Alison Bechdel


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Alison Bechdel is an American cartoonist. Originally best known for the long-running comic strip Dykes To Watch Out For, in 2006 she became a best-selling and critically acclaimed author with her graphic memoir Fun Home.

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merging and purging

In honor of National Library Week, which is almost over, here is a post about books. Hol and I have kept our books separate until now. But ten years in, it seemed time to organize, cull, and merge them. There were piles of books everywhere, and it was impossible to find anything. It was a big project. For the most part our libraries were very complementary—Hol has large swaths of botany, natural h

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Average rating: 4.05 · 173,986 ratings · 13,667 reviews · 48 distinct worksSimilar authors
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

4.09 avg rating — 123,921 ratings — published 2006 — 47 editions
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Are You My Mother? A Comic ...

3.69 avg rating — 25,661 ratings — published 2012 — 18 editions
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The Essential Dykes to Watc...

4.39 avg rating — 9,142 ratings — published 2008 — 11 editions
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Dykes to Watch Out For (DtW...

4.18 avg rating — 2,747 ratings — published 1986 — 4 editions
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More Dykes to Watch Out For...

4.26 avg rating — 726 ratings — published 1988 — 5 editions
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The Best American Comics 2011

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3.70 avg rating — 751 ratings — published 2011
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New, Improved! Dykes to Wat...

4.33 avg rating — 646 ratings — published 1990 — 3 editions
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Hot, Throbbing Dykes to Wat...

4.40 avg rating — 604 ratings — published 1997 — 4 editions
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Dykes and Sundry Other Carb...

4.29 avg rating — 591 ratings — published 1997 — 3 editions
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Invasion of the Dykes to Wa...

4.35 avg rating — 518 ratings — published 2005
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“Grief takes many forms, including the absence of grief.”
Alison Bechdel

“I suppose that a lifetime spent hiding one's erotic truth could have a cumulative renunciatory effect. Sexual shame is in itself a kind of death.”
Alison Bechdel, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

“It was not a triumphal return. Home, as I had known it, was gone.”
Alison Bechdel, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

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