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

06/12/2015

Can't we talk about...Roz Chast outlines the process of aging and dying in this culture and the way it exposes family dynamics by sharing her experience assisting her parents through their old age. Their story emphasizes the long of work of dying when there is access to sufficient supports. Chast honestly shares her struggles to care for her parents amongst the many stressors related to aging, including health problems, family history, and the financial commitment of long-term care. Chast’s awkwardly humorous drawings and photographs support the emotional impact of this impressive memoir. This book destigmatizes the struggle to care for aging family members.

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