Harvard Book Store presents Roz Chast
- Thu, Oct 26
Run Time: 90 min.
Harvard Book Store Presents:
I Must Be Dreaming
Harvard Book Store welcomes longtime New Yorker cartoonist and award-winning author ROZ CHAST for a discussion of her latest book I Must Be Dreaming.
Tickets include admission for one and one hardcover copy of I Must Be Dreaming signed by the author.
About I Must Be Dreaming
Ancient Greeks, modern seers, Freud, Jung, neurologists, poets, artists, shamans-humanity has never ceased trying to decipher one of the strangest unexplained phenomena we all experience: dreaming. Now, in her new book, Roz Chast illustrates her own dream world, a place that is sometimes creepy but always hilarious, accompanied by an illustrated tour through “Dream-Theory Land” guided by insights from poets, philosophers, and psychoanalysts alike. Illuminating, surprising, funny, and often profound, I Must Be Dreaming explores Roz Chast’s newest subject of fascination-and promises to make it yours, too.
Praise for I Must Be Dreaming
“I Must Be Dreaming is Roz Chast at her chastiest, serving up cartoons direct from the source of her apparently vintage chintz-upholstered unconscious. They reduced me repeatedly to spasms of laugh-crying. Indeed, I imagine Freud and Jung are not only spinning in their graves right now, they are peeing their pants.” ―Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home
“You will laugh constantly while reading Roz Chast’s dreamy new book. You might also tear up. It’s profoundly reassuring to be reminded that the deep emotional mysteries of life are there waiting whenever we shut our eyes, and even more reassuring to remember that they can be so hilarious.” ―Liana Finck, author of Let There Be Light
“Chast treks with extraordinary candor and vulnerability through the maze of her own psyche, mapping out our own in the process.” ―Maria Popova, The Marginalian
Update on Event Masking Policies
Masks are encouraged but not required for this event.
Roz Chast‘s cartoons began appearing in the New Yorker in 1978, where she has since published more than one thousand. She is the author of the graphic memoirs Going Into Town (Winner of the New York City Book Award) and the #1 New York Times bestseller (100 weeks) Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, a National Book Critics Circle Award and Kirkus Prize winner and finalist for the National Book Award; What I Hate: From A to Z; and her cartoon collections The Party, After You Left and Theories of Everything, among others. She was awarded the Harvey Hall of Fame Award. She lives in Connecticut and New York.
Photo Credit: Bill Hayes