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Interviewed: NPR talks to Alison Bechdel

Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel

NPR talked to Alison Bechdel:

Cartoonist Alison Bechdel’s first memoir came out in 2006. Called Fun Home, it dug deep into her complicated relationship with her father, a closeted gay man who poured his emotional energy into redecorating their Victorian Gothic home. He died, possibly a suicide, shortly after Bechdel herself came out as a lesbian in college.

That’s a lot of information to take in, but it’s an essential backdrop for Bechdel’s new book, Are You My Mother? It’s a searching, and at times visceral, portrait of Bechdel and her mother – a relationship that’s still evolving.

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#1 birdie
May/29/2012
@ 3:42 pm

I remember reading Fun Home when it came out and I thought it was one of the best graphic novels I ever read. I’m champing at the bit to read her latest piece I’m sure it’s just as gut wrenching and honest.

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