Fun Home Book
Score: 4
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Fun Home


  • Author : Alison Bechdel
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 0618871713

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Fun Home Excerpt :

A memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father--a funeral home director, high school English teacher, and closeted homosexual.

Fun Home Book
Score: 4
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Fun Home


  • Author : Alison Bechdel
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2007-06-05
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547347004

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Fun Home Excerpt :

The introduction, by the acclaimed biographer Linda Lear, tells the story of Carson’s courageous defense of her truths in the face of a ruthless assault form the chemical industry following the publication of Silent Spring and before her untimely death.

Fun Home Book
Score: 4
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Fun Home


  • Author : Alison Bechdel
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2021-11-11
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781529193510

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Fun Home Excerpt :

DISCOVER the BESTSELLING GRAPHIC MEMOIR behind the 2019 Olivier Award nominated musical. 'A sapphic graphic treat' The Times A moving and darkly humorous family tale, pitch-perfectly illustrated with Alison Bechdel's gothic drawings. If you liked Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis you'll love this. Meet Alison's father, a historic preservation expert and obsessive restorer of the family's Victorian home, a third-generation funeral home director, a high-school English teacher, an icily distant parent, and a closeted homosexual who, as it turns out, is involved with his male students and the family babysitter. When Alison comes out as homosexual herself in late adolescence, the denouement is swift, graphic, and redemptive. Interweaving between childhood memories, college life and present day, and through narrative that is equally heartbreaking and fiercely funny, Alison looks back on her complex relationship with her father and finds they had more in common than she ever knew. 'A groundbreaking masterpiece' The Independent 'A finely woven blend of yearning and euphoric fantasy' Evening Standard **ONE OF THE GUARDIAN'S 100 BEST BOOKS OF THE 21st CENTURY**

Fun Home Book

Fun Home


  • Author : Jeanine Tesori
  • Publisher : Samuel French, Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 77
  • ISBN 10 : 0573704570

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Fun Home Excerpt :

"Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel."

Approaches to Teaching Bechdel   s Fun Home Book

Approaches to Teaching Bechdel s Fun Home


  • Author : Judith Kegan Gardiner
  • Publisher : Modern Language Association
  • Release Date : 2018-10-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9781603293600

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Approaches to Teaching Bechdel s Fun Home Excerpt :

Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic has quickly joined the ranks of celebrated literary graphic novels. Set in part at a family-run funeral home, the book explores Alison’s complicated relationship with her father, a closeted gay man. Amid the tensions of her home life, Alison discovers her own lesbian sexuality and her talent for drawing. The coming-of-age story and graphic format appeal to students. However, the book’s nonlinear structure; intertextuality with modernist novels, Greek myths, and other works; and frank representations of sexuality and death present challenges in the classroom. This volume offers strategies for teaching Fun Home in a variety of courses, including literature, women’s and gender studies, art, and education. Part 1, “Materials,†outlines the text’s literary, historical, and theoretical allusions. The essays of part 2, “Approaches,†emphasize the work’s genres, including autobiography and graphic narrative, as well as its psychological dimensions, including trauma, disability, and queer identity. The essays give options for reading Fun Home along with Bechdel’s letters and drafts; her long-running comic strip, Dykes to Watch Out For; the Broadway musical adaptation of the book; and other stories of LGBTQ lives.

Are You My Mother  Book
Score: 3.5
From 48 Ratings

Are You My Mother


  • Author : Alison Bechdel
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2012-05-01
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547524368

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Are You My Mother Excerpt :

