Join New Yorker cartoonist and author Roz Chast at MCNY on Tuesday September 27th from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM for a discussion of her ground-breaking 2014 visual memoir, Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?, which chronicles her relationship with her aging parents as they shift from independence to dependence. Using handwritten text, drawings, and photographs, Chast applies her characteristic wit and candor to address both the realities of growing old and the challenges of caring for aging parents in America today. Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? was a New York Times 2014 Best Book of the Year, 2014 National Book Award Finalist, winner of the 2014 Kirkus Prize, and a winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for the best books of 2014. On July 25th, 2016, Chast published this epilogue to her memoir in The New Yorker.
This is the launch event for the memoir’s paperback release. Reception and book signing to follow.
This program accompanies our exhibition Roz Chast: Cartoon Memoirs.
Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Ave at 103rd St, New York, New York 10029