Can t We Talk about Something More Pleasant

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  • Author : Roz Chast
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 240 pages
  • ISBN : 1620406381
  • Rating : 4/5 from 63 reviews
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Can t We Talk about Something More Pleasant

Can t We Talk about Something More Pleasant
  • Author : Roz Chast
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 06 May 2014
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#1 New York Times Bestseller 2014 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST In her first memoir, New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the topic of aging parents. Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons, family photos, and documents, and a narrative as rife with laughs as it is with tears, Chast's memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents. When it came to her elderly mother

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