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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" --

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  • 35 of 37 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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0 current holds with 37 total copies.
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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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