Can T We Talk About Something More Pleasant

✏Book Title : Can t We Talk about Something More Pleasant
✏Author : Roz Chast
✏Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
✏Release Date : 2014-05-06
✏Pages : 240
✏ISBN : 9781620406380
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Can t We Talk about Something More Pleasant Book Summary : #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 and father, Roz held to the practices of denial, avoidance, and distraction. But when Elizabeth Chast climbed a ladder to locate an old souvenir from the "crazy closet†?-with predictable results-the tools that had served Roz well through her parents' seventies, eighties, and into their early nineties could no longer be deployed. While the particulars are Chast-ian in their idiosyncrasies-an anxious father who had relied heavily on his wife for stability as he slipped into dementia and a former assistant principal mother whose overbearing personality had sidelined Roz for decades-the themes are universal: adult children accepting a parental role; aging and unstable parents leaving a family home for an institution; dealing with uncomfortable physical intimacies; managing logistics; and hiring strangers to provide the most personal care. An amazing portrait of two lives at their end and an only child coping as best she can, Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant will show the full range of Roz Chast's talent as cartoonist and storyteller.

✏Book Title : GRAPHIC CAN CAN T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT
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✏ISBN : OCLC:999478350
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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📒Going Into Town ✍ Roz Chast

✏Book Title : Going into Town
✏Author : Roz Chast
✏Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
✏Release Date : 2017-10-03
✏Pages : 176
✏ISBN : 9781632869784
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Going into Town Book Summary : From the #1 NYT bestselling author of Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, Roz Chast's new graphic memoir--a hilarious illustrated ode/guide/thank-you note to Manhattan as only she could write it. For native Brooklynite Roz Chast, adjusting to life in the suburbs (where people own trees!?) was surreal. But she recognized that for her kids, the reverse was true. On trips into town, they would marvel at the strange world of Manhattan: its gum-wad-dotted sidewalks, honey-combed streets, and "those West Side Story-things" (fire escapes). Their wonder inspired Going into Town, part playful guide, part New York stories, and part love letter to the city, told through Chast's laugh-out-loud, touching, and true cartoons.

✏Book Title : The Best American Comics 2016
✏Author : Roz Chast
✏Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
✏Release Date : 2016-10-04
✏Pages : 352
✏ISBN : 9780544750548
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Best American Comics 2016 Book Summary : “There’s something thrilling about seeing people invent new ways to tell their story. To me, it’s proof that the art form of comics is healthy: it lives and grows and reinvents itself. It’s alive!” –Roz Chast, from the Introduction FEATURING Lynda Barry, Kate Beaton, Cece Bell, Geneviève Elverum, Ben Katchor, John Porcellino, Joe Sacco, Adrian Tomine, Chris Ware, Julia Wertz, and others Roz Chast, guest editor, was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her cartoons began appearing in The New Yorker in 1978. Since then she has published hundreds of cartoons and written or illustrated more than a dozen books. Her memoir Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? was a #1 New York Times bestseller and a 2014 National Book Award Finalist. Bill Kartalopoulos, series editor, is a comics critic, educator, curator, and editor. He teaches courses about comics at Parsons and at the School of Visual Arts. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. For more information please visit: on-panel.com.

✏Book Title : Transgressive Humor of American Women Writers
✏Author : Sabrina Fuchs Abrams
✏Publisher : Springer
✏Release Date : 2017-11-09
✏Pages : 263
✏ISBN : 9783319567297
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Transgressive Humor of American Women Writers Book Summary : This collection is the first to focus on the transgressive and transformative power of American female humorists. It explores the work of authors and comediennes such as Carolyn Wells, Lucille Clifton, Mary McCarthy, Lynne Tillman, Constance Rourke, Roz Chast, Amy Schumer and Samantha Bee, and the ways in which their humor challenges gendered norms and assumptions through the use of irony, satire, parody, and wit. The chapters draw from the experiences of women from a variety of racial, class, and gender identities and encompass a variety of genres and comedic forms including poetry, fiction, prose, autobiography, graphic memoir, comedic performance, and new media. Transgressive Humor of American Women Writers will appeal to a general educated readership as well as to those interested in women’s and gender studies, humor studies, urban studies, American literature and cultural studies, and media studies.

✏Book Title : No Fair No Fair And Other Jolly Poems of Childhood
✏Author : Calvin Trillin
✏Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
✏Release Date : 2016-09-27
✏Pages : 40
✏ISBN : 9780545825795
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏No Fair No Fair And Other Jolly Poems of Childhood Book Summary : The first children's poetry collection by award-winning writer Calvin Trillin -- illustrated by acclaimed illustrator Roz Chast! "I know this shot will guard me from the measles and the mumps -- Diseases that could leave me with two different kinds of lumps. I'm glad the stuff that's in the shot will keep me safe from harm, But can't they put the needle into someone else's arm? If so, my older sister is the person I'd prefer. Could Jenny get this shot for me? I've done so much for her." Get ready to laugh out loud with Calvin Trillin's first collection of poems for children (and nearby grown-ups). Enjoy the whimsical cartoon illustrations by New York Times bestselling illustrator Roz Chast as you find out if Justin is "the awfulest kid in the class," if there's anything that Matt won't eat, and if you can send back a new baby brother. Inspired by some of Calvin Trillin's real-life experiences, No Fair! No Fair! And Other Jolly Poems of Childhood celebrates the humor of familiar everyday topics.

