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Can't we talk about something more pleasant? : [a memoir] / Roz Chast.

Chast, Roz, (author,, illustrator.).

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Kenton County.

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1 current hold with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Covington Branch 741.56973 C489c 2014 (Text) 33126019644917 Adult Graphic Novel Available -
Erlanger Branch 741.56973 C489c 2014 (Text) 33126019644883 Adult Nonfiction Available -
Wm. E. Durr Branch 741.56973 C489c 2014 (Text) 33126019644925 Adult Nonfiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781608198061 (hardback)
  • ISBN: 1608198065 (hardback)
  • Physical Description: 228 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2014.

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Summary, etc.:
"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" -- from publisher's web site.
Subject: Chast, Roz > Family > Comic books, strips, etc.
Adult children of aging parents > Family relationships > United States > Comic books, strips, etc.
Aging parents > Family relationships > United States > Comic books, strips, etc.
Aging parents > Care > United States > Comic books, strips, etc.
Cartoonists > United States > Biography.
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