The Resource Can't we talk about something more pleasant?, Roz Chast

Can't we talk about something more pleasant?, Roz Chast

Label
Can't we talk about something more pleasant?
Title
Can't we talk about something more pleasant?
Statement of responsibility
Roz Chast
Title variation
Roz Chast
Title variation remainder
a memoir
Creator
Artist
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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. 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"--
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Product description
Awards note
National Book Critics Circle Award for Autobiography, 2014.
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NLM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chast, Roz
Dewey number
  • 741.5/6973092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
LC call number
  • NC1429.C525
  • PN6728.C36
LC item number
  • A2 2014
  • C43 2014
Literary form
non fiction
NLM call number
WT 104
NLM item number
C489c 2014
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chast, Roz
  • Adult children of aging parents
  • Aging parents
  • Adult children of aging parents
  • Caregivers
  • Dementia
  • Aging parents
  • Cartoonists
  • Medicine
  • Aging
  • Adult Children
  • Aged
  • Parent-Child Relations
  • Terminal Care
Label
Can't we talk about something more pleasant?, Roz Chast
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
NOTE : Dementia friendly Margaret River collection
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Beginning of the end -- Return to the fold -- Elder lawyer -- Galapagos -- Fall -- Maimonides -- Sundowning -- End of an era -- Move -- Old apartment -- Place -- Next step -- Kleenex abounding -- Postmortem -- Elizabeth, alone -- Bedtime stories -- Chrysalis -- End -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn860395376
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781608198061
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)860395376
Label
Can't we talk about something more pleasant?, Roz Chast
Publication
Copyright
Note
NOTE : Dementia friendly Margaret River collection
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Beginning of the end -- Return to the fold -- Elder lawyer -- Galapagos -- Fall -- Maimonides -- Sundowning -- End of an era -- Move -- Old apartment -- Place -- Next step -- Kleenex abounding -- Postmortem -- Elizabeth, alone -- Bedtime stories -- Chrysalis -- End -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn860395376
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781608198061
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)860395376

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