Are You My Mother?

Finished Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel. 

If Fun Home is about Alison Bechdel and her father, this is (obviously) about her relationship with her mother. (And also a great deal about psychoanalysis, which was really interesting.)

It’s not exactly noteworthy that mothers and daughters have a complicated relationship, but the way it’s portrayed here IS. It’s universal but also unique to them. It perfectly describes pretty much every mother-daughter relationship I know, but at the same time, there are also parts that are theirs alone. 

Alison Bechdel is amazing and I admire the way she lays herself completely bare. (Yes, her parents have been exposed, too, but nowhere near as much as she tells her own stories.)

Highly recommended. 


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