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Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

Written by Roz Chast
Non-Fiction

You've probably seen Roz Chast's cartoons before; they have been published in the New Yorker for the past several decades. In this graphic novel memoir, Chast expands beyond her usual panel or two to tell the story of the ends of her parents lives; from the slow, inevitable decline of old age, to serious illnesses requiring full-time care, to both their deaths within the space of two years. Serious and sad, certainly, but also frequently humorous, as Chast navigates the tricky (and expensive) task of caring for her parents.

For more of Chast's work, check out Theories of Everything: Selected, Collected and Health-Inspected Cartoons, 1978-2006, also available at the library.

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