Tuesday, July 08, 2014

Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast


I've always enjoyed the New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast. She has such a wonderfully neurotic perspective on things. So when she wrote/drew this memoir regarding her parents aging process, I was eager to read it. As with most things Chast, her humor here is bittersweet.  Roz realizes over time that her parents are not fully capable of living without assistance. As an only child born to older parents, their care is her sole responsibility. She goes through all the stages: home assistance, hospital visits, assisted living, and finally hospice. Meanwhile, she draws, catalogs and writes as only Roz Chast can do. It's a cautionary tale for all Baby Boomers who can relate to her experience with aging parents. I highly recommend it for highlighting all the aspects of dealing with aging parents and as a reminder of our own journey to come.

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