Good Read for the Sandwich Generation
Posted on: 2017 05 05 by Jamie Beaulieu
Attention Sandwich Generation Members: If you need something to read while relaxing on this upcoming soggy spring Saturday and Sunday, I highly recommend Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast. It’s not new, it came out in 2014 and won lots of awards, but I finally got around to reading it. This memoir details the author's journey with her parents aging, decline, moving and ultimately their passing. The graphic novel style makes it an easy read. It is heartbreaking, funny, unflinchingly authentic, and relatable - if you are going or have gone through this with your own parents. If you haven’t had conversations with your parents about the future, make it happen as real life won’t wait for you to do so. Planning is power - Good luck!