1. 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 View in High-Res

    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

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  1. Posted on 30 May, 2012

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    What song did your parents introduce you to?

    nprmusic:

    Today on All Things Considered, Broadway star Audra McDonald begins a new series: Mom and Dad’s Record Collection. She shares the story of how a music box’s “Edelweiss” melody became her first audition with her dad at the piano.

    We want your stories, too. What song did your parents introduce you to? What’s the memory attached to it?

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  1. In the end, you really are them [even] with all of the things you’ve done to not be them.

    — Gary Shteyngart, on parents [full interview here]

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