Can't we talk about something more pleasant? / Roz Chast
Comic Book/Graphic Novel | Bloomsbury | 2014 | First U.S. edition.

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Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department GRAPHIC NOVEL BIOGRAPHY CHAST Check Shelf
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East Windsor, Library Association of Warehouse Point - Adult Department GRAPHICNOVEL B CHAST CHA NEWBKS Check Shelf
Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department GN CHAST Check Shelf
Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department BIO CHAST Check Shelf
Manchester, Main Library - Basement Materials 741.5697 CHAST Check Shelf
Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction 741.5697 CHAST Check Shelf
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Marlborough, Richmond Memorial Library - Adult Department B CHAST Check Shelf
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Edition
First U.S. edition.
Description
228 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary
"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, 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. 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" -- from publisher's web site.
Contents
Introduction -- Beginning of the end -- Return to the fold -- Elder lawyer -- Galapagos -- Fall -- Maimonides -- Sundowning -- End of an era -- Move -- Old apartment -- Place -- Next step -- Kleenex abounding -- Postmortem -- Elizabeth, alone -- Bedtime stories -- Chrysalis -- End -- Epilogue.
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Added Title
Can we not talk about something more pleasant?
Note
Subtitle on cover: A memoir
ISBN
9781632861016 (paperback)
9781608198061 (hardback)
1608198065 (hardback)
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