We’re Off to a Great Start!

Thanks to our presenters, facilitator, and participants One Book, One Mesa County 2015 had a strong start Thursday night with “Understanding the Family You Have.” Introductions and conversation addressed our culture in which we often find discussing aging and death difficult. Though single children have the burden of facing it alone, sometimes carrying out decisions […]


One Book Movie Series

The One Book Movie Series kicks off on Sunday at the Central Library at 1:30. The series explores the theme of Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? through film. The Straight Story, a 1999 David Lynch film, portrays a true story of an elderly man making a long overdue journey to visit a brother […]


Can’t Live With ‘Em, Can’t Live Without ‘Em

In Roz Chast’s Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, she illustrates and narrates her parents’ latter years. In doing so, Roz describes her lifelong challenging relationship with her disciplinarian mother, with whom she rarely felt affection, and her father, who had grown accustomed to her mother’s demanding ways. So many of us, while dealing […]


Graphic Memoirs

We recently kicked off our 2015 One Book season by announcing to the press our selection of Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant? by Roz Chast. Our event over the next six weeks will include panel presentations, movies, book discussions, kids events and more. Programs begin on January 22nd, and our finale will be […]


One Book 2015 Selection

We’re pleased to announce that our One Book, One Mesa County 2015 selection is    Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant? by famed author, illustrator and New Yorker cartoonist Roz Chast. In this illustrated memoir, Chast tackles both a personal and universal experience—caring for aging and dying parents—with yes, wit and humor, but also with […]