Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?


I love this book so much. Both hilarious and heartbreaking; it’s my top pick. If you don’t read any other book, read this one. Roz Chast uses her considerable skills as a cartoonist (she’s a staff cartoonist at the New Yorker by the way) to pen this memoir about her parents’ aging and it’s exactly what we all need. What she captures is the reality of prolonged dying and all of the decision and issues it raises. It’s a funny and unusual story about a family coming to terms with the last phase of life. This book reminds us that every story is different – with it’s own unique flavor of personal and family issues —but at the same time it shows how much we all have in common as we navigate through the most challenging of circumstances. In it’s pages you will learn almost everything you need to know about aging and dying.

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