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Alison Bechdel | Are you My Mother?

Thu, May 3, 2012 7:30 P.M.
Parkway Central Library

Cost: FREE

Since its inception in 1983, Alison Bechdel’s comic strip Dykes To Watch Out For has become a countercultural institution, widely anthologized and translated. Her 2006 bestselling memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic was named a Best Book of the Year by Time, Entertainment Weekly, the New York Times, People, USA Today, the Los Angeles Times, the Village Voice, and San Francisco Chronicle, among others. In her new book, Bechdel embarks upon a richly layered search for answers about her fractured relationship with her mother, who stopped touching or kissing her goodnight—forever—when she was seven, that leads ultimately to a moving, fragile truce.


Parkway Central Library
1901 Vine Street (between 19th and 20th Streets on the Parkway)
Philadelphia, PA 19103