Appendix G. Income distribution of families -- Appendix H. Comparison of demographic changes for working-age couples and all married couples.
She's a wedding coordinator. He's a divorce attorney. She begins marriages. He ends them. How could these two possibly find common ground? Wendy Hartline is finally starting to settle into the single life. After a difficult season of grief following her husband's death, she's taken over the family business of coordinating memorable weddings. Life has become . . . comfortable. Then the charming and incredibly frustrating Marco Amorini opens a legal practice--specializing in divorces--right next to her wedding chapel and stirs up everything. Wendy learns that perhaps there is such a thing as second chances in this hilarious story of the pleasures and pains of new love in midlife.
Leonora is a teacher struggling to teach the wild ex-soldier Morse how to become a gentleman in just three months! It all started with a wager she made with her uncle. If she wins, he will give her part of his fortune so that she can make her dream come true. Morse is very handsome and does look the part of a gentleman, but the issue is his inability to act like one. Not to mention, once he realizes that Leonora is sexually inexperienced, he is set on trying to seduce her… Morse’s reckless love games are getting in the way of lessons, and now Leonora’s pure heart is in danger!
Nearly all human beings declare a deep affection for their significant consort. Although an entirely further crucial inquiry is what would you carry out for the individual you are devoted to? Would you risk a life or your freedom? Would you go against your own morals and ethics? Would you lie to them or withhold serious information? In this brief narrative E. Bassey explores these notions and asks the question, what do you consider For Better or For Worse"?