Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir

Autor Roz Chast
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 17 noi 2016
#1New York TimesBestseller2014 National Book Award FinalistWinner of the inaugural 2014 Kirkus Prize in nonfictionWinner of the National Book Critics Circle AwardWinner of the 2014 Books for a Better Life AwardWinner of the 2015 Reuben Award from National Cartoonists SocietyThe #1New York Timesbestselling award-winning graphic memoir byNew Yorkercartoonist Roz Chast about her parents' final years, now with the author's celebrated new epilogue.In her first memoir,New Yorkercartoonist 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. 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; 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 Pleasantshows the full range of Roz Chast's talent as cartoonist and storyteller.
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ISBN-13: 9781632861016
ISBN-10: 1632861011
Pagini: 240
Ilustrații: Colour illustrations throughout
Dimensiuni: 191 x 235 x 10 mm
Greutate: 0.73 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Bloomsbury USA
Locul publicării:New York, United States


Now in paperback, the nationally bestselling and multiple award-winning, truly essential graphic memoir on aging parents, from the most belovedNew Yorkercartoonist.The hardcover has spent 72 weeks on theNew York TimesGraphic Books Best Sellers List, 23 weeks at #1 and 19 weeks at #2. In addition to the awards listed in the description, it won the 2014 New Atlantic and New England Book Awards and the Heinz Award. It was a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award, The Los Angeles Times Graphic Book Prize, the 2015 Eisner Award, and the 2015 Thurber Prize for American Humor.

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Roz Chastgrew up in Brooklyn. Her cartoons began appearing in theNew Yorkerin 1978, where she has since published more than one thousand. She wrote and illustrated the #1 NYT bestseller (100+ weeks)Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, a National Book Critics Circle Award and Kirkus Prize winner and finalist for the National Book Award;What I Hate: From A to Z; and her cartoon collectionsThe Party,After You LeftandTheories of Everything. She was awarded the Harvey Award Hall of Fame Award.


By turns grim and absurd, deeply poignant and laugh-out-loud funny. Ms. Chast reminds us how deftly the graphic novel can capture ordinary crises in ordinary American lives.
A tour de force of dark humor and illuminating pathos about her parents' final years as only this quirky genius of pen and ink could construe them.
An achievement of dark humor that rings utterly true.
One of the major books of 2014 . . . Moving and bracingly candid . . . This is, in its original and unexpected way, one of the great autobiographical memoirs of our time.
Better than any book I know, this extraordinarily honest, searing and hilarious graphic memoir captures (and helps relieve) the unbelievable stress that results when the tables turn and grown children are left taking care of their parents. . . [A] remarkable, poignant memoir.
Very, very, very funny, in a way that a straight-out memoir about the death of one's elderly parents probably would not be . . . Ambitious, raw and personal as anything she has produced.
Devastatingly good . . . Anyone who has had Chast's experience will devour this book and cling to it for truth, humor, understanding, and the futile wish that it could all be different.
Gut-wrenching and laugh-aloud funny. I want to recommend it to everyone I know who has elderly parents, or might have them someday.
Joins Muriel Spark'sMemento Mori,William Trevor'sThe Old Boys,and Kingsley Amis'sEnding Upin the competition for the funniest book about old age I've ever read. It is also heartbreaking.
Chast tackles those intimate and difficult changes with just the same humor and honesty as everything else. Readers who are starting to transition from children to caretakers of their own parents will find comfort in Chast's work, and almost anyone can appreciate the pleas to talk about something more pleasant with your family.
Revelatory. So many have faced (or will face) the situation that the author details, but no one could render it like she does. A top-notch graphic memoir that adds a whole new dimension to readers' appreciation of Chast and her work.
The book is a literary masterpiece. It's so profound and emotional about death and family, it's just mind-blowing.
Chast is at the top of her candid form, delivering often funny, trenchant, and frequently painful revelations -- about human behavior, about herself -- on every page.
Never has the abyss of dread and grief been plumbed to such incandescently hilarious effect. The lines between laughter and hysteria, despair and rage, love and guilt, are quavery indeed, and no one draws them more honestly, more . . . unscrimpingly, than Roz Chast.
Roz Chast squeezes more existential pain out of baffled people in cheap clothing sitting around on living-room sofas with antimacassar doilies in crummy apartments than Dostoevsky got out of all of Russia's dark despair. This is a great book in the annals of human suffering, cleverly disguised as fun.


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An alphabet of things to avoid,Do Not Wantshowcases the fears, phobias, and anxieties that occupy the fertile imagination of Roz Chast.