Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
(Mariner Books, 2007, 232 pages)
I actually read Fun Home back in 2011. I decided to revisit the book after listening to the Broadway soundtrack for the musical created based on the book – you might be familiar with it because it won a number of Tony Awards this past year. I don’t know if it’s just because I knew what to expect but I had a much different experience reading the graphic novel this time around. There’s a lot more depth to the work that I don’t think I appreciated the first time around.
You can refer to my earlier review for a summary, but this is a graphic novel that won a number of awards and was placed on numerous “best of” lists. I’m definitely glad I decided to reread this memoir.
I’ll be reading Are You My Mother? shortly. It’s basically the companion piece to Fun Home and it focuses on her mother.