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Chast, Roz

Overview
Works: 102 works in 142 publications in 1 language and 9,792 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Comic books, strips, etc  Poetry  Humorous fiction  Stories in rhyme  Humor  Caricatures and cartoons  Graphic novels  Biography 
Roles: Author, Artist, Illustrator
Classifications: NC1429.C525, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Roz Chast
Can't we talk about something more pleasant? by Roz Chast( Book )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,800 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her first memoir, Roz Chast brings her signature wit to the topic of aging parents. Spanning the last several years of their lives and told through a mixture of cartoons, family photos, documents, and a narrative as rife with laughs as it is with tears, Chast's memoir is both comfort and comic relief for anyone experiencing the life-altering loss of elderly parents. When it came to her elderly mother and father, Roz held to the practices of denial, avoidance, and distraction. But when Elizabeth Chast climbed a ladder to locate an old souvenir from the "crazy closet"--With predictable results -- the tools that had served Roz well through her parents' seventies, eighties, and into their early nineties could no longer be deployed. While the particulars are Chast-ian in their idiosyncrasies -- an anxious father who had relied heavily on his wife for stability as he slipped into dementia and a former assistant principal mother whose overbearing personality had sidelined Roz for decades -- the themes are universal: adult children accepting a parental role; aging and unstable parents leaving a family home for an institution; dealing with uncomfortable physical intimacies; managing logistics; and hiring strangers to provide the most personal care. An amazing portrait of two lives at their end and an only child coping as best she can, Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant will show the full range of Roz Chast's talent as cartoonist and storyteller
The alphabet from A to Y with bonus letter, Z! by Steve Martin( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a rhyming couplet featuring each letter of the alphabet, with such characters as David the dog-faced boy, who dons a derby despite being dirty, and Victor, whose frequent victories have made him vainglorious
Now I will never leave the dinner table by Jane Read Martin( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When her perfect older sister forces her to remain at the dinner table until she finishes her spinach, a young girl broods about being stuck there forever and devises a plan to get rid of her sister
Now everybody really hates me by Jane Read Martin( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Confined to her room for punishment, a child muses about staying there forever
Too busy Marco by Roz Chast( Book )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marco the bird does not want to go to bed because he has big dreams of doing important things
Weird and wonderful words( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lists the meaning of hundreds of bizarre and unusual words and includes a guide to coining new words
Marco goes to school by Roz Chast( Book )

3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marco the bird is eager to start school because he wants to learn how to reach the moon, and although he does not accomplish that on his first day, he does make a new friend
Dot in Larryland : the big little book of an odd-sized friendship by Patricia Marx( Book )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tiny, lonely Dot sets out in search of a friend, while Extra-Large Larry is doing the same
Around the clock by Roz Chast( Book )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Do you ever wonder what your friends, enemies, brothers, sisters, and children are doing in the hours when you're not there? This kooky 24-hour tour of a day in the life of 23 different children will reveal answers you'd never expect"--
Meet my staff by Patricia Marx( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Walter introduces his imaginary "staff" of toy-fixers, piano practicers, sandwich de-crusters, and beast inspectors
Theories of everything : selected, collected, and health-inspected cartoons, 1978-2006 by Roz Chast( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The comprehensive book of cartoons from the beloved New Yorker cartoonist.--From publisher description
What I hate : from A to Z by Roz Chast( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chast's alphabetical compendium provides a neurotic spin on the classic alphabet book
101 two-letter words by Stephin Merritt( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a versed celebration of the 101 two-letter words allowed in the game Scrabble, dedicating an original four-line, wryly whimsical rhyming poem to each
Totally weird and wonderful words by Erin McKean( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do you know what a snollygoster is? Would you eat something called a muktuk? Do you know anyone who engages in onolatry? Impress your friends and pepper your dinner party conversations with such nuggets as gobemouche, mumpsimus, and cachinnate. You can learn about all of these bizarre and beautiful words and many more in Totally Weird and Wonderful Words. Both witty and entertaining, this new paperback brings together two best-selling compendiums to all words unique and strange, Weird and Wonderful Words and More Weird and Wonderful Words. Offering a potpourri of colorful and fascinating words compiled by noted lexicographer Erin McKean, it contains hundreds of definitions, and has been updated to include two new essays, with over 150 words new to this edition. Written in a clear and conversational style, the book contains full-page cartoon illustrations by Roz Chast and Danny Shanahan. Featuring hundreds of words guaranteed to amuse and astonish, this is a book that will appeal to logophiles everywhere. It also features a bibliography of Oxford dictionaries and a guide to creating your own unusual words correctly from Greek and Latin roots
Mondo Boxo : cartoon stories by Roz Chast( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of cartoon stories
Gabby the shrew by Alfa-Betty Olsen( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small shrew with a very LARGE voice causes a great deal of trouble when he sets out with his stomach in search of something to eat
Unscientific Americans : cartoons by Roz Chast( Book )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1986 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parallel universes : cartoons by Roz Chast( Book )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Childproof : cartoons about parents and children by Roz Chast( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The four elements by Roz Chast( Book )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The alphabet from A to Y with bonus letter, Z!
Alternative Names
Boffo, Anna May

Carsen, Leonora

Chast, Roz

Dunsworth, Irene J.

El Pasa, Doris

Flanders, Ellen Jay

Henna, Anne Villa-

Pasa, Doris El

Roz Chast Amerikaans cartooniste

Roz Chast Cartoonist

Villa-Henna, Anne

チャースト, ロズ

Languages
English (65)

Covers
Now I will never leave the dinner tableNow everybody really hates meToo busy MarcoWeird and wonderful wordsMarco goes to schoolDot in Larryland : the big little book of an odd-sized friendshipMeet my staffTheories of everything : selected, collected, and health-inspected cartoons, 1978-2006