Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic

by Alison Bechdel | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 0618871713 Global Overview for this book
Registered by winghyphen8wing of Honolulu, Hawaii USA on 8/16/2015
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Journal Entry 1 by winghyphen8wing from Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Sunday, August 16, 2015
When I watched the Tony Awards on TV, I thought "Wait, they made a musical out of that? How? Who reads a graphic novel about the artist's coming to terms with her sexuality - and her father's - and decides, 'Wow, wouldn't that be great set to music?'"

So I bought this copy to re-read before going to see the show in NYC. I found the performance quite enjoyable (although there was a stand-in for Young Alison that day), but it still seems like an unusual choice for conversion to the stage, especially as a musical. On the other hand, the kids' Fun Home commercial was hilarious, and all the actors were excellent. Journal photo shows part of the set before the performance began, including some of the musicians in the background: that's adult Alison's work desk across the way.

Here's another copy on my shelf - it went AWOL, so hopefully this one will have a better fate.

Journal Entry 2 by winghyphen8wing at Honolulu, Hawaii USA on Monday, September 07, 2015

Released 5 yrs ago (9/8/2015 UTC) at Honolulu, Hawaii USA


Headed out in KateKintail's LGBTQIA box: I do recommend the musical version if you get a chance to see it.

This graphic novel has been released in the name of free speech and freedom of expression, and in memory of the victims of the attack on Charlie Hebdo.

Journal Entry 3 by Greyflank at Brick, New Jersey USA on Saturday, October 03, 2015
I like your tastes in books. I think I'll snag this.

And plug my story BROOKLYN BLACKIE AND THE UNAPPETIZING MENU which features a bisexual wolf set in a 40's era setting of an alternate Earth. INHUMAN ACTS.

Journal Entry 4 by Greyflank at Brick, New Jersey USA on Monday, August 15, 2016
Hey, I have Daddy Issues on my own. This book touched a lot of nerves in all the right ways with me. I loved and hated the eyes in this comic: everyone looks so wary most of the time. Maybe they were, so that was effective.

What's so odd about this is how uplifting this book actually feels. The literary pretensions of its literary pretentiousness of its literal and figurative meanings is self-consciously amusing. I never enjoyed learning about Ulysses more than I did between the covers of this book.

And thinking that there might be a song or songs about James Joyce out there leaves me in a queer state of bewilderment.

Journal Entry 5 by Greyflank at Emcon FM Bookshelf in Brick, New Jersey USA on Thursday, August 18, 2016

Released 4 yrs ago (8/18/2016 UTC) at Emcon FM Bookshelf in Brick, New Jersey USA


This is a Memorial Release For Teddy Sexton.

Teddy passed away July 24, 2012.

Refreshing the bookshelf at work. Putting fresh ones in and bringing some of the older ones to a little free library.

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