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Remembering Farley: A Tribute to the Life of Our Favorite Cartoon Dog: A For Better or For Worse Special Edition (For Better or For Worse)

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In "Remembering Farley," Lynn Johnston shares her favorite selections from the heroic sheep dog's life. This retrospective includes strips from Farley'a puppy days to his dying day, scenes that capture the essence of raising and loving a pet. "Remembering Farley" also contains some new illustrations and quotes from some of the letters sent by his many fans.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published March 1st 1996 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
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Dolly
Jan 19, 2014 Dolly rated it liked it
Recommends it for: people who enjoy reading comics
I've always been a big fan of reading the 'funny pages' and I always enjoyed reading the For Better or For Worse comic strip. I grew up reading the strip and loved reading about the joys and challenges of parenting as I became a mom.

This is a sweet tribute to a truly lovable family dog. Farley was such a big part of this comic strip and so much of the humor came from the family's interactions with him. (view spoiler)
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EvezBeadz.artfire.com
Sep 23, 2014 EvezBeadz.artfire.com rated it it was amazing
A very sweet look into a cartoon life at FARLEY! A super BIG lovable Sheepdog. I knew Farley passed, but I missed how in the comic strips. Reading this book caught me up with his life and loss.
Lynn Johnston is a very powerful writer, she'll make you laugh, she'll make you cry.
This book also has letters from around the world about other peoples loved pets included. I could have done without these stories and more comics, but whatever. The book is still worth it. I enjoyed it very much.
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Elizabeth
Feb 08, 2008 Elizabeth rated it liked it
Recommends it for: FBoFW fans (or snarkers)
Collection of For Better or For Worse comic strips focusing on the Patterson family's first dog, Farley. In recent years, FOOB (as the snarkers call it) has gone way, waaaay downhill in quality, from when Anthony Caine (Liz's high school boyfriend) wanted to make Liz Patterson's near-rape all about him, to Liz's abandonment of her adventurous ideals because Anthony had gotten a divorce, and onward to today. So it was refreshing to read the strip from when most fans agree it was actually good. ...more
Ruby
May 07, 2014 Ruby rated it it was amazing
I have read FBOFW over the years, always liking how the characters aged and life moved on, as opposed to most other comics. I remember the shocking day when I opened up the comic section of the paper and saw Farley pull April from the river, and the saddening twist to that valiant rescue. I really like how Ms. Johnston covered the sensitive subject of the loss of a pet throughout the following strips.

Getting this collection was a great trip down memory lane. definitely recommend it.
Leslie
Jun 27, 2012 Leslie rated it it was amazing
When I was a kid, I always read For Better or For Worse and I was surprised and grief when their sheep dog Farley died while he saved young April from a raging river. He was the family's best and favorite companion. He always curled and shed liberally on the comfiest armchair. He slopped his food all over the kitchen. Thank you Lynn Johnston for putting all strips about him together in the book. I will alway treasure it.
Duffy
Oct 07, 2009 Duffy rated it it was amazing
Read it to pull together the cartoons I missed over the years and enjoyed many "new" ones. They mean so much more now that I've been a doggie mommy three times. May read it again soon since my brother and a friend have both seen the passing of their wonderful dogs. All precious spirits...
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Feb 17, 2009 Nurul rated it really liked it
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I never thought that a dog could be part of a family. Biarpun udah pernah tau akhir kisah si Farley ini, kok masih aja brebes mili....
Fizzgig76
Jul 09, 2008 Fizzgig76 rated it really liked it
A collection of For Better or Worse chronicalling the life of their sheepdog Farely from adoption, to death, and beyond. Good collection if you have or ever had a dog.
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Compilation of For Better or Worse comic strip from newspaper. If you are a fan, you'll want it to reminisce.
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Lynn Johnston CM OM is a Canadian cartoonist, well known for her comic strip For Better or For Worse, and was the first female cartoonist to win the Reuben Award.
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