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Interview with New Yorker Magazine cartoonist Roz Chast, author of "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?"

May 9, 201623 min
Interview with New Yorker Magazine cartoonist, Roz Chast author of "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?" My guest today is New Yorker Magazine cartoonist, Roz Chast.  I’ve seen her speak here in Washington DC, and on May 13, Chast will appear in Reston, Virginia to discuss her graphic memoir, “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?”   As an only child, Roz Chast found herself as the sole caretaker for her parents, George and Elizabeth Chast, when they reached old age. As she cared for her parents, and following her father’s death, it became clear Chast wanted to, and needed to tell their story. If you’ve never seen Roz Chast, but have seen her cartoons, you might imagine her to be one of the cartoons she so ably draws: frizzy hair, frazzled demeanor, eyes crossed, with exclamation points swirling around her head inside the cartoon bubble she’s drawn for her clever one liner response.  But, the real life Roz Chast is a lovely, generous, sincere, funny, observer of life, w

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