Score: 4.5
From 272 Ratings

Fun Home


  • Author: Alison Bechdel
  • Release Date : 2007-06-05
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • File Size: 334040029 Bytes


In this groundbreaking, bestselling graphic memoir, Alison Bechdel charts her fraught relationship with her late father. 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. 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....

Score: 4
From 17 Ratings

Good Clean Fun


  • Author: Nick Offerman
  • Release Date : 2016-10-18
  • Genre: Humor
  • File Size: 336350814 Bytes


After two New York Times bestsellers, Nick Offerman—woodworker, actor, comedian, and co-host of NBC’s crafting competition series Making It—returns with the subject for which he’s known best—his incredible real-life woodshop.  Nestled among the glitz and glitter of Tinseltown is a testament to American elbow grease and an honest-to-god hard day’s work: Offerman Woodshop. Captained by hirsute woodworker, actor, comedian, and writer Nick Offerman, the shop produces not only fine handcrafted furniture, but also fun stuff—kazoos, baseball bats, ukuleles, mustache combs, even cedar-strip canoes.      Now Nick and his ragtag crew of champions want to share their experience of working at the Woodshop, te...

Fun Home
Score: 4
From 1,496 Ratings

Fun Home


  • Author : Alison Bechdel
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0618871713


Fun Home Book Description :

A memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father--a funeral home director, high school English teacher, and closeted homosexual....

Approaches to Teaching Bechdel   s Fun Home

Approaches to Teaching Bechdel s Fun Home


  • Author : Judith Kegan Gardiner
  • Publisher : Modern Language Association
  • Release Date : 2018-10-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781603293600


Approaches to Teaching Bechdel s Fun Home Book Description :

Alison Bechdel's Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic has quickly joined the ranks of celebrated literary graphic novels. Set in part at a family-run funeral home, the book explores Alison's complicated relationship with her father, a closeted gay man. Amid the tensions of her home life, Alison discovers her own lesbian sexuality and her talent for drawing. The coming-of-age story and graphic format appeal to students. However, the book's nonlinear structure; intertextuality with modernist novels, Greek myths, and other works; and frank representations of sexuality and death present challenges in the classroom. This volume offers strategies for teaching Fun Home in a variety of courses, including literature, women's and gender studies, art, and education. P...

Fun Home

Fun Home


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1559364858


Fun Home Book Description :

Alison Bechdel's celebrated graphic memoir, lovingly adapted into a riveting new musical....

Fun Home

Fun Home


  • Author : Jeanine Tesori
  • Publisher : Samuel French, Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2015
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0573704570


Fun Home Book Description :

"Based on the graphic novel by Alison Bechdel."...

Are You My Mother
Score: 3.5
From 46 Ratings

Are You My Mother


  • Author : Alison Bechdel
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2012-05-01
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780547524368


Are You My Mother Book Description :

From the best-selling author of Fun Home, Time magazine’s No. 1 Book of the Year, a brilliantly told graphic memoir of Alison Bechdel becoming the artist her mother wanted to be. Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home was a pop culture and literary phenomenon. Now, a second thrilling tale of filial sleuthery, this time about her mother: voracious reader, music lover, passionate amateur actor. Also a woman, unhappily married to a closeted gay man, whose artistic aspirations simmered under the surface of Bechdel's childhood . . . and who stopped touching or kissing her daughter good night, forever, when she was seven. Poignantly, hilariously, Bechdel embarks on a quest for answers concerning the mother-daughter gulf. It's a richly layered search that leads read...

From Aphra Behn to Fun Home

From Aphra Behn to Fun Home


  • Author : Carey Purcell
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
  • Release Date : 2019-12-15
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781538115268


From Aphra Behn to Fun Home Book Description :

Theatre has long been considered a feminine interest for which women consistently purchase the majority of tickets, while the shows they are seeing typically are written and brought to the stage by men. Furthermore, the stories these productions tell are often about men, and the complex leading roles in these shows are written for and performed by male actors. Despite this imbalance, the feminist voice presses to be heard and has done so with more success than ever before. In From Aphra Behn to Fun Home: A Cultural History of Feminist Theatre, Carey Purcell traces the evolution of these important artists and productions over several centuries. After examining the roots of feminist theatre in early Greek plays and looking at occasional works produced ...

A Little in Love With Everyone

A Little in Love With Everyone


  • Author : Genevieve Hudson
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2018-02-20
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0989961575


A Little in Love With Everyone Book Description :

Literary Nonfiction. Growing up queer in the deep South, Genevieve Hudson longed for stories about lives like her own. So she turned to Alison Bechdel's groundbreaking graphic memoir, FUN HOME. In its panels, she found sly references to Bechdel's personal influences. A Little in Love with Everyone is Hudson's journey down a rabbit hole of queer heroes like Audre Lorde, Eileen Myles, and Adrienne Rich, who turned their stories into art and empowered future generations to embrace their own truths. This book is part of a new series from Fiction Advocate called Afterwords....

Well

Well


  • Author : Lisa Kron
  • Publisher : Dramatic Publishing
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Health
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1583423869


Well Book Description :

Author's theatrical exploration of issues of health and illness both in the individual and in a community, by using her mother as an example....

Graphic Subjects

Graphic Subjects


  • Author : Michael A. Chaney
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release Date : 2011-03-01
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780299251031


Graphic Subjects Book Description :

Some of the most noteworthy graphic novels and comic books of recent years have been entirely autobiographical. In Graphic Subjects, Michael A. Chaney brings together a lively mix of scholars to examine the use of autobiography within graphic novels, including such critically acclaimed examples as Art Spiegelman’s Maus, David Beauchard’s Epileptic, Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis, Alan Moore’s Watchmen, and Gene Yang’s American Born Chinese. These essays, accompanied by visual examples, illuminate the new horizons that illustrated autobiographical narrative creates. The volume insightfully highlights the ways that graphic novelists and literary cartoonists have incorporated history, experience, and life stories into their work. The result is a...

Intertextuality in Alison Bechdel s  Fun Home

Intertextuality in Alison Bechdel s Fun Home


  • Author :
  • Publisher : GRIN Verlag
  • Release Date : 2020-02-25
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783346119711


Intertextuality in Alison Bechdel s Fun Home Book Description :

Seminar paper from the year 2018 in the subject Literature - Modern Literature, grade: 3,0, University of Erfurt, course: Literature in images: Graphic Novels, language: English, abstract: A lot of graphic novels work with Intertextuality, because as a visual medium they can represent or quote another text even better than a normal novel. Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home is a prime example of those graphic novels that use intertextuality. Her memoir is full of pop culture and book references. My thesis is that the literary works and stories she has woven into her story mirror her own story and exist to further illustrate her struggles coming of age....