Book Review – Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

Book Review # 8 – Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? (Roz Chast)


Hilarious, deeply sad, moving, and slightly disgusting all at once. A memoir by Roz Chast, this graphic novel shares her experience navigating the old age and eventual deaths of both of her parents. The book is incredibly honest in sharing mixed feelings — for example, a desire to be close to your parents, lingering dislike for your childhood, fear around if their money will run out before they die. And because the author is Roz Chast, the book is laugh out loud funny in many parts.