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The Resource Can't we talk about something more pleasant? : a memoir, Roz Chast

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

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Can't we talk about something more pleasant? : a memoir
Title
Can't we talk about something more pleasant?
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Roz Chast
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Genre
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 a mixture of cartoons, family photos, 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
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
NC1429.C525
LC item number
A2 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
Can't we talk about something more pleasant? : a memoir, Roz Chast
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Can't we talk about something more pleasant? : a memoir, Roz Chast
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Copyright
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Subtitle from cover
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
The beginning of the end -- Return to the fold -- The elder lawyer -- Galapagos -- The fall -- Maimonides -- Sundowning -- The end of an era -- The move -- The old apartment -- The place -- The next step -- Kleenex abounding -- Postmortem -- Elizabeth, alone -- Bedtime stories -- Chrysalis -- The end
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Dimensions
25 cm
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Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781608198061
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)860395376

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