It’s never easy to talk with aging parents about the end of life, but it was maybe particularly difficult for New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast and her parents. Chast joined Fresh Air today to talk about her new graphic memoir, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? In the interview she tells us about hiring a lawyer who specialized in talking about the difficult topics of death and money:
"This person was really good. And I think he was able to … somehow make them trust him enough that they could open up a little bit about things that they really never wanted to open up about, like money and talking about the future. I was there with them when he came over and we talked about things like health care proxy forms. Things I had never thought about, things I had never heard of. It was very, very helpful."
Image courtesy of Roz Chast/Bloomsbury