Quickpick: Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast

Can't We TalkCan’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant, by Roz Chast

Graphic storytelling like you haven’t experienced before. Roz Chast’s memoir is told in her trademark New Yorker “cartoon” style, along with photographs and handwritten text. The mix gives an immediacy to the narrative that wouldn’t be available in a straight-up, conventional memoir. Chast is really frank about the mixed emotions experienced as she takes on an ever-greater care-taking role vis-a-vis her aged parents. The book is a kind of road-map for those of us facing these circumstances, and more than that, it is engaging and absorbing and cringeworthy and amusing and anxious, and…. I’m recommending this book to anyone.

-Michael K.

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