This is Roz Chast’s memoir of the last few years she had with her elderly parents. Living into their nineties this chronicles the story of being a caregiver of elderly parents as they journey into both cognitive and physical decline. Her tale needs the graphic novel format. The drawn images, the old photographs, and the commentary on life told in speech bubbles. The bickering of parents and the conversations (or lack thereof) between parent and child are something that many can relate to.
This New York Times best seller is a good way to get into the growing group of memoirs written in a graphic novel format.