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Can't we talk about something more pleasant? : a memoir

Chast, Roz. (Author).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Town of Hanover Libraries.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Howe Library GRAPHIC B CHAST 31254003176076 Main floor Available -
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Howe Library GRAPHIC B CHAST 31254003234529 Main floor Available -
Howe Library GRAPHIC B CHAST 31254003238595 Main floor Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781608198061
  • Physical Description: print
    228 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "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"
Subject: Chast, Roz Family Comic books, strips, etc
Adult chldren of agin parents Family relationships Comic books, strips, etc
Aging parents Care Comic books, strips, etc
Aging parents Family relationships Comic books, strips, etc
Cartoonists United States Biography
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