The Resource Can't we talk about something more pleasant?
- Can't we talk about something more pleasant?
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- Roz Chast
- Title variation
- A memoir
- trueParent and adult child
- Graphic novels
- trueLife stories -- Facing adversity | Coping with death
- trueAutobiographical comics
- trueComics and Graphic novels
- trueChast, Roz
- trueFamily and Relationships -- Aging and Death
- Cartoonists -- United States -- Biography | Comic books, strips, etc
- trueChildren of aging parents
- Adult children of aging parents -- Family relationships -- United States -- Comic books, strips, etc
- trueLife stories -- Facing adversity | Dealing with death
- Comics (Graphic works)
- trueLife change events
- trueAging parents
- Aging parents -- Family relationships -- United States -- Comic books, strips, etc
- trueAutobiographies and memoirs
- Aging parents -- Care -- United States -- Comic books, strips, 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" --
- Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction, 2014.
- Library Journal Best Books 2014
- National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, 2014.
- New York Times Notable Book, 2014
- Assigning source
- from publisher's web site
- Biography type
- contains biographical information
- Cataloging source
- no index present
- Literary form
- non fiction
- Nature of contents
- comics graphic novels
- Target audience
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