Cartoonist Roz Chast appears at Politics & Prose to sign her new collection Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? on Tuesday May 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm!
While her style is inimitably her own, Chast’s story of aging parents will resonate with many. In four-color cartoon panels, photos, and text, Chast, a New Yorker contributor since 1978 and the author/illustrator of a dozen books, recounts her life with a needy father and strong-willed mother and faces their mental and physical deterioration with wit and honesty.
Politics & Prose
5015 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008
Cartoonist Roz Chast appears at the Brattle Theatre on Wednesday May 7, 2014 at 6:00 PM!
Tickets $5.00 – On Sale April 15, 2014 courtesy of Harvard Book Store
Harvard Book Store is pleased to welcome New Yorker cartoonist and author ROZ CHAST for a presentation of Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir.
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.
40 Brattle St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Roz Chast appears at 8pm on November 19, 2011 at UC Berkeley.
New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast is a brilliant interpreter of the everyday—”the magazine’s only certifiable genius,” according to editor David Remnick. More than 1,000 of her hilariously skewed cartoons have appeared since 1978, featuring a recurring cast of generally hapless but relatively cheerful “everyfolk.” In her work, Chast addresses such prickly issues as guilt, anxiety, aging, families, money, and as she would say, “much, much more!” Her Cal Performances talk features an illustrated tour of the evolution of her drawing style, audience Q&A, and a book signing to follow.
Roz Chast, whose cartoons have been a hilarious fixture of the New Yorker for 30 years, talks about her new book of humor, What I Hate: From A to Z on Thursday October 27, 2011 at 7:00 PM.
Barnes & Noble – 82nd & Broadway
2289 Broadway, New York, NY 10024
New Yorker cartoonists Roz Chast and Bruce Kaplan sign their new picture books at Books of Wonder on Tuesday August 31st, 2010!
ROZ CHAST presents Too Busy Marco, a story about a young bird who doesn’t want to go to sleep because he has just too much that he wants to do, and BRUCE KAPLAN presents Monsters Eat Whiny Children, a cautionary tale that finds a group of complaining children in the kitchen of some very hungry monsters who can’t decide what they want to eat – a whiny child salad? a whiny child cake? whiny child burgers?
Starting at 5pm, these author/artists will introduce their new tales, take questions from the audience, and sign copies of all their books. Ages 3-7. 5-7pm.
Books of Wonder
18 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011