Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel

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.

The 511th 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. - 33rd on The 100 best books of the 21st century (The Guardian)
  3. - 42nd on The 100 Best Books of the Decade(2000) (Times)
  4. - 68th on The New Classics - 100 Best Reads from 1983 to 2008 (Entertainment Weekly)

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Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic Hardcover 110857 $24.99 $16.48 2006
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic Paperback 530 $9.58 $9.20 2007
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic Hardcover 1213359 $33.07 $11.51 2006
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic Paperback 2368590 $12.98 $13.00 2006
Fun Home: Una familia tragicomica/ A Family Tragicomic (Spanish Edition) Paperback 2016755 $21.00 $10.62 2008
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Fun home: Una familia tragicómica (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 657951 $10.99 2012
Fun Home Fun Home A Family Tragicomic on June 01, 2007 Paperback Paperback 11556618 $15.27 $13.94 2006
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