Can't we talk about something more pleasant? / Roz Chast.
- ISBN: 9781608198061
- ISBN: 1608198065
- Description: 228 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
- Edition: First U.S. edition.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2014.
- 2 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).
- 0 copies at Gloucester. (Show all copies)
18 current holds with 25 total copies.
|Library||Location||Call Number||Status||Due Date|
|Gloucester||Adult New Books||New 741.5/Chast (Text to phone)||Checked out||01/07/2015|
|Beverly Farms||Adult Nonfiction||HQ 1063.6 .C53 2014 (Text to phone)||Checked out||01/05/2015|
|Beverly Main||Adult Graphic Novels||Graphic Novel HQ 1063.6 .C53 2014 (Text to phone)||Checked out||12/26/2014|
|Danvers||New Books||GN / Chast (Text to phone)||Checked out||01/03/2015|
|Everett - Shute Memorial||Adult Graphic Novels||Adult/Graphic Novel Chast (Text to phone)||Offline||-|
|Lynnfield||Adult Nonfiction||HQ 1063.6 .C53 2014 (Text to phone)||Checked out||01/05/2015|
|Lynnfield||Adult Nonfiction||HQ 1063.6 .C53 2014 (Text to phone)||On holds shelf||-|
|Marblehead||Adult New Biography||NEW BIO CHAST, ROZ 2014 (Text to phone)||Checked out||12/20/2014|
|Melrose||Art Department New Books||741.5 Chast (Text to phone)||On holds shelf||-|
|Melrose||Art Department New Books||741.5 Chast (Text to phone)||Checked out||12/29/2014|
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|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.
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|Alternate Title:|| Subtitle on cover: A memoir