Can t We Talk about Something More Pleasant

Written By Roz Chast
Can t We Talk about Something More Pleasant
  • Publsiher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 06 May 2014
  • ISBN : 1620406381
  • Pages : 240 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 61 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Can t We Talk about Something More Pleasant written by Roz Chast which was release on 06 May 2014, this book published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: #1 New York Times Bestseller 2014 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST In her first memoir, New Yorker cartoonist 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. An amazing portrait of two lives at their end and an only child coping as best she can, Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant will show the full range of Roz Chast's talent as cartoonist and storyteller.

Can t We Talk about Something More Pleasant

Can t We Talk about Something More Pleasant
  • Author : Roz Chast
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2014-05-06
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1620406381
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Summary : #1 New York Times Bestseller 2014 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST In her first memoir, New Yorker cartoonist 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 ...

Can t We Talk about Something More Pleasant

Can t We Talk about Something More Pleasant
  • Author : Roz Chast
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1620406381
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Summary : #1 New York Times Bestseller 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 ...

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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2017-10-03
  • Total pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1620406381
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Summary : Washington Post "10 Best Graphic Novels of the Year" New York Magazine "The Year's Most Giftable Coffee Table Books" Newsday "Best Fall Books" The Verge "The Ten Best Comics of the Year" An Indie Next Pick Winner of the New York City Book Award From the #1 NYT bestselling author of Can't ...

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  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04-14
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1620406381
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Summary : Considers how comics display our everyday stuff—junk drawers, bookshelves, attics—as a way into understanding how we represent ourselves now For most of their history, comics were widely understood as disposable—you read them and discarded them, and the pulp paper they were printed on decomposed over time. Today, ...

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  • Author : Sabrina Fuchs Abrams
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-11-09
  • Total pages : 263
  • ISBN : 1620406381
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Summary : This collection is the first to focus on the transgressive and transformative power of American female humorists. It explores the work of authors and comediennes such as Carolyn Wells, Lucille Clifton, Mary McCarthy, Lynne Tillman, Constance Rourke, Roz Chast, Amy Schumer and Samantha Bee, and the ways in which their ...

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  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2016-10-04
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1620406381
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Summary : “There’s something thrilling about seeing people invent new ways to tell their story. To me, it’s proof that the art form of comics is healthy: it lives and grows and reinvents itself. It’s alive!” –Roz Chast, from the Introduction FEATURING Lynda Barry, Kate Beaton, Cece Bell, Geneviè...

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-11-30
  • Total pages : 254
  • ISBN : 1620406381
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Summary : This book provides an introduction to women cartoonists in the US, reading their work from a feminist, literary and stylistic perspective, which shines a light on their innovative and unique narratives and graphic languages. From rabid feminists to blundering teenagers to dyke avengers and pregnant butches, from political satire to ...

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  • Publisher : ABDO
  • Release Date : 2016-08-15
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Summary : This book introduces readers to dozens of women who have made groundbreaking contributions in literary fiction, genre fiction, science fiction, nonfiction and memoir, feminist writing, poetry, and young adult literature. Features include essential facts, a timeline, a glossary, additional resources, source notes, and an index....

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  • Author : Sarah Falcus,Katsura Sako
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-01-15
  • Total pages : 228
  • ISBN : 1620406381
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Summary : This book examines narratives of dementia in contemporary literary texts, studying what is now a pressing issue with deep political, economic, and social implications for many ageing societies. As part of the increasing visibility of dementia in social and cultural life, these narratives pose ethical, aesthetic, and political questions about ...

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  • Author : Tom Hart
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 2018-11-06
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1620406381
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Summary : #1 New York Times bestselling author and Eisner-nominated cartoonist Tom Hart has written a poignant and instructive guide for all aspiring graphic memoirists detailing the tenets of artistry and story-telling inherent in the medium. Hart examines what makes a graphic memoir great, and shows you how to do it. With two ...

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  • Author : Brenda Woods
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2003-12-29
  • Total pages : 144
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Summary : On her tenth birthday, Leah receives a surprise gift from glamorous Aunt Olivia, Mama's only sister, who lives in Los Angeles. It is a red rose box. Not many people in 1958 Louisiana have seen such a beautiful traveling case, covered with red roses, filled with jewelry, silk bedclothes, expensive soaps......

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  • Author : Jonathan Lethem,Bill Kartalopoulos
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2015-10-06
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1620406381
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Summary : “As I know well from my own field, true vitality consists of stuff that’s further off the radar of general acclaim. The influx of raw arrivals. The deep cuts.” —Jonathan Lethem, from the Introduction Featuring Gabrielle Bell, Mat Brinkman, Roz Chast, Anya Davidson, Eleanor Davis, Jules Feiffer, Blaise Larmee, ...

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  • Publisher : Clarkson Potter
  • Release Date : 2020-10-20
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1620406381
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Summary : Pulitzer Prize–winning literary critic Michiko Kakutani shares 100 personal, thought-provoking essays about books that have mattered to her and that help illuminate the world we live in today—with beautiful illustrations throughout. “A book tailormade for bibliophiles.”—Oprah Winfrey “An ebullient celebration of books and reading.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) ...

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  • Author : Claire B. Joseph
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2018-03-27
  • Total pages : 174
  • ISBN : 1620406381
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Summary : The Medical Library Association Guide to Developing Consumer Health Collections guides both library graduate school students and seasoned librarians from academic, health sciences, and public libraries, to develop, maintain, nurture, and advertise consumer health collections. This authoritative guide from the respected Medical Library Association covers all that is involved in ...

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-12-07
  • Total pages : 470
  • ISBN : 1620406381
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Summary : The Routledge Companion to Death and Literature seeks to understand the ways in which literature has engaged deeply with the ever-evolving relationship humanity has with its ultimate demise. It is the most comprehensive collection in this growing field of study and includes essays by Brian McHale, Catherine Belling, Ronald Schleifer, ...