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Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?

Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?
A Memoir

by Roz Chast

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2014-05-06
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1620406381
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?

Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?
A Book

by Roz Chast

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2014
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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#1 New York Times Bestseller 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.

Going into Town

Going into Town
A Love Letter to New York

by Roz Chast

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2017-10-03
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1632869780
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 "The Ten Best Comics of the Year" An Indie Next Pick 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)--and 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.

The Cost of Truth

The Cost of Truth
A Book

by Rasul Bayram

  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release : 2011-08-10
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN : 1462872980
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Cost of Truth is an interesti ng release that depicts the risks, struggles, various experiences, and deaths that are associated with this line of work. It is arevealing fiction on about the murder of journalists in non-democratic c regimes and the independent journalists' investi gati on about it. Readers will discover and witnessthese incidents as author Rasul Bayram takes them from the former Soviet Republics, where some of the events take place, to America, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemenand Syria, where the big part of these occurrences happen. Skillfully writ en, packed with suspense, and filled with vital facts and information on,The Cost of Truth is a thought-provoking read that will surely absorb everyone. It is available in trade paperback, trade hardback, and Ebook formats. For moreinformati on this book, interested parti es may log on to www. Xlibris.com.

The Best American Comics 2016

The Best American Comics 2016
A Book

by Roz Chast,Bill Kartalopoulos

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2016-10-04
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0544750543
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“There’s something thrilling about seeing people invent new ways to tell their story. To me, it’s proof that the art form of comics is healthy: it lives and grows and reinvents itself. It’s alive!” –Roz Chast, from the Introduction FEATURING Lynda Barry, Kate Beaton, Cece Bell, Geneviève Elverum, Ben Katchor, John Porcellino, Joe Sacco, Adrian Tomine, Chris Ware, Julia Wertz, and others Roz Chast, guest editor, was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her cartoons began appearing in The New Yorker in 1978. Since then she has published hundreds of cartoons and written or illustrated more than a dozen books. Her memoir Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? was a #1 New York Times bestseller and a 2014 National Book Award Finalist. Bill Kartalopoulos, series editor, is a comics critic, educator, curator, and editor. He teaches courses about comics at Parsons and at the School of Visual Arts. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. For more information please visit: on-panel.com.

Sammi's Heart

Sammi's Heart
A Book

by Janis Reams Hudson

  • Publisher : Zebra Books
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN : 9780821738351
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Promoted to an executive position at Elliot Air, bright Samantha Carmichael encounters trouble in the person of Nick Elliot, the president's son, who is certain that Samantha has used her looks to get to the top. Original.

If I Should Die Before I Wake (and Even If I Don't)

If I Should Die Before I Wake (and Even If I Don't)
A Personal Guide to Protecting Your Assets and Providing for Your Loved Ones

by John W. Sheppard

  • Publisher : Brent K Pickard Pub
  • Release : 1994-09
  • Pages : 277
  • ISBN : 9780964073104
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An estate-planning handbook for people of all ages! -- Will your estate be unnecessarily ravaged by taxes? -- Will it be claimed by undeserving people? -- Will your family be provided for when you are gone? Resolves such nagging concerns! Explains one's options in simple language, and tells how to develop a comprehensive plan to protect one's future, family, assets, and peace of mind. "...I noticed that a fellow SunBanker...was reading If I Should Die Before I Wake. He told me it was quite outstanding and offered to purchase a copy for me and a couple of our other senior executives. I find it to be most helpful..". -- T.J. Hoepner, Chairman, President & CEO, SunBank, N.A. "You have tackled a very broad subject which can be very technical and rather boring and made it understandable, enjoyable and informative. I will be using your book as a resource for my clients from now on". -- Linda M. Treise, Certified Public Accountant Hughes, Snell & Co., P.A. "I found it easy to read, sensitive, very informative and humorous. I noted just over two dozen items for which I want to double-check our own planning..". Henry F. Scheig, Former Chairman, President & CEO Lutheran Brotherhood Insurance Company of America

December

December
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1970
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Seedtime and harvest; or, You will conquer if you try, by P. and C. Doggett

Seedtime and harvest; or, You will conquer if you try, by P. and C. Doggett
A Book

by P D. Doggett,C B. Doggett

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1882
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Creative America

Creative America
A Book

by Ludwig Lewisohn

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1933
  • Pages : 749
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Love of Time

A Love of Time
A Book

by David L. Gurnee

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2001-08
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN : 9780971924444
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the writer of Memoirs of Elise (proposed sequel/prequel to Somewhere in Time) comes a story of romance and time travel in the spirit of Jack Finney's Time and Again, and Richard Matheson's Somewhere in Time.

My Valentine 1991

My Valentine 1991
A Book

by Katherine Arthur

  • Publisher : Harlequin Books
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 381
  • ISBN : 9780373832262
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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My Valentine 1991 by Katherine Arthur\Debbie Macomber\Leigh Michaels\Peggy Nicholson released on Dec 25, 1990 is available now for purchase.

Everlasting

Everlasting
A Book

by Lynda Trent

  • Publisher : Harpercollins
  • Release : 1991-01-31
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 9780061040191
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Shades of Jade

Shades of Jade
A Book

by Gloria Mallette

  • Publisher : Gemini Press (NY)
  • Release : 2000-04
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN : 9780967878904
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Corona Blue

Corona Blue
A Book

by J. F. Trainor

  • Publisher : Zebra Books
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 357
  • ISBN : 9780821751343
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Angela Biwaban, a Native American princess with an MBA and a prison record, turns amateur sleuth once again after she stumbles upon a dead body in a cornfield and embarks on the trail of a decades-old crime. Reprint.

Fearless

Fearless
A Book

by Alexandra Thorne

  • Publisher : Pinnacle Books
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 413
  • ISBN : 9780786001651
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Raina DeVargas, a vaquero's daughter with a secret past, enters a battle of wills with rich Texan Ulysses Pride that sparks a heated passion, a romance that is threatened by the wild West of 1885. Original.

Lord Langdon's Kiss

Lord Langdon's Kiss
A Book

by Elena Greene

  • Publisher : Zebra Books
  • Release : 2000
  • Pages : 255
  • ISBN : 9780821765838
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Seeking to protect his brother from Nell Ashley, who he believes to be a fortune hunter, James Mayland sets out to seduce Nell, only to find himself falling for her. Original.

Parallel Universes

Parallel Universes
Cartoons

by Roz Chast

  • Publisher : Harpercollins
  • Release : 1984
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Cartoons take a humorous look at advertising, computers, conversation, lotteries, banks, doctors, philosophy, and boredom

Forever Yours

Forever Yours
A Book

by David Pierce

  • Publisher : Harpercollins
  • Release : 1993-11-25
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 9780061061745
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When Alec brings his dead girlfriend back to life, he soon learns that Callie must now kill to stay alive, and he must face a terrible choice: either watch as evil consumes her or kill her--again. Original.

The Starless Night

The Starless Night
A Book

by John Lodwick

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1955
  • Pages : 399
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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