Coverart for item
The Resource Can't we talk about something more pleasant?, Roz Chast

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

Label
Can't we talk about something more pleasant?
Title
Can't we talk about something more pleasant?
Statement of responsibility
Roz Chast
Title variation
A memoir
Creator
Author
Illustrator
Subject
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 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" --
Summary
Celebrates the final years of the author's aging parents' lives through cartoons, family photos, and documents that reflect the author's struggles with caregiver challenges
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • 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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10290179
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
  • 741.5/6973092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
NC1429.C525
LC item number
A3 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Can't we talk about something more pleasant?, Roz Chast
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still imagetext
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
5674886
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781608198061
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn860395376
  • (OCoLC)860395376
Label
Can't we talk about something more pleasant?, Roz Chast
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still imagetext
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
5674886
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781608198061
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn860395376
  • (OCoLC)860395376

Library Locations

    • Mary Vinson Memorial LibraryBorrow it
      151 S. Jefferson St. Se, Milledgeville, GA, 31061-3419, US
      33.080818 -83.225189

Library Links

Processing Feedback ...