Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast
The introduction to Roz Chast’s memoir, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant, pictures an eight-panel, full-color comic of an aging couple sitting on the sofa beside their daughter. As the daughter precariously and awkwardly attempts to involve her parents in a talk about “things” (“What kind of things?” they ask; “Plans,” she responds, adding, “I have no idea what you guys want!”), the couple throws their hands in the air, looks blankly at her, shrugs, and even laughs. “Am I the only sane person here???” she finally asks, exasperated.
Source: Jewish Book Council (with interview and book club questions)