An excerpt from the cover of "Can't You Talk About Something More Pleasant" (Roz Chast)

Roz Chast, a longtime New Yorker cartoonist, is doing a publicity tour for her new graphic memoir, “Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?”

The core supporters of magazines like The New York, public television stations and public radio stations tend to be middle-aged people with children, older parents, and some assets to protect, and Chast’s book has been getting extensive coverage.

WGBH, a Boston public television station, recently dubbed her the “Cartoon Queen” in an interview.

In the interview, Chast talks about the physical, emotional — and financial — aspects of taking over the management of her parents’ lives.

The interviewer asks Chast about her biggest worry about money.

“My biggest concern was that it was going to run out,” Chast said. “I did not know what happened then, and no one would tell me, exactly.”

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