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Alison Bechdel's "Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic"

With fearsome and fearless disclosure, Alison Bechdel lays bare a memoir in this 2006 graphic novel. Her “tragicomic” has twin centers – her relationship with her father and her emerging sexuality. 417 more words


"Are You My Mother?" Alison Bechdel

Familial relationships are complicated. There’s no sugarcoating it. A childhood in a tense environment can spell lifelong trauma.

In Are You My Mother?, Alison Bechdel chronicles her relationship with her mother throughout her life. 652 more words


Fun Home - Alison Bechdel

I’m terrible at reading comics. I never read them as a child, though I’m not really sure why. It wasn’t until Lauren lent me Lucy Knisley’s  363 more words

Books I've Finished (2016)

Carter's Comic Corner XVII: Fun Home - Retro Review

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer

You’re probably familiar with “Fun Home” from the Broadway Musical that took the world by storm last year. But the musical’s origins—the graphic novel “Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic”—is just as critically acclaimed. 705 more words


Review: Fun Home by Alison Bechdal

Goodreads Blurb:

In this graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father.

Distant and exacting, Bruce Bechdel was an English teacher and director of the town funeral home, which Alison and her family referred to as the…

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What the Bible and Fifty Shades of Grey have in common, plus the other most challenged books of 2015

Explicit sexuality, offensive language, homosexuality, a religious viewpoint: Those are a few of the common objections to the 10 most challenged books of 2015, according to the American Library Association’s latest State of America’s Libraries report. 955 more words