November 7, 2014
Can't we talk about something more pleasant?
Dealing with the final years of life can be a real trial but you can't help laughing about Roz Chast's sad tale of her parents' last years. Roz Chast is a cartoonist for The New Yorker so the book is illustrated like a comic. The account of her parents’ final years is hilarious, sad, disturbing and thought provoking. I have not laughed so hard (about stuff that isn't really funny) in ages! The photos of her parents' stuff really sent me over the edge! Hilarious, ridiculous, and way too familiar. It's the kind of final years and death we all want to AVOID at all costs. I came away feeling grateful that my experience with my parents was nowhere near this bad (and far less expensive). Read a preview at: http://projects.newyorker.com/story/chast-parents/