PA – Going into Town Presentation

Cartoonist Roz Chast appears at the Free Library of Philadelphia on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 7:30 PM for the Carole Phillips Memorial Lecture. Tickets available at the link…

Roz Chast has published more than 800 cartoons in The New Yorker since 1978. Chast has written or illustrated more than a dozen books, including several collected volumes of her published cartoons and the memoir Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, a bestselling multi-genre narrative about her aging parents that won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was a National Book Award Finalist. Told with nostalgia, wonder, and deft observation, Going into Town is an illustrated paean/guide/thank-you note to Manhattan.

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Free Library of Philadelphia – Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
215-686-5322

CT – Going into Town Signing

Cartoonist Roz Chast appears at the Ridgefield Library on Friday, November 10, 2017 at 7:00 PM to present and sign Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York.

Roz Chast has loved to draw cartoons since she was a child growing up in Brooklyn. She attended Rhode Island School of Design, majoring in Painting because it seemed more artistic. However, soon after graduating, she began drawing cartoons once again. Her cartoons have also been published in many other magazines besides The New Yorker, including Scientific American Magazine, the Harvard Business Review, Redbook, and Mother Jones. Her most recent book is a comprehensive compilation of her favorite cartoons called Theories of Everything: Selected, Collected, and Health-Inspected Cartoons of Roz Chast, 1978-2006. She also illustrated The Alphabet from A to Y, with Bonus Letter, Z, the best-selling children’s book by Steve Martin. Her forthcoming book is entitled Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York.

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Ridgefield Library
472 Main St, Ridgefield, CT 06877
(203) 438-2282

SF – Going Into Town: An Evening with Roz Chast

Cartoonist Roz Chast appears at the Nourse Theatre on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 7:30 PM.

Roz Chast has loved to draw cartoons since she was a child growing up in Brooklyn. She attended Rhode Island School of Design, majoring in Painting because it seemed more artistic. However, soon after graduating, she began drawing cartoons once again. Her cartoons have also been published in many other magazines besides The New Yorker, including Scientific American Magazine, the Harvard Business Review, Redbook, and Mother Jones. Her most recent book is a comprehensive compilation of her favorite cartoons called Theories of Everything: Selected, Collected, and Health-Inspected Cartoons of Roz Chast, 1978-2006. She also illustrated The Alphabet from A to Y, with Bonus Letter, Z, the best-selling children’s book by Steve Martin. Her forthcoming book is entitled Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York.

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Nourse Theatre
275 Hayes St, San Francisco, California 94102
(415) 563-2463

OH – Going Into Town Signing

Cartoonist Roz Chast appears at Akron-Summit County Public Library on Thursday, October 12th at 7:00 PM.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Roz Chast’s cartoons began appearing in The New Yorker in 1978, where she has since published more than one thousand. She wrote and illustrated the #1 New York Times bestseller “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” a National Book Critics Circle Award and Kirkus Prize winner and finalist for the National Book Award. Her other books include “What I Hate: From A to Z,” “Theories of Everything,” and her latest, “Going into Town – A Love Letter To New York.”

There will be a Q&A after the presentation, and a book signing.

Books will be available for purchase.

This is a free event brought to you by the library and the Friends of Main Library.

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Akron-Summit County Public Library
60 S High St, Akron, Ohio 44326
(330) 643-9000

ID – Roz Chast Speaks

0000-roz-chastCartoonist Roz Chast speaks at the Egyptian Theatre on Thursday February 4, 2016 at 7:30 PM! Tickets available now…

Roz Chast is a staff cartoonist for The New Yorker and the author of several books including Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? which was a finalist for the National Book Award. Her cartoons have also been published in other magazines, including Scientific American, the Harvard Business Review, Redbook, and Mother Jones. She attended Rhode Island School of Design, holds honorary doctorates from Pratt Institute and Dartmouth College, and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The Egyptian Theatre
700 W. Main St. Boise, ID 83705

CA – Roz Chast Speaks

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Cartoonist Roz Chast speaks on Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 4:00 PM at UCLA.

