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Can't we talk about something more pleasant?: [a memoir]
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New York : Bloomsbury, 2014.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First U.S. edition.
Physical Desc:
228 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 25 cm
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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.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781608198061 :, 1608198065 :

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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.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Chast, R. (2014). Can't we talk about something more pleasant?: [a memoir]. First U.S. edition. New York: Bloomsbury.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Chast, Roz. 2014. Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?: [a Memoir]. New York: Bloomsbury.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Chast, Roz, Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?: [a Memoir]. New York: Bloomsbury, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Chast, Roz. Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?: [a Memoir]. First U.S. edition. New York: Bloomsbury, 2014. Print.

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