Matter & Substance
  January 12, 2015

“Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” By Roz Chast

Roz Chast is a cartoonist who has written and drawn a personal memoir about the challenges of dealing with her aging parents.

The book weaves in narrative, drawings and photos and puts forth a universal of theme of role reversal where her parents become dependent, resist the obvious need to move out of their apartment of 50 years and get into a new place where they face challenges of being cared for by new people and loss of control.

I highly recommend this book as it is very moving. It covers the process that we are all going to have to face at one time or another. It really captures the complex relationships that we have with our parents and how she experiences the full range of emotions in dealing with the situation.