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Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir by [Chast, Roz]
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Roz Chast, photo by Bill Franzen

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New Yorker cartoonist and prolific author Chast (What I Hate from A to Z, 2011) writes a bravely honest memoir of watching her parents decline, become too frail to stay in the Brooklyn apartment they called home for five decades, suffer dementia and physical depletion, and die in their nineties in a hospice-care facility. Unlike many recent parent-focused cartoon memoirs, such as Alison Bechdel’s Are You My Mother? (2012) and Nicole J. George’s Calling Dr. Laura (2012), in which the story is as much about the cartoonist’s current work and family life as it is about his or her parents, Chast keeps her narrative tightly focused on her mother and father and her own problematic—though not uncommon—guilt-provoking relationships with them. Chast’s hallmark quirky sketches are complemented by annotated photos from her own and her parents’ childhoods. Occasionally, her hand-printed text will take up more than a full page, but it’s neatly wound into accompanying panels or episodes. An unflinching look at the struggles facing adult children of aging parents. --Francisca Goldsmith

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  • File Size: 135984 KB
  • Print Length: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA; 1 edition (May 6, 2014)
  • Publication Date: May 6, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JA9JE0Y
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