Chast, Roz

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I Must Be Dreaming

Truly fascinating, frequently hilarious, and not to be missed.

Why Don’t You Write My Eulogy Now So I Can Correct It? A Mother’s Suggestions

This brief collection may appeal to hard-core fans of Marx and Chast, so it’s best for libraries where their works are popular. The pair have a “rules for couples” collaboration planned for 2020, which hopefully will offer a more satisfying serving.

Going into Town: A Love Letter to New York

There are New Yorkers, New Yorker wannabes, New York visitors, and the New York curious—so expect demand for Chast's whimsical and helpful smorgasbord of urban goofiness. For another New York perspective, see Julia Wertz's Tenements, Towers & Trash (Xpress Reviews, 9/1/17). [Previewed in Douglas Rednour's "Comics Cross Over," LJ 6/15/17.—Ed.]

Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? A Memoir

Like Joyce Farmer in Special Exits (LJ 9/15/10), Chast so skillfully exposes herself and her family on the page as to give readers both insight and entertainment on a topic nearly everyone avoids. As with her New Yorker cartoons, Chast's memoir serves up existential dilemmas along with chuckles and can help serve as a tutorial for the inevitable.

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