The New York Times–bestselling graphic memoir about Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home, becoming the artist her mother wanted to be. Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home was a pop culture and literary phenomenon. Now, a second thrilling tale of filial sleuthery, this time about her mother: voracious reader, music lover, passionate amateur actor. Also a woman, unhappily married to a closeted gay man, whose artistic aspirations simmered under the surface of Bechdel's childhood…and who stopped touching or kissing her daughter good night, forever, when she was seven. Poignantly, hilariously, Bechdel embarks on a quest for answers concerning the mother-daughter gulf. It's a richly layered search that leads readers from the fascinating life and work of the iconic twentieth-century psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott, to one explosively illuminating Dr. Seuss illustration, to Bechdel’s own (serially monogamous) adult love life. And, finally, back to Mother—to a truce, fragile and real-time, that will move and astonish all adult children of gifted mothers. A New York Times, USA Today, Time, Slate, and Barnes & Noble Best Book of the Year “As complicated, brainy, inventive and satisfying as the finest prose memoirs.”—New York Times Book Review “A work of the most humane kind of genius, bravely going right to the heart of things: why we are who we are. It's also incredibly funny. And visually stunning. And page-turningly addictive. And heartbreaking.”—Jonathan Safran Foer “Many of us are living out the unlived lives of our mothers. Alison Bechdel has written a graphic novel about this; sort of like a comic book by Virginia Woolf. You won't believe it until you read it—and you must!”—Gloria Steinem

2 5 Minute Ride and 101 Humiliating Stories Book

2 5 Minute Ride and 101 Humiliating Stories


  • Author : Lisa Kron
  • Publisher : Theatre Communications Group
  • Release Date : 2000-05-01
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781559366434

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2 5 Minute Ride and 101 Humiliating Stories Excerpt :

This book collects Lisa Kron's two extraordinary solo performance works. Best known for her ongoing work as a member of The Five Lesbian Brothers, Kron's solo pieces are very personal examinations of both herself and her family history. This is singularly clear in 2.5 Minute Ride, where her writing deftly maneuvers between the tragic drama of the Holocaust and the wry comedy of her family's attempts to pursue pleasure at the local amusement park. This critically acclaimed work played to sold out audience for over six months at New York's Public Theatre. Also included is the riotous 101 Humiliating Stories, which first premiered in 1993, and in fact only consists of seventeen tales but each, as the author observes, has several humiliations. It recounts the adventures and misadventures of a self-described Big Lesbian as she tests the boundaries of decorum in social and professional situations.

The Essential Dykes to Watch Out for Book
Score: 4.5
From 14 Ratings

The Essential Dykes to Watch Out for


  • Author : Alison Bechdel
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 392
  • ISBN 10 : 0618968806

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The Essential Dykes to Watch Out for Excerpt :

Brings together a new collection of cartoons recounting the lives and loves of a diverse group of lesbian friends.

The Best American Comics 2011 Book
Score: 4
From 22 Ratings

The Best American Comics 2011


  • Author : Alison Bechdel
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547333625

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The Best American Comics 2011 Excerpt :

Features excerpts from graphic novels, newspapers, webcomics, and other sources and features work by up-and-coming contributors as well as such established artists as Joe Sacco, Jeff Smith, and Dash Shaw.

From Aphra Behn to Fun Home Book
Score: 3
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From Aphra Behn to Fun Home


  • Author : Carey Purcell
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-12-04
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 1538115255

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From Aphra Behn to Fun Home Excerpt :

This volume chronicles the history of feminist theater, from the early 1700s to contemporary productions such as The Heidi Chronicles and Fun Home. Profiled here are key authors, performers, and other significant figures--including Lillian Hellman, Lorraine Hansberry, and Paula Vogel--along with organizations such as the Women's Theatre Group.

Enigma Variations Book

Enigma Variations


  • Author : Éric-Emmanuel Schmitt
  • Publisher : Dramatists Play Service Inc
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 52
  • ISBN 10 : 0822218100

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Enigma Variations Excerpt :

THE STORY: Nobel Prize-winning author Abel Znorko lives as a recluse on a remote island in the Norwegian Seas. For fifteen years, his one friend and soulmate has been Helen, from whom he has been physically separated for the majority of their affai

Graphic Subjects Book

Graphic Subjects


  • Author : Michael A. Chaney
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release Date : 2011-03-01
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 339
  • ISBN 10 : 9780299251031

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Graphic Subjects Excerpt :

Some of the most noteworthy graphic novels and comic books of recent years have been entirely autobiographical. In Graphic Subjects, Michael A. Chaney brings together a lively mix of scholars to examine the use of autobiography within graphic novels, including such critically acclaimed examples as Art Spiegelman’s Maus, David Beauchard’s Epileptic, Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, Alan Moore’s Watchmen, and Gene Yang’s American Born Chinese. These essays, accompanied by visual examples, illuminate the new horizons that illustrated autobiographical narrative creates. The volume insightfully highlights the ways that graphic novelists and literary cartoonists have incorporated history, experience, and life stories into their work. The result is a challenging and innovative collection that reveals the combined power of autobiography and the graphic novel.

