goodREADS Cant We Talk About Something More Pleasant is the beautifully written story of one womans journey in navigating the world of caring for elderly parents while coming to terms with a less than perfect parentchild relationship. Book Review CANT WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT Roz Chast has written a memoir that is simultaneously hilarious and heart wrenching. The famous The New Yorker cartoonist tells the story of her aging parents final years through her beloved cartoons family photos and documents along with her own candid narrative. Cant We Talk About Something More Pleasant will res- onate with anyone who has dealt with aging parents and the tough decisions that must be made when the parentchild roles start to reverse. Chast an only child had a difficult relationship with her parents. Her mother Elizabeth was an overbearing retired assistant princi- pal who never showed Chast the love that she craved. George her father was quiet and anxious Chast describes him as a chain-wor- rier. While living under the thumb of a dominant wife he never seemed to break free enough to establish a meaningful relationship with his daughter. Chast left her childhood home in Brooklyn for college and did not return for a long time. She states From 1990 to 2001 I had not set foot in Brooklyn ONCE. Denial avoidance selfishness la- ziness and the day-to-day busyness of my life two little kids car- toon deadlines grocery shopping were all partly to blame. But really I just didnt want to. Then one day out of the blue I had an intense need to go out to Brooklyn to visit my parents. It was easy to remember the day because of the events that followed Septem- ber 9 2001. A Sunday. What Chast found when she visited was that her parents were extremely frail and their living conditions reflected their inability to properly care for themselves. To complicate the situation her parents refused to discuss any plans or what their wishes were in the event that something should happen to them what Chast calls by Melissa Chaiken Section Editor ReMax dallas suburbs 972.898.6600 facebook.comRealtyPerformancePartners A Commitment to Exemplary Service Performance Partners Here is your opportunity to experience country living in Planos most desired zip code 75093. The largest in the subdivision this spectacular 4 acre lot is located on a quiet estate development street just one block from Gleneagles Country Club. An equestrians delight the property allows up to 8 horses. This property is priced at lot value only 2500000. Schedule a visit or see more at www.realtyperformancepartners.com. Ann OBlenes Elizabeth Ritch Passion...Pursuit...Performance.