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Fun Home - Alison Bechdel

Fun Home

By Alison Bechdel

  • Release Date: 2007-06-05
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
Score: 4.5
From 306 Ratings


Alison Bechdel’s groundbreaking, bestselling graphic memoir that charts her fraught relationship with her late father. 

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.
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.


  • Fun Home

    By DSlay
    A lovely depiction of a daughter journey to understand her father. Extremely relatable in a manner that draws me in. The depiction of the strong yet crumbling man makes me feel for him. Her description of you revelation of sexuality can still help anyone who reads it discover their own internal strife. Loved, loved, loved the book.
  • True Fun Home

    By Cranscar
    I so appreciate Alison Bechdel's no holds barred memoir. She presents the humorous and the difficult journey of her coming of age, without flinching.
  • thumbs up

    By NaturalRebel
    great read!
  • Fun Home

    By Nana Giron
    An amazing book that reveals insight into a worlds many of us have or never will experience. Through her father’s, mother’s, and her own story.