Can T We Talk About Something More Pleasant

Can T We Talk About Something More Pleasant

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#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.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Roz Chast
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2014-05-06
File : 240 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781620406380


Can T We Talk About Something More Pleasant

Can T We Talk About Something More Pleasant

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Now in paperback, the #1 New York Times bestselling award-winning graphic memoir by New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast about her parents’ final years.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Roz Chast
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2016-09-13
File : 228 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781632861016


Can T We Talk About Something More Pleasant

Can T We Talk About Something More Pleasant

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Celebrates the final years of the author's aging parents' lives through cartoons, family photos, and documents that reflect the author's struggles with caregiver challenges.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Roz Chast
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2014-05-06
File : 228 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1608198065


Going Into Town

Going Into Town

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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 We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, Roz Chast, an "absolutely laugh-out-loud hysterical" (AP) illustrated ode/guide/thank-you to Manhattan. New Yorker cartoonist and NYT bestselling author Roz Chast, native Brooklynite-turned-suburban commuter deemed the quintessential New Yorker, has always been intensely alive to the glorious spectacle that is Manhattan--the daily clash of sidewalk racers and dawdlers; the fascinating range of dress codes; and the priceless, nutty outbursts of souls from all walks of life. For Chast, adjusting to life outside the city was surreal--(you can own trees!? you have to drive!?)--but she recognized that the reverse was true for her kids. On trips into town, they would marvel at the strange visual world of Manhattan--its blackened sidewalk gum-wads, "those West Side Story-things" (fire escapes)--and its crazily honeycombed systems and grids. Told through Chast's singularly zany, laugh-out-loud, touching, and true cartoons, Going Into Town is part New York stories (the "overheard and overseen" of the island borough), part personal and practical guide to walking, talking, renting, and venting--an irresistible, one-of-a-kind love letter to the city.

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Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
Author by : Roz Chast
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2017-10-03
File : 176 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781632869784


You Can Only Yell At Me For One Thing At A Time

You Can Only Yell At Me For One Thing At A Time

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The perfect Valentine’s Day or anniversary gift: An illustrated collection of love and relationship advice from New Yorker writer Patricia Marx, with illustrations from New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast. Everyone’s heard the old advice for a healthy relationship: Never go to bed angry. Play hard to get. Sexual favors in exchange for cleaning up the cat vomit is a good and fair trade. Okay, not that last one. It’s one of the tips in You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time: Rules for Couples by the authors of Why Don’t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It: A Mother’s Suggestions. This guide will make you laugh, remind you why your relationship is better than everyone else’s, and solve all your problems. Nuggets of advice include: If you must breathe, don’t breathe so loudly. It is easier to stay inside and wait for the snow to melt than to fight about who should shovel. Queen-sized beds, king-sized blankets. Why not give this book to your significant or insignificant other, your anti-Valentine’s Day crusader pal, or anyone who can’t live with or without love?

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Genre : Humor
Author by : Patricia Marx
Publisher : Celadon Books
Release : 2020-01-14
File : 112 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781250225122


Around The Clock

Around The Clock

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This wacky romp from New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast includes entertaining antics for every hour, on the hour. Counting time has never been so fun! From 12 to 1, Lynn eats baloney With her imaginary friend, Tony. From 1 to 2, in his fanciest pants, Don is digging a hole to France. Do you ever wonder what your friends, enemies, brothers, sisters, and children are doing in the hours when you’re not there? This kooky twenty-four-hour tour of a day in the life of twenty-three different children will reveal answers from the absurd…to the hilarious…to the absurdly hilarious! Beloved New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast is at her finest in this picture book brimming with her trademark stamp of zany humor.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author by : Roz Chast
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2015-01-13
File : 32 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781442496897


Theories Of Everything

Theories Of Everything

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The comprehensive book of cartoons from the beloved New Yorker cartoonist.--From publisher description.

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Genre : Art
Author by : Roz Chast
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2006-10-31
File : 400 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781582344232


What I Hate

What I Hate

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A cartoon alphabet of aversions is comprised of entries about objects and events the author hates, and includes such despised horrors as rabies, triple-layered Jell-O, and premature burial.

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Genre : Humor
Author by : Roz Chast
Publisher : Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA
Release : 2011-10-11
File : 64 Pages
ISBN-13 : 1608196895


Special Exits

Special Exits

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Joyce Farmer's memoir chronicles the decline of the author's parents' health, their relationship with one another and with their daughter, and how they cope with the day-to-day emotional fragility of the most taxing time of their lives. Joyce Farmer, best known for co-creating the Tits 'n Clits comics anthology in the 1970s, a feminist response to the rampant misogyny in underground comix, spent 11 years crafting Special Exits, a graphic memoir in the vein of Alison Bechdel's Fun Home or Harvey Pekar, Joyce Brabner, and Frank Stack's Our Cancer Year, about caring for her dying father and stepmother.

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Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
Author by : Joyce Farmer
Publisher : Fantagraphics Books
Release : 2014-08-03
File : 209 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781606997604


The Theft Of Memory

The Theft Of Memory

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National Book Award winner Jonathan Kozol is best known for his fifty years of work among our nation’s poorest and most vulnerable children. Now, in the most personal book of his career, he tells the story of his father’s life and work as a nationally noted specialist in disorders of the brain and his astonishing ability, at the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, to explain the causes of his sickness and then to narrate, step-by-step, his slow descent into dementia. Dr. Harry Kozol was born in Boston in 1906. Classically trained at Harvard and Johns Hopkins, he was an unusually intuitive clinician with a special gift for diagnosing interwoven elements of neurological and psychiatric illnesses in highly complicated and creative people. “One of the most intense relationships of his career,” his son recalls, “was with Eugene O’Neill, who moved to Boston in the last years of his life so my father could examine him and talk with him almost every day.” At a later stage in his career, he evaluated criminal defendants including Patricia Hearst and the Boston Strangler, Albert H. DeSalvo, who described to him in detail what was going through his mind while he was killing thirteen women. But The Theft of Memory is not primarily about a doctor’s public life. The heart of the book lies in the bond between a father and his son and the ways that bond intensified even as Harry’s verbal skills and cogency progressively abandoned him. “Somehow,” the author says, “all those hours that we spent trying to fathom something that he wanted to express, or summon up a vivid piece of seemingly lost memory that still brought a smile to his eyes, left me with a deeper sense of intimate connection with my father than I’d ever felt before.” Lyrical and stirring, The Theft of Memory is at once a tender tribute to a father from his son and a richly colored portrait of a devoted doctor who lived more than a century.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Jonathan Kozol
Publisher : Signal
Release : 2015-06-02
File : 304 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780771050541