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June 24, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Cartoonist Roz Chast’s graphic memoir of mom, dad and mortality

Roz Chast, author of "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?"

Roz Chast, author of “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?”

The fans of cartoonist Roz Chast are legion – her New Yorker cartoons are a wild mix of humor, anxiety and neurosis. The gifted artist took on something entirely different when she decided to tell the story of her parents, their decline and her attempts to care for them, all in graphic memoir form.

The result, her new book “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?” could well make its readers both laugh and cry. And, if they have ever been through the same experience, gasp in recognition.

Chast tells her story tonight on “Well Read,” the books and authors interview program on state public affairs network TVW (in Seattle, on Comcast channel 23). It airs at 7 and 10 p.m.

Or you can watch it here.

For more information, here’s my Seattle Times interview with Chast on how she told the story, and why.

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