“Everything is an Emergency”: An OCD Story in Words and Pictures

January 5, 2021 (Joint event with the Columbia Public Outreach Committee)

Roz Chast interviews fellow New Yorker cartoonist Jason Katzenstein about his recently published graphic autobiography which humorously and insightfully details his lifelong struggle with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Roz Chast is a celebrated New Yorker cartoonist. Her 2014 graphic memoir, Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?, a chronicle of her parents’ declining years, was the winner of the National Book Critic Circle Award for Autobiography and a finalist for the National Book Award. She is one of the most iconic observers of the anxieties of everyday life.

Jason Adam Katzenstein is a cartoonist and writer for print and television. His work has appeared in The New Yorker and MAD Magazine, and on Cartoon Network. He is an editor at the Brick House. His newest book is Everything is An Emergency, out now with HarperCollins.

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