Talk About Something Pleasant, with B.Y.O.Book

by on January 17th, 2018
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Like books? Like bars? Like good food and drink, and lively conversation? Then you might want to join us at our next BYOBook meet-up! We’re meeting on Tuesday, February 6, at Basta Pizzeria Ristorante, starting at 6:30 p.m.

We will be discussing Roz Chast’s Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, which was one of the New York Times Book Review’s top ten books of 2014. In it, Chast recounts the time spent caring for her ailing, elderly parents, and the NYT describes it as “a beautiful book, deeply felt…about what it feels like to love and care for a mother who has never loved you back…and achingly wistful about a gentle father who could never break free of his domineering wife and ride to his daughter’s rescue.” If that doesn’t convince you (and it might not, I know), the reviewer goes on to say that it “veers between being laugh-out-loud funny and so devastating I had to take periodic timeouts.”

Interested? We have multiple copies, both in our circulating collection and in our ebook collection, and more copies at the Info Desk on the second floor of the Library (stop in or call 319-356-5200 to check availability). You can register for the event in our calendar. If you can’t make it to this one, stay tuned…We’ve got Atul Gawande’s Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters In the End on deck for March.

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