Roz chast can t we talk about something pleasant

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roz chast can t we talk about something pleasant

Cant We Talk about Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast

#1 New York Times Bestseller

2014 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST

In her first memoir, Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the topic of aging parents. Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons, family photos, and documents, and a narrative as rife with laughs as it is with tears, Chasts memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents.

When it came to her elderly mother and father, Roz held to the practices of denial, avoidance, and distraction. But when Elizabeth Chast climbed a ladder to locate an old souvenir from the crazy closet—with predictable results—the tools that had served Roz well through her parents seventies, eighties, and into their early nineties could no longer be deployed.

While the particulars are Chast-ian in their idiosyncrasies—an anxious father who had relied heavily on his wife for stability as he slipped into dementia and a former assistant principal mother whose overbearing personality had sidelined Roz for decades—the themes are universal: adult children accepting a parental role; aging and unstable parents leaving a family home for an institution; dealing with uncomfortable physical intimacies; managing logistics; and hiring strangers to provide the most personal care.

An amazing portrait of two lives at their end and an only child coping as best she can, Cant We Talk about Something More Pleasant will show the full range of Roz Chasts talent as cartoonist and storyteller.
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Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?

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Buy from other retailers. Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons, family photos, and documents, and a narrative as rife with laughs as it is with tears, Chast's memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents. When it came to her elderly mother and father, Roz held to the practices of denial, avoidance, and distraction. While the particulars are Chast-ian in their idiosyncrasies-an anxious father who had relied heavily on his wife for stability as he slipped into dementia and a former assistant principal mother whose overbearing personality had sidelined Roz for decades-the themes are universal: adult children accepting a parental role; aging and unstable parents leaving a family home for an institution; dealing with uncomfortable physical intimacies; managing logistics; and hiring strangers to provide the most personal care. An amazing portrait of two lives at their end and an only child coping as best she can, Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant will show the full range of Roz Chast's talent as cartoonist and storyteller. Chast reminds us how deftly the graphic novel can capture ordinary crises in ordinary American lives. Moving and bracingly candid.

For the rest of the list, click here. And when your scrimpings run out:. If not, you are probably young enough to have parents who are white-water rafting, eating Greek yogurt and driving you insane. Her signature wavy-lined drawings pulsate with emotion and hope as her words cut straight to hopeless reality. It veers between being laugh-out-loud funny and so devastating I had to take periodic timeouts.

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R oz Chast is my favourite New Yorker cartoonist, possibly because her work does not fit the standard template. You will not see dogs or cats passing wry remarks to each other; and seldom will the drawing take up a great deal more space than the caption., The book is about Chast's parents in their final years.

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  1. Reirenresthill says:

    Bold and honest, hilarious and despairing, this graphic memoir from the New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast carefully chronicles the demise of her.

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