Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

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Fun Home (subtitled A Family Tragicomic) is a graphic memoir by Alison Bechdel, author of the comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For. It chronicles the author's childhood and youth in rural Pennsylvania, USA, focusing on her complex relationship with her father. The book addresses themes of sexual orientation, gender roles, suicide, dysfunctional family life, and the role of literature in understanding oneself and one's family. Writing and illustrating Fun Home took seven years, in part because of Bechdel's laborious artistic process, which includes photographing herself in poses for each human figure.

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The 900th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 7th on The 10 Best of the Decade(2000) (Entertainment Weekly)
  2. - 42nd on The 100 Best Books of the Decade(2000) (Times)
  3. - 68th on The New Classics - 100 Best Reads from 1983 to 2008 (Entertainment Weekly)

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