Login Shopping Cart My Account TrackOrder
 
  Main Books Music DVDs Forum Spotlight Help
  Top 10s Our Picks New Arrivals Great Deals Short Quantities Notable Books
Home > Books > Fiction > graphic novels
Search   
Advanced Search
My Emma
and save 10% on your next order.
Special Offers, New Products and Forum Updates
Visit us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter See our Pictures on PInterest
ShoppingCart
 Shopping Cart
0 item(s) in your cart
 
Subtotal : $0.00
HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.
Icon Description
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Books
Clearance Sale
Reading Group
More Books
To find more items like this one, go to:
biography
memoirs
Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir
 
 
Author
Roz Chast.
Publisher Bloomsbury  
Format laminated cover
ISBN 9781608198061
Pages/Publication Date 228/2014
Daedalus Item Code 49266
This item is not available.
Description
(One of the New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of 2014 and a Finalist for the National Book Award and the New England Book Award for Nonfiction) In a remarkable memoir of handwritten text, a few photos, lots of drawings, and a wealth of her instantly recognizable cartoon-strip vignettes, New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast provides a singular portrait of an only child (herself) in her last few years with her nervous, retiring father and her distant, domineering mother. Snippets of conversation, her mother's wildly demented stories, and painful and hilarious glimpses into Chast's childhood accumulate in her frank examination, until we recognize ourselves in her batty family. Her final series of images—sketches Chast made of her mother asleep in her hospice bed—are stunning.

"Bedsores, dementia, broken hips—no details are spared, and never has the abyss of dread and grief been plumbed to such incandescently hilarious effect. The lines between laughter and hysteria, despair and rage, love and guilt, are quavery indeed, and no one draws them more honestly, more ... unscrimpingly, than Roz Chast."—Alison Bechdel

"Roz Chast squeezes more existential pain out of baffled people in cheap clothing sitting around on living-room sofas with antimacassar doilies in crummy apartments than Dostoevsky got out of all of Russia's dark despair. This is a great book in the annals of human suffering, cleverly disguised as fun."—Bruce McCall

 
 
HACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.
Books
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Books
Clearance
Reading Group Picks
Music
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable Music
Clearance
DVDs
Top 10s
Our Picks
New Arrivals
Great Deals
Short Quantities
Notable DVDs
Clearance
Movie Group Picks
Customer Service
How to Order
FAQ
Contact Us
Feedback
About Us
Privacy Policy
My Account
Register
Forgot Password?
Change Your Info
Order History
Web Site Preference
Easy Order Form
Catalogs
Gift Cards
Track Order
 
Employment
Order online or call 1-800-395-2665 (U.S.) or 1-410-309-2705 (Outside U.S. & Canada)
This site features merchandise from our catalogs and store, in addition to items available only online. Availability may vary.
©2013 Daedalus Books, Inc. | Contact customer service at custserv@daedalusbooks.com