My conversation with Alison Bechdel

“People ask me, was writing Fun Home therapeutic? And I feel like, yes it was, but that’s kind of like asking somebody if swimming the English Channel was a good workout for them. That’s not why they did it — of course it was a good workout.” The great Alison Bechdel and I spoke on the phone a couple weeks ago about her new book, Are You My Mother? An edited transcript of our interview is up at Barnes & Noble Review.


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