Staff Picks

Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel

August 31, 2012

For fans of: Fun Home by Alison Bechdel and Why be Happy When You Could be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson.

Poignantly, hilariously, Bechdel embarks on a quest for answers concerning the mother-daughter gulf. It's a richly layered search that leads readers from the fascinating life and work of the iconic twentieth-century psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott, to one explosively illuminating Dr. Seuss illustration, to Bechdel’s own adult love life.

And, finally, back to Mother—to a truce, fragile and real-time, that will move and astonish all adult children of gifted mothers.