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Can T We Talk About Something More Pleasant [PDF Download]

Can t We Talk about Something More Pleasant  PDF
Author: Roz Chast
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Release Date: 2016-09-13
ISBN: 9781632861016
Size: 44.82 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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#1 New York Times Bestseller 2014 National Book Award Finalist Winner of the inaugural 2014 Kirkus Prize in nonfiction Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award Winner of the 2014 Books for a Better Life Award Winner of the 2015 Reuben Award from National Cartoonists Society In her first memoir, New Yorker cartoonist 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. 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; 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 shows the full range of Roz Chast's talent as cartoonist and storyteller.

Can T We Talk About Something More Pleasant [PDF Download]

Can t We Talk about Something More Pleasant  PDF
Author: Roz Chast
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date: 2014-05-06
ISBN: 1620406381
Size: 19.21 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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#1 New York Times Bestseller 2014 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST In her first memoir, New Yorker cartoonist 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.

Around The Clock [PDF Download]

Around the Clock PDF
Author: Roz Chast
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Release Date: 2015-01-13
ISBN: 1442496894
Size: 39.89 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 32
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This wacky romp from New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast includes entertaining antics for every hour, on the hour. Counting time has never been so fun! From 12 to 1, Lynn eats baloney With her imaginary friend, Tony. From 1 to 2, in his fanciest pants, Don is digging a hole to France. Do you ever wonder what your friends, enemies, brothers, sisters, and children are doing in the hours when you’re not there? This kooky twenty-four-hour tour of a day in the life of twenty-three different children will reveal answers from the absurd…to the hilarious…to the absurdly hilarious! Beloved New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast is at her finest in this picture book brimming with her trademark stamp of zany humor.

Going Into Town [PDF Download]

Going Into Town PDF
Author: Roz Chast
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date: 2019-03-05
ISBN: 9781632869777
Size: 61.99 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
Languages : en
Pages : 176
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The Washington Post "10 Best Graphic Novels of the Year" New York magazine "The Year's Most Giftable Coffee-Table Books" Newsday "Best Fall Books" The Verge "10 Best Comics of the Year" Oklahoman "Best Graphic Novels of the Year" Winner of the New York City Book Award From the #1 NYT bestselling author of Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, Roz Chast, an "absolutely laugh-out-loud hysterical" (AP) illustrated ode/guide/thank-you to Manhattan. New Yorker cartoonist and NYT bestselling author Roz Chast, native Brooklynite-turned-suburban commuter deemed the quintessential New Yorker, has always been intensely alive to the glorious spectacle that is Manhattan--the daily clash of sidewalk racers and dawdlers, the fascinating range of dress codes, and the priceless, nutty outbursts of souls from all walks of life. For Chast, adjusting to life outside the city was surreal (you can own trees!? you have to drive!?), but she recognized that the reverse was true for her kids. On trips into town, they would marvel at the strange visual world of Manhattan--its blackened sidewalk gum wads, "those West Side Story–things" (fire escapes)--its crazily honeycombed systems and grids. Told through Chast's singularly zany, laugh-out-loud, touching, and true cartoons, Going into Town is part New York stories (the "overheard and overseen" of the island borough), part personal and practical guide to walking, talking, renting, and venting--an irresistible, one-of-a-kind love letter to the city.

Special Exits [PDF Download]

Special Exits PDF
Author: Joyce Farmer
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Release Date: 2014-08-03
ISBN: 1606997602
Size: 57.74 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
Languages : en
Pages : 209
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Joyce Farmer's memoir chronicles the decline of the author's parents' health, their relationship with one another and with their daughter, and how they cope with the day-to-day emotional fragility of the most taxing time of their lives. Joyce Farmer, best known for co-creating the Tits 'n Clits comics anthology in the 1970s, a feminist response to the rampant misogyny in underground comix, spent 11 years crafting Special Exits, a graphic memoir in the vein of Alison Bechdel's Fun Home or Harvey Pekar, Joyce Brabner, and Frank Stack's Our Cancer Year, about caring for her dying father and stepmother.

It Rhymes With Lust [PDF Download]

It Rhymes with Lust PDF
Author: Drake Waller
Publisher: Vintage
Release Date:
ISBN:
Size: 48.97 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
Languages : en
Pages : 135
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It’s a cold town of metal, greed, intrigue, and of course lust. Hal Weber, a handsome, downtrodden newspaperman has come to Copper City at the behest of his former lover Rust Masson. Now the widow of the towns political power house Rust intends to seize all power in this mining town. She’s greedy, heartless, and calculating. She knows what she wanted and is ready to use cold-blooded violence and to sacrifice anything to get. In this adult-oriented film noir and pulp fiction inspired romance of a potboiler, bubbling over with greed, sex, and political corruption can Hal expose Rust and her machinations.

How To Make A Slave And Other Essays [PDF Download]

How to Make a Slave and Other Essays PDF
Author: Jerald Walker
Publisher: Mad Creek Books
Release Date: 2020
ISBN: 9780814255995
Size: 58.12 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 152
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Personal essays exploring identity, work, family, and community through the prism of race and black culture.

The Alphabet From A To Y With Bonus Letter Z [PDF Download]

The Alphabet from A to Y with Bonus Letter Z  PDF
Author: Steve Martin
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Release Date: 2007
ISBN: 0385516622
Size: 67.89 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 52
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Presents a rhyming couplet featuring each letter of the alphabet, with such characters as David the dog-faced boy, who dons a derby despite being dirty, and Victor, whose frequent victories have made him vainglorious.

You Can Only Yell At Me For One Thing At A Time [PDF Download]

You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time PDF
Author: Patricia Marx
Publisher: Celadon Books
Release Date: 2020-01-14
ISBN: 1250225124
Size: 12.64 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Humor
Languages : en
Pages : 112
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The perfect Valentine’s Day or anniversary gift: An illustrated collection of love and relationship advice from New Yorker writer Patricia Marx, with illustrations from New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast. Everyone’s heard the old advice for a healthy relationship: Never go to bed angry. Play hard to get. Sexual favors in exchange for cleaning up the cat vomit is a good and fair trade. Okay, not that last one. It’s one of the tips in You Can Only Yell at Me for One Thing at a Time: Rules for Couples by the authors of Why Don’t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It: A Mother’s Suggestions. This guide will make you laugh, remind you why your relationship is better than everyone else’s, and solve all your problems. Nuggets of advice include: If you must breathe, don’t breathe so loudly. It is easier to stay inside and wait for the snow to melt than to fight about who should shovel. Queen-sized beds, king-sized blankets. Why not give this book to your significant or insignificant other, your anti-Valentine’s Day crusader pal, or anyone who can’t live with or without love?

Red Rock Baby Candy [PDF Download]

Red Rock Baby Candy PDF
Author: Shira Spector
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Release Date: 2021-03-23
ISBN: 1683964047
Size: 37.13 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
Languages : en
Pages : 216
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Shira Spector, whose drawing is visceral, symbolic and naturalistic, literally paints a vivid portrait of the most eventful 10 years of her life, encompassing her tenacious struggle to get pregnant, the emotional turmoil of her father’s cancer diagnosis and eventual death, and her recollections of past relationships with her parents and her partner. Set in a kaleidoscope of Montreal and Toronto, Red Rock Baby Candy begins in subtle, tonal shades of black ink and introduces color slowly over the next 50 pages until it explodes into a glorious full color palette. The visual storytelling eschews traditional comics panels in favor of a series of unique page compositions that convey both a stream of consciousness and the tactile reality of life, both the subjective impressions of the author at each moment of the life she depicts and the objective series of events that shape her narrative.