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Can't we talk about something more pleasant?, Roz Chast

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Can't we talk about something more pleasant?
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Can't we talk about something more pleasant?
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Roz Chast
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A memoir
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Language
eng
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" --
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Title
Can't we talk about something more pleasant?
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Summary
Celebrates the final years of the author's aging parents' lives through cartoons, family photos, and documents that reflect the author's struggles with caregiver challenges
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Award
  • Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction, 2014.
  • Library Journal Best Books 2014
  • National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, 2014.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2014
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10290179
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
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True
Target audience
adult
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Roz Chast
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Cant we talk about something more pleasant?
Can't we talk about something more pleasant?, Roz Chast
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ocn860395376
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781608198061
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Other physical details
color illustrations

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