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Are You My Mother?


Not the classic children’s book, this graphic novel by Alison Bechdel is my 32nd book for the year and in the end a satisfying read. A swirling, complicated, deeply involved memoir about Alison’s relationship with her mother, this is also a book about the process of writing, the process of psychoanalysis, and the value of discovering one’s true self. This was a great vacation read because the chance to read long sections at once made the whole book more interesting and satisfying.

This is one where I could either write a long review of the many themes raised in this graphic novel or I could leave my review short and encourage you to check this out for yourself. Since I’m writing this on vacation I’ll bet you can guess which one I’m going to choose. If I have the chance I’ll write more about this later, but in truth it’s not that simple. 

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2 thoughts on “Are You My Mother?

  1. So funny — I read the children’s book to Violet today.

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