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Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir, Roz Chast, 2014

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In this graphic memoir, author and artist Roz Chast, a cartoonist for The New Yorker, writes about her aging parents, both of whom lived into their 90s. The book tells the story of the last few years of their lives through cartoons, family photographs, and documents combined with narrative.

Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? records how Chast came to terms with caring for a father who was suffering from dementia and her overbearing mother.

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