I fell in love with a memoir by cartoonist Roz Chast entitled Can't We Talk About Something More Pleasant? - A Memoir.
Roz Chast brings wit and total honesty to the topic of aging parents. The memoir spans the last several years of their lives. She tells her story with cartoons, family photos, and a narrative filled with laughs and tears. It is appalling, comforting, and hilarious.
It is an amazing portrait of two lives at their end and an only child coping as best she can. Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant has a place in my heart.
And if that doesn't convince you, it was a #1 New York Times Bestseller, a 2014 National Book Award Finalist, Winner of the inaugural 2014 Kirkus Prize in nonfiction, Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award , Winner of the 2014 Books for a Better Life Award, and Winner of the 2015 Reuben Award from the National Cartoonists Society.
There are a lot of inspiring stories out there. Go find some. And then share them! We are all interconnected.