Cartoon Books

You asked for them. My two newest sweeties.


Love Me or Go To Hell: True Love Cartoons, about love and not-love. Sold into a second printing in the first week. It has over 200 cartoons by five feline-type cartoonist girlfriends. Meow.

Why I wrote this book. The first question I ask a married woman is, “Where did you meet your husband?” I must know! What are the secrets and signals of love, and how does it all work?  This issue is always coming up in my cartoons.

Description. I give credit to Stephanie Piro, one of my talented contributors, for the great title. I added the secondary part of the title: True Love Cartoons, because I didn’t want readers to think that this was a putdown of adorable men, or of love. No hating here.

There are over 216 cartoons, which is, like, twice as many as the tired old retread New Yorker books! A nice variety of drawing styles and Attitude. Fits perfectly into your purse for Girls Night Out. Very cute!  220 pages, 5″ square, softcover, $9.95 at  Amazon.

If you want it signed, just add it to your list on my Buy Barstow page, and I’ll sign it however you’d like, Hell included.

What women want book
What DO Women really want? Chocolate, as a starter.

What Do Women REALLY Want? Chocolate! is my first book. And you know what they say about your firstborn! There’s no other book like this anywhere. Family Circle named it book of the month. Brownies, cupcakes, ice cream, it’s all here, and it’s not vanilla any more. Very handsome, with tons of reviews from food writers and critics.

Why I wrote this book. I think about chocolate every day. Maybe not consciously, and certainly not just candy, but chocolate is a part of my life, even if it’s just an ingredient in a dessert.  Apparently quite a few other people feel the same way, including editors, because I’ve certainly sold a lot of cartoons about it!

Description. The chocolate-brown cover is smooth, almost silky, and in contrast, the pages are thick and super-white. The publisher decided it should be a hardback, to be a real collector’s item.  There are over 120 fullpage cartoons about ice cream, cake, brownies, cookies and of course chocolate. The foreword is by the famous author of 9 cookbooks, Rose Levy Beranbaum, and she thought this was so special that she wrote her first introduction!

140 pp, 8″ square, hardback, $12.95. You can find it on Amazon, or if you want me to sign it, and or do an original, delicious sketch in the book, go immediately to my Barstow Store page.

What Others Said

Family Circle: Book of the Month Award! Her cartoons are a calorie-free way to indulge in chocolate and feed  your funny bone. Check out her yummy collection.

Chocolatier Magazine: As a magazine devoted to chocolate, we recognize that almost everyone loves chocolate. …which is why we’re so excited about What Do Women REALLY Want? Chocolate! Barstow’s irreverent cartoons are laced with truth…With simple line drawings and limited words, Barstow captures the bliss, satisfaction, comfort and insanity that is the relationship between women and chocolate.

Philadelphia Inquirer: Now that both chocolate and laughter have officially been deemed beneficial to health, it only makes sense to team the two. That’s what Donna Barstow did in her debut book. Her cartoons appear in newspapers and magazines across the country…With simple line drawings and limited words, Barstow captures the bliss, satisfaction, comfort and insanity that is the relationship between women and chocolate. your funny bone.

Milwaukee Sentinel: Oh, Fudge.

Facebook Fan Page: Facebook chocolate.