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Roz Chast

Biography

Roz Chast

Roz Chast grew up in Brooklyn. Her cartoons began appearing in the New Yorker in 1978. Since then, she has published more than 1,000 cartoons in the magazine. She has written and illustrated many books, including WHAT I HATE: From A to Z, and the collections of her own cartoons THE PARTY AFTER YOU LEFT and THEORIES OF EVERYTHING. She is the editor of THE BEST AMERICAN COMICS 2016, and the illustrator of Calvin Trillin's NO FAIR! NO FAIR! and Daniel Menaker's THE AFRICAN SVELTE, all published in Fall 2016.

Roz Chast

Books by Roz Chast

by Roz Chast - Graphic Novel, Memoir, Nonfiction

For native Brooklynite Roz Chast, adjusting to life in the suburbs (where people own trees!?) was surreal. But she recognized that for her kids, the reverse was true. On trips into town, they would marvel at the strange world of Manhattan: its gum-wad-dotted sidewalks, honey-combed streets, and "those West Side Story-things" (fire escapes). Their wonder inspired GOING INTO TOWN --- part playful guide, part New York stories, and part love letter to the city, told through Chast's laugh-out-loud, touching and true cartoons.

by Roz Chast - Graphic Novel, Memoir, Nonfiction

In her first memoir, a 2014 National Book Award finalist, Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the topic of aging parents. Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through four-color cartoons, family photos and documents, and a narrative as rife with laughs as it is with tears, CAN'T WE TALK ABOUT SOMETHING MORE PLEASANT? is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents.