The New Yorker cartoonist, Roz Chast, is the author of the graphic memoir “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?,” which will be published in May. It is a beautiful, sad and funny illustration of the issues facing adult children and elderly parents. When I read it yesterday it took my breath away because I thought that only my parents did not like me cleaning their home, for example. It is reassuring to know that this is part of a common experience. It is also important to recognise our parents” desire for autonomy in the face of increasing vulnerability.
The memoir can be viewed at newyorker.com/sandbox/sketchbook/chast-parents/