Friday, June 4, 2010

Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic - A Graphic Novel Memoir About A Lesbian Teen and her Closeted Gay Dad

By Alison Bechdel

It's a true story. It's funny. It's heart-wrenching.

Alison's Dad was an English teacher and director of the town funeral home (what her family called the "Fun Home.")

Just after Alison goes to college and comes out as a lesbian, she discovers her father was gay.

A few weeks after learning this, her father was dead, leaving Alison grieving - and with "a legacy of mystery to resolve."

Written by the author/artist of the comic strip "Dykes To Watch Out For," this graphic novel memoir won a ton of awards (including being over 23 publications' "best book of the year!") Check out this great interview with the author here. And add your review of "Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic" in comments!

1 comment:

jlr said...

Excellent book. Loved the story, the graphics, the inside look at the life of the creative mind behind DTWOF. Highly recommended.