Read This Book If You Have Older Parents

Joy Johnston:

Wanted to share this. I can’t wait to read this book and hope it helps others as well as we make our way through this family caregiving journey.

Originally posted on Warren's Daughter:

Women rush to read the bible of all pregnancy books, What To Expect When You’re Expecting, when they become pregnant.

Well, I’ve discovered the bible for the other big life stage.  The one nobody wants to talk about, or think about, much less spend precious free time reading about.  Yep, that’s old age and all the scary things that come with it.

Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, by famed New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast, is marvelous and should be required reading for everyone (in my humble opinion).  She mixes humor with the painful realities that come with caring for older parents.  And, in the process, she makes you feel less alone and less incompetent at a job that comes with no training manual.

Book Cover: Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?

And, don’t just take my word for the power of this book.  Last evening I attended a book reading by Roz Chast, which felt more like a revival meeting…

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One response to “Read This Book If You Have Older Parents

  1. Thanks for re-blogging Janet Yano’s post. My comment ended up on her blog. Have a look! Barb

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