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PEN America Winter 2017 Author’s Evening with Roz Chast

Roz Chast headshot and cover of Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant

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You are invited to a private dinner with writer and artist Roz Chast.

The dinner will be hosted by Carol and Walter Beebe in their West Village home on Wednesday, March 8th, 2017 at 7:30 pm.

Roz will discuss her latest book, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? A Memoir, the New York Times bestseller and winner of the 2014 National Book Critics’ Circle Award for Autobiography. 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, Roz’s memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents.

Praise for Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?: “By turns grim and absurd, deeply poignant and laugh-out-loud funny, Ms. Chast reminds us how deftly the graphic novel can capture ordinary crises in ordinary American lives.” ―Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

At the dinner, Roz will also present a slideshow of favorite New Yorker cartoons. 

Roz Chast’s cartoons have appeared in the New Yorker since 1978. Her work has been published in the Scientific American, the Harvard Business ReviewRedbook, and Mother Jones, among others. She is the author of a comprehensive compilation of her favorite cartoons called Theories of Everything: Selected, Collected, and Health-Inspected Cartoons of Roz Chast, 1978-2006. She also illustrated The Alphabet from A to Y, with Bonus Letter, Z, the best-selling children’s book by Steve Martin. She is the 2015 winner of the Heinz Award in Arts and Humanities.

Seating at this dinner is limited and available by making a donation to PEN America.

Please contact Florencia Varela at fvarela@pen.org for more information.

*This Event is Sold Out*


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