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Monday, March 3, 2014

The Good Daughter

You could read any number of tomes on elder law or geriatric psychiatry and not come near the insight--and certainly not the heartbreaking hilarity--of longtime New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast's poignant graphic memoir about caring for her elderly parents, "Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?" I especially appreciate her account of the all-important end-of-life-issues talk she tries to have with her parents--you know, the one that financial gurus love to give tips about. (See this AARP site, which helpfully notes, after listing such questions to bring up with your parents as "Should you think about living somewhere else?" Finances can be a sensitive topic; you may want to be less direct with your questions.) 

And if you tend to have trouble getting rid of clutter, Chast's account of looking at her own stuff "postmortemistically" is just the jump start you need. --Barbara Bedway

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