Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

Regular price $ 18.99

by Alison Bechdel

Mariner Books

06/01/2007, paperback

SKU: 9780618871711


Time Magazine #1 Book of the Year - National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist - Winner of the Stonewall Book Award - Double finalist for the Lambda Book Award - Nominated for the GLAAD Media Award

Alison Bechdel's groundbreaking, bestselling graphic memoir that 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 "Fun Home." It was not until college that Alison, who had recently come out as a lesbian, discovered that her father was also gay. A few weeks after this revelation, he was dead, leaving a legacy of mystery for his daughter to resolve.

In her hands, personal history becomes a work of amazing subtlety and power, written with controlled force and enlivened with humor, rich literary allusion, and heartbreaking detail.


"Masterful... an enormously successful work." -- Village Voice 

"Fun Home must be the most ingeniously compact, hyper-verbose example of autobiography to have been produced... pioneering." -- The New York Times Book Review 

"One of the very best graphic novels ever." -- Booklist, ALA

About the Author:

Alison Bechdel's cult following for her early comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For expanded wildly for her family memoirs, the best-selling graphic memoir Fun Home, adapted into a Tony Award-winning musical, Are You My Mother?, and her newest memoir, The Secret to Superman Strength. Bechdel has been named a MacArthur Fellow and Cartoonist Laureate of Vermont, among many other honors.