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Roz Chast

Biography

Roz Chast

Roz Chast has loved to draw cartoons since she was a child growing up in Brooklyn. She attended Rhode Island School of Design, majoring in Painting because it seemed more artistic. However, soon after graduating, she reverted to type and began drawing cartoons once again.

Photo Credit: Bill Franzen

Books by Roz Chast

by Patricia Marx and Roz Chast - Nonfiction, Parenting

Every mother knows best, but New Yorker writer Patty Marx's knows better. Patty has never been able to shake her mother's one-line witticisms from her brain, so she has collected them into a book, accompanied by full-color illustrations by New Yorker staff cartoonist Roz Chast. These snappy maternal cautions include: 1) If you feel guilty about throwing away leftovers, put them in the back of your refrigerator for five days and then throw them out. 2) If you run out of food at your dinner party, the world will end. 3) When traveling, call the hotel from the airport to say there aren't enough towels in your room and, by the way, you'd like a room with a better view. 4) Why don't you write my eulogy now so I can correct it?

by Roz Chast - Graphic Novel, Memoir, Nonfiction

New Yorker cartoonist and New York Times bestselling author Roz Chast, native Brooklynite-turned-suburban commuter deemed the quintessential New Yorker, has always been intensely alive to the glorious spectacle that is Manhattan --- the daily clash of sidewalk racers and dawdlers, the fascinating range of dress codes, and the priceless, nutty outbursts of souls from all walks of life. Told through Chast's singularly zany, laugh-out-loud, touching and true cartoons, GOING INTO TOWN is part New York stories (the "overheard and overseen" of the island borough), part personal and practical guide to walking, talking, renting and venting --- an irresistible, one-of-a-kind love letter to the city.

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.