CHICAGO, April 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
WHO: Award-winning, acclaimed cartoonist and author Roz Chast (http://rozchast.com/bio.shtml)
Chast grew up in the Flatbush area in Brooklyn, the only child of an assistant principal and a high school teacher who subscribed to The New Yorker.
Her earliest cartoons were published in Christopher Street and the Village Voice. In 1978, The New Yorker accepted one of her cartoons and has since published more than 800. In addition, Scientific American, the Harvard Business Review, Redbook, and Mother Jones have published her work.
Her graphic memoir, Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, addresses concerns about aging parents, family loyalty, love and loss. It was awarded "Best Autobiography" by the National Book Critics Circle and was a contender for the National Book Award.
Warm and witty, Chast's cartoons reconcile existential crises with everyday life.
WHAT: Chast will be sharing aspects of her memoir at the Annual Benefit for the Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis, and is available to share the same with you.
WHEN: Chast's availability is as follows:
- Pre-event telephone interviews prior to May 13
- In-studio live or taped television interviews between 9:30am and 2:30pm only on May 13
- Pre-taped or in-studio radio interviews between 9:30am and 2:30pm only on May 13
- Print and online interviews before or after May 13
SOURCE Chicago Institute for Psychoanalysis