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Thursday, May 15, 2014

Book Review: Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

BookDeborah L. Jacobs has written a review on a Roz Chast’s new book entitled, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?. Provided below is an introduction to the review:

People who come from a family in which no ever dies don’t have to worry about a parent’s end-of-life care. For everyone else, there’s Roz Chast.

In her latest book, Can’t we talk about something more PLEASANT? the prolific author and cartoonist for The New Yorker magazine chronicles how she coped with her parents’ old age. Her brutally honest memoir covers all the issues – from dementia and incontinence to the huge financial and emotional toll. We empathize with her nightmare, welcome the occasional comic relief and realize that we are not alone.

For the rest of the favorable review, see Deborah L. Jacobs, When Children Become Caregivers: New Yorker Cartoonist Roz Chast Gets Up Close and Personal, Forbes, May 13, 2014.


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