Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir

Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir

Roz Chast


#1 New York Times Bestseller

2014 nationwide e-book AWARD FINALIST

In her first memoir, Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the subject of getting older mom and dad. Spanning the final a number of years in their lives and advised via four-color cartoons, family members pictures, and files, and a story as rife with laughs because it is with tears, Chast's memoir is either convenience and comedian reduction for an individual experiencing the life-altering lack of aged parents.

When it got here to her aged parents, Roz held to the practices of denial, avoidance, and distraction. but if Elizabeth Chast climbed a ladder to find an outdated keepsake from the "crazy closet"―with predictable results―the instruments that had served Roz good via her mom and dad' seventies, eighties, and into their early nineties may possibly not be deployed.

While the details are Chast-ian of their idiosyncrasies―an worried father who had relied seriously on his spouse for balance as he slipped into dementia and a former assistant vital mom whose overbearing character had sidelined Roz for decades―the topics are common: grownup teenagers accepting a parental position; getting older and risky mom and dad leaving a kin domestic for an establishment; facing uncomfortable actual intimacies; handling logistics; and hiring strangers to supply the main own care.

An striking portrait of 2 lives at their finish and an basically baby coping as top she will be able to, Can't We discuss whatever extra Pleasant will convey the entire variety of Roz Chast's expertise as cartoonist and storyteller.

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