✏Book Title : A Buddhist Grief Observed
✏Author : Guy Newland
✏Publisher : Simon and Schuster
✏Release Date : 2016-08-09
✏Pages : 136
✏ISBN : 9781614293019
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏A Buddhist Grief Observed Book Summary : Amid the world-shattering pain of loss, what helps? “After the death of his beloved partner from cancer, Newland finds himself asking how effective his long years of Buddhist practice have been in helping him come to terms with overwhelming grief. This finely written book offers a lucid meditation on what it means to practice the Dharma when everything falls apart.” —Stephen Batchelor, author of Buddhism without Beliefs and After Buddhism In the tradition of C. S. Lewis’s A Grief Observed, Guy Newland offers this brave record of falling to pieces and then learning to make sense of his pain and grief within his spiritual tradition. Drawing inspiration from all corners of the Buddhist world—from Zen stories and the Dalai Lama, to Pema Chödrön and ancient Pali texts—this book reverberates with honesty, kindness, and deep humanity. Newland shows us the power of responding fully and authentically to the death of a loved one. “A sad, beautiful, and necessary book—and a map waiting for many who will need it.” —James Ishmael Ford, author of If You’re Lucky Your Heart Will Break “Guy Newland faces squarely the pain of death and the pain of grief and offers a work of uncommon power, insight, and honesty—and extraordinary compassion.” —Jay L. Garfield, author of Engaging Buddhism

📒Awakening From Grief ✍ John E. Welshons

✏Book Title : Awakening from Grief
✏Author : John E. Welshons
✏Publisher : New World Library
✏Release Date : 2003
✏Pages : 232
✏ISBN : 1930722184
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Awakening from Grief Book Summary : A counselor explains how to transform grief into a growth experience, offering a primer for surviving tragic loss that focuses on grief as an invitation to life-deepening experiences.

✏Book Title : The Witches of Cleopatra Hill Books 1 3
✏Author : Christine Pope
✏Publisher : Dark Valentine Press
✏Release Date : 2014-11-23
✏Pages : 660
✏ISBN :
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏The Witches of Cleopatra Hill Books 1 3 Book Summary : Ancient curses...family feuds...finding a happily ever after can be a real nightmare for the modern witch. DARKANGEL: As the future prima, or head witch of her clan, Angela McAllister is expected to bond with her consort, her soul mate, during her twenty-first year, thus ensuring that she will come into her full powers at the appointed time. The clock is ticking down, and her consort has yet to make an appearance. Instead, her dreams are haunted by a man she’s never seen, the one she believes must be her intended match. But with time running out, and dark forces attempting to seize her powers for their own, Angela is faced with a terrible choice: give up her dreams of the man she may never meet and take the safer path, or risk leaving her clan and everyone in it at the mercy of those who seek their ruin. DARKNIGHT: Kidnapped by a rival witch clan, Angela McAllister envisions a dark future for herself until she discovers her captor’s brother is the unknown man who has haunted her dreams since she was a child. Forced to re-evaluate everything she’s ever known about the Wilcox witches, Angela begins to explore the powerful connection that binds her to Connor Wilcox, despite the generations of hostility between their families and the disapproval of those closest to her. And when a dark, malignant force arises, Angela knows she must draw on her growing powers as prima to protect enemies and allies alike...even if her choice threatens to tear her new and fragile love apart. DARKMOON: One hundred and fifty years ago, a terrible curse descended on the Wilcox clan, dooming generations of women to an early death should they bear a child to the bloodline of Jeremiah Wilcox. Now Angela McAllister is carrying Connor Wilcox’s child, and if she can’t find a way to break the curse, that same doom will fall upon her. The solution to her dilemma lies somewhere in the past—her own, and that of the woman who cast the curse so many years before. Angela’s quest to find the answers she needs will transform the lives of everyone she knows, Wilcox and McAllister alike, and will forever change everything she has ever believed about herself. The Witches of Cleopatra Hill is a paranormal romance series set in the ghost town of Jerome, Arizona.

✏Book Title : Theories of Everything
✏Author : Roz Chast
✏Publisher : Bloomsbury USA
✏Release Date : 2008-10-28
✏Pages : 400
✏ISBN : 1596915404
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

✏Theories of Everything Book Summary : “Where would we be without Roz Chast? Chast's magnificent career-spanning collection highlights her position as master of the deep interior, of the obsessions, the baseless fears and the weird proverbs to which we cling in our desperation not to leave the house.”— Susan Salter Reynolds, Los Angeles Times This wonderfully comprehensive collection spanning nearly three decades and arranged chronologically—and drawn from the pages of magazines including Scientific American and Redbook as well as The New Yorker—brings together, for the first time, the very best of Roz Chast, whom O Magazine called “the wryest pen since Dorothy Parker’s.”