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*DATE CHANGE to WEDNESDAY* READ Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel

  • Sep 26, 2012 · 7:30 PM
  • The Rubyfruit Jungle (private residence)

PLEASE NOTE WE HAVE CHANGED THE DATE TO WEDNESDAY!!! :)

 

From the best-selling author of Fun Home, Time magazine’s No. 1 Book of the Year, a brilliantly told graphic memoir of Alison Bechdel becoming the artist her mother wanted to be.

Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home was a pop culture and literary phenomenon. Now, a second thrilling tale of filial sleuthery, this time about her mother: voracious reader, music lover, passionate amateur actor. Also a woman, unhappily married to a closeted gay man, whose artistic aspirations simmered under the surface of Bechdel's childhood . . . and who stopped touching or kissing her daughter good night, forever, when she was seven. 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 (serially monogamous) 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.

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  • Joelle

    I so so wanted to hear others thoughts on this book.. Alas my sked is kicking me elsewhere! Pooey :(. Enjoy tonight!!

    September 26, 2012

  • Chris B.

    The email was just sent to all rsvps - check your inbox :)

    September 26, 2012

  • donna w

    Hi! Somehows I never got the address for the meetup. Can someone/anyone please forward it to me? Thanks!

    September 26, 2012

    • Lauren

      Same here!

      September 26, 2012

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    I didn't have time for this book but hope to join the fun on the next round.

    September 25, 2012

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