The Comics of Alison Bechdel Book

The Comics of Alison Bechdel


  • Author : Janine Utell
  • Publisher : Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • Release Date : 2020-01-15
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 282
  • ISBN 10 : 9781496825810

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The Comics of Alison Bechdel Excerpt :

Contributions by Michelle Ann Abate, Leah Anderst, Alissa S. Bourbonnais, Tyler Bradway, Natalja Chestopalova, Margaret Galvan, Judith Kegan Gardiner, Katie Hogan, Jonathan M. Hollister, Yetta Howard, Katherine Kelp-Stebbins, Don L. Latham, Vanessa Lauber, Katherine Parker-Hay, Anne N. Thalheimer, Janine Utell, and Susan R. Van Dyne Alison Bechdel is both a driver and beneficiary of the welcoming of comics into the mainstream. Indeed, the seemingly simple binary of outside/inside seems perpetually troubled throughout the career of this important comics artist, known for Fun Home, Are You My Mother?, and Dykes to Watch Out For. This volume extends the body of scholarship on her work from a range of interdisciplinary perspectives. In a definitive collection of original essays, scholars cover the span of Bechdel’s career, placing her groundbreaking early work within the context of her more well-known recent projects. The contributors provide new insights on major themes in Bechdel’s work, such as gender performativity, masculinity, lesbian politics and representation, trauma, life writing, and queer theory. Situating Bechdel among other comics artists, this book charts possible influences on her work, probes the experimental traits of her comics in their representations of kinship and trauma, combs archival materials to gain insight into Bechdel’s creative process, and analyzes her work in community building and space making through the comics form. Ultimately, the volume shows that Bechdel’s work consists of performing a series of selves—serializing the self, as it were—each constructed and refracted across and within her chosen artistic modes and genres.

The Joker  Death of the Family Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

The Joker Death of the Family


  • Author : Scott Snyder
  • Publisher : DC
  • Release Date : 2013-10-22
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781401248482

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The Joker Death of the Family Excerpt :

After having his face sliced off one year ago, The Joker makes his horrifying return in this new epic that features Batman's entire network of partners in crimefighting, including Batgirl, Catwoman, Nightwing, Robin, the Teen Titans and more. While The Joker threatens the very existence of Gotham City, these heroes --and villains--must find a way to survive. Collects Detective Comics 16-17, Catwoman 13-14, Batgirl 14-16, Red Hood and the Outlaws 15-16, Teen Titans 15, Nightwing 15-16, Batman and Robin 15-17, Batman 17. Also collects the portions of the following issues: Suicide Squad 14-15, Batgirl 13, Red Hood and the Outlaws 13-14, Teen Titans 14, 16, Nightwing 14 and Batman 13.

A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You


  • Author : Amy Bloom
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2009-07-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307417855

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A Blind Man Can See How Much I Love You Excerpt :

Amy Bloom was nominated for a National Book Award for her first collection, Come to Me, and her fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, Story, Antaeus, and other magazines, and in The Best American Short Stories and Prize Stories: The O. Henry Awards. In her new collection, she enhances her reputation as a true artist of the form. Here are characters confronted with tragedy, perplexed by emotions, and challenged to endure whatever modern life may have in store. A loving mother accompanies her daughter in her journey to become a man, and discovers a new, hopeful love. A stepmother and stepson meet again after fifteen years and a devastating mistake, and rediscover their familial affection for each other. And in "The Story," a widow bent on seducing another woman's husband constructs and deconstructs her story until she has "made the best and happiest ending" possible "in this world."