Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
From Library Staff
A humorous and touching memoir about Chast’s aging parents. Roz Chast is a fantastic New Yorker magazine comics contributor and this memoir doesn’t disappoint. It illuminates the grieving one may have over our parents while making us laugh at the same time. -Laural W
This is one of my favorite memoirs of the year. Chast perfectly captures the struggle of caring for aging parents. The worry, the frustration, and the emotion, it’s all in there. This is an emotionally cathartic read for anyone who has been on the caretaking journey.
No matter what kind of relationship you have with your parents, or how many siblings to help you share the responsibility for their care, I think you will be able to relate with the feelings of guilt and inadequacy that we feel as our parents become older and less stable in mind and body. Tempe... Read More »
An unflinchingly honest but hilarious book about aging, dealing with aging parents, and the weird, warped relationships we have with our parents.
(Karen E's fave)
An unflinchingly honest and hilarious graphic novel/ memoir by the incomparable Roz Chast! She writes and draws about her relationship with her parents (ah, the bane of being an only child!) and the difficult things that we may face as we age or as our loved ones age.