Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast

Ron Chast's graphic memoir about her parents' old age and death is about as blunt and straightforward as a book can get.┬áThis is not a criticism: the book, though fraught with descriptions of many things most of us do not want to think about, is compulsively readable. Chast's bluntness is what makes this memoir so... Continue Reading →

Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi

I picked this up because I've been enjoying reading nonfiction comics recently. I loved Persepolis, and I honestly wasn't expecting Embroideries to be as good. What a delightful surprise! Embroideries is a short graphic memoir that takes place on one afternoon. Satrapi sits with her mother, grandmother, aunt, and a group of their friends and... Continue Reading →

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