Roz Chast has loved drawing cartoons since she was a child growing up in Brooklyn. She attended Rhode Island School of Design, majoring in painting because it seemed more artistic. However, soon after graduating, she reverted to type and began drawing cartoons once again. Chast is now known as a brilliant interpreter of the everyday. Her cartoons depict neuroses, hilarity, angst and domesticity and are loaded with words, objects and patterns. More than 1,000 of them have been printed in The New Yorker since 1978.

In this performance, she will read from her first memoir which harnesses her signature wit as she recounts her experience caring for her aging parents. Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons, family photos and documents, and a narrative as rife with laughs as it is with tears, Chast’s memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents. The evening will showcase the full range of Chast’s talent as cartoonist and storyteller.

Tickets available at the link…

University of California, Los Angeles – Royce Hall
340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095

CA – An Evening with Roz Chast

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Cartoonist Roz Chast speaks on Friday, January 29, 2016 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 2:00 PM at the Newport Beach Public Library Foundation.

A humorous and poignant book that chronicles her relationship with her aging parents as they shift from independence to dependence, Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? is the latest book for adults by Roz Chast. Using handwritten text, drawings, photographs, and her keen eye for the foibles that make us human, Chast addresses the realities of what it is to get old in America today – and what it is to have aging parents today – with tenderness and candor, and a good dose of her characteristic wit.

Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant is a New York Times 2014 Top Ten Best Book of the Year, 2014 National Book Award Finalist, the winner of the 2014 Kirkus Prize, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle awards for the best books of 2014.

Tickets are available at the link…

Newport Beach Public Library Foundation
1000 Avocado Ave, Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 717-3800

ID – Roz Chast Speaks

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0000-roz-chastCartoonist Roz Chast speaks on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 6:30 PM at the Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood.

Roz Chast is a brilliant interpreter of the everyday. Her cartoons depict neuroses, hilarity, angst and domesticity and are loaded with words, objects and patterns. More than 1000 of them have been printed in The New Yorker since 1978. Chast has written and illustrated books for both children and adults. Her newest book for adults is Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?, a graphic memoir that chronicles her relationship with her aging parents as they shift from independence to dependence.

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Presbyterian Church of the Big Wood
100 Saddle Road | PO Box 660, Ketchum, ID 83340

FL – Roz Chast Signing

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rozCartoonist Roz Chast appears at the Lowe Art Museum on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 11:30 AM!

Press Release: 

In her first memoir, Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the topic of aging parents. Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons, family photos, and documents, and a narrative as rife with laughs as it is with tears, Chast’s memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents.

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.

An amazing portrait of two lives at their end and an only child coping as best she can, Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant will show the full range of Roz Chast’s talent as cartoonist and storyteller.

About the Author:

Roz Chast has loved to draw cartoons since she was a child growing up in Brooklyn. She attended Rhode Island School of Design, majoring in Painting because it seemed more artistic. However, soon after graduating, she reverted to type and began drawing cartoons once again.

Her cartoons have also been published in many other magazines besides The New Yorker, including Scientific American, the Harvard Business Review, Redbook, and Mother Jones. Her most recent book is a comprehensive compilation of her favorite cartoons called Theories of Everything: Selected, Collected, and Health-Inspected Cartoons of Roz Chast, 1978-2006. She also illustrated The Alphabet from A to Y, with Bonus Letter, Z, the best-selling children’s book by Steve Martin.

University of Miami’s Lowe Art Museum
1245 Dauer Drive, Coral, FL 33416

NY – Roz Chast Speaks

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Cartoonist Roz Chast is a brilliant interpreter of the everyday. Her cartoons depict neuroses, hilarity, angst and domesticity and are loaded with words, objects and patterns. More than 1000 of them have been printed in The New Yorker since 1978. Join us in a moderated conversation on Thursday, December 3, 2015 at 8:00 PM with audience Q&A and a book signing to follow. VIP Includes a reception. Tickets available at the link…

NYCB Theatre at Westbury
960 Brush Hollow Rd, Westbury, NY 11590
(516) 247-5200

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