Can't we talk about something more pleasant? : [a memoir] / Roz Chast.
- ISBN: 9781608198061 (hardcover) :
- ISBN: 1608198065 (hardcover) :
- Description: 228 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm.
- Edition: First U.S. edition.
- Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2014.
- 3 copies at NOBLE (All Libraries).
- 0 copies at Gloucester. (Show all copies)
32 current holds with 26 total copies.
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|Gloucester||Adult New Books||New 741.5/Chast (Text to phone)||Checked out||02/14/2015|
|Beverly Farms||Adult Nonfiction||HQ 1063.6 .C53 2014 (Text to phone)||On holds shelf||-|
|Beverly Main||Adult Graphic Novels||Graphic Novel HQ 1063.6 .C53 2014 (Text to phone)||Checked out||02/02/2015|
|Danvers||New Books||GN / Chast (Text to phone)||Checked out||01/31/2015|
|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||02/12/2015|
|Lynnfield||Adult Nonfiction||HQ 1063.6 .C53 2014 (Text to phone)||Checked out||02/06/2015|
|Marblehead||Adult New Biography||NEW BIO CHAST, ROZ 2014 (Text to phone)||Checked out||01/31/2015|
|Melrose||Art Department New Books||741.5 Chast (Text to phone)||Checked out||01/26/2015|
|Melrose||Art Department New Books||741.5 Chast (Text to phone)||Checked out||01/22/2015|
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|Summary:|| In her first memoir, the author 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, her 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, she held to the practices of denial, avoidance, and distraction. But when she climbed a ladder to locate an old souvenir from the "crazy closet"--with predictable results--the tools that had served her 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 her 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.