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Can't we talk about something more pleasant? : a memoir

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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 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" --

Available copies

  • 35 of 37 copies available at Westchester Library System.

Current holds

0 current holds with 37 total copies.
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Ardsley Public Library GRAPHIC BIO CHAST (Text)
Graphic Book
31000151057976
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Bedford Free Library B CHAST (Text)
Biography
31002150639085
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Briarcliff Manor Public Library B CHAST (Text)
Biography
31036150669692
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Bronxville Public Library B CHAST (Text)
Biography
31004151384356
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Chappaqua Library ADULT GRAPHIC BIOGRAPHY CHAST (Text)
Graphic Book
31005154303962
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Chappaqua Library BIOGRAPHY CHAST, ROZ (Text)
Biography
31005154289997
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Croton Free Library GRAPHIC/B CHAST (Text)
Graphic Book
31006151423027
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Dobbs Ferry Public Library B CHAST (Text)
Biography
31007151138458
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Eastchester Public Library B CHAST (Text)
Biography
31008151962046
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Greenburgh Public Library GRAPHIC B CHAST (Text)
Graphic Book
31009154133130
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Harrison Public Library BIO CHAST (Text)
Biography
31010300023522
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Hendrick Hudson Free Library B CHAST (Text)
Biography
31016151442455
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Irvington Public Library GN BIO CHAST, R (Text)
Graphic Book
31012154157455
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John C. Hart Memorial Library B CHAST (Text)
Biography
31030154149082
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Katonah Village Library GRAPHIC CHAST (Text)
Graphic Book
31013151564388
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Larchmont Public Library B CHAST (Text)
Graphic Book
31014152181206
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Lewisboro Library BIOGRAPHY CHAST (Text)
Biography
31032151216385
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Mamaroneck Public Library District Graphic Novel B Chast (Text)
Graphic Book
31015151986420
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Mount Kisco Public Library GRAPHIC NOVEL B CHAST (Text)
Biography
31017151648273
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Mount Pleasant Branch Library B CHAST, ROZ (Text)
Biography
31024250738559
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Mount Pleasant Public Library 741.5 C (Text)
Nonfiction
31024153039147
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Mount Pleasant Public Library B CHAST, ROZ (Text)
Biography
31024153042356
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Mount Vernon Public Library B CHAST (Text)
Biography
31018154708163
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North Castle Public Library GN B CHAST (CORE) (Text)
Graphic Book
31001151622397
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Ossining Public Library B CHAST (Text)
Biography
31021152826649
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Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library B CHAST (Text)
Biography
31025152230140
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Pound Ridge Library District B CHAST (Text)
Nonfiction
31026150846044
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Ruth Keeler Memorial Library B CHAST (Text)
Nonfiction
31020150681287
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Rye Free Reading Room LIVES - CHAST (Text)
Biography
31028152880245
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The Field Library B CHAST (Text)
Biography
31022151590772
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Town of Pelham Public Library B CHAST (Text)
Biography
31023151041907
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Tuckahoe Public Library B CHAST (Text)
Nonfiction
31034170053609
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Warner Library B CHAST (Text)
Biography
31033151676776
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White Plains Public Library BIOGRAPHY CHAST, ROZ (Text)
Graphic Book
31544100850270
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12/16/2020
Yonkers Crestwood Library B CHAST (Text)
Biography
31035159998987
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Yonkers Grinton I. Will Library B CHAST (Text)
Biography
31035160507215
Checked out
11/14/2020
Yonkers Riverfront Library B CHAST (Text)
Biography
31035159987279
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