An in depth conversation about Roz Chasts' newest release
Join us for this free speaker series with no advance registration required for this live, in-person event.
November 1 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Library Galleria
Since joining The New Yorker in 1978, Roz Chast has established herself as one of our greatest artistic chroniclers of the anxieties, superstitions, furies, insecurities, and surreal imaginings of modern life. Her works are typically populated by hapless but relatively cheerful “everyfolk,” and she addresses the universal topics of guilt, aging, families, money, real estate, and, as she would say, “much, much more!”
Chast is the author of more than a dozen books for adults, including Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?, a work that chronicles her relationship with her aging parents as they shift from independence to dependence. Using handwritten text, drawings, photographs, and her keen eye for the foibles that make us human, Chast addresses the realities of what it is to get old in America today – and what it is to have aging parents today -- with tenderness and candor, and a good dose of her characteristic wit.
Chast joins us for an exciting evening full of great conversation surrounding her newest release, I Must Be Dreaming, which illustrates her own dream world, a place that is sometimes creepy but always hilarious, accompanied by an illustrated tour through “Dream-Theory Land” guided by insights from poets, philosophers, and psychoanalysts alike.
Check out one of Roz Chasts' titles in anticipation of her visit below.