Superstar Alison Bechdel will be on tour to promote the paperback edition of her genre-busting memoir FUN HOME this summer:

New York:
June 2: Book Expo, BEA, Signing & Panel Events
June 23: MoCCA Festival, featured artist, presented with the 2007 MoCCA Art Festival Award, 1:30-2:35 pm
June 27: The Happy Ending Reading Series, 8 pm

Denver, CO:
June 5: Tattered Cover, Lodo Store, 7:30 pm

San Francisco:
June 6:
RADAR reading series, hosted by Michelle Tea, event with Ariel Schrag (cartoonist and writer for Showtime’s ‘The L Word’), June 6, 6-7:30 pm
at the San Francisco Main Library

Tempe, AZ:
June 8: Changing Hands Bookstore, 7:00

Washington, DC
June 25: American Library Association Event, for the GLBTRT Stonewall Book Awards Brunch, June 25, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm

June 26: Free Library, June 26, 7:00pm

Author residence:
Stowe Free Library, Tuesday, June 12th, 7:30 pm
Everyone’s Books, Brattleboro, June 21, 7pm
Borders 276, Speaking & Signing, Saturday June 30, 2pm

San Diego:
July 25-30: San Diego Comic-Con, Spotlight featured author

And a bit more pr:

Awards and Praise for FUN HOME:
Named #1 Best of the Year by Time Magazine. Also listed as best in Entertainment Weekly, USA Today, The Advocate,, Comics Journal, The Guardian (UK), New York, Out, People,, Time Out New York, LA Times, San Francisco Chronicle, among others.

Nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award, Lambda Award, and Eisner Awards in 3 categories
Winner of the Stonewall Book Award-Israel Fish Nonfiction for the ALA, Winner of a GLAAD Media Award, Publishing Triangle Awards.

* As of April 2007, rights have been sold to UK, Brazil, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Korea, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan.


  1. cant praise this book enough! and quick self plug if i may…we just had alison bechdel on Comic News Insider in our most recent episode 91. she rocks!

  2. sorry to be nit-picky, but just wanted to let you know it says “gun home” at the beginning of the article instead of “fun home”. sorry for being nerdy about that, thanks for the news!

  3. “Genre-busting memoir”?!?! What genres were “busted”? This is silly…

    …thanks for the heads up abut the book tour, though.

  4. i almost got this book, but as grat as it looked, I just couldn’t bring myself to pick up a book about a lesbian who comes out to her dad only to find out he’s gay. it just has nothing to do with how i grew up. but since it looked fantastic, I may have to pick it up next week.

  5. “I just couldn’t bring myself to pick up a book about a lesbian who comes out to her dad only to find out he’s gay.”

    FUN HOME is so much more than that. It’s about finding out your parents are human, that you yourself are human, and coming to terms with all of it.

    Really, it’s one of the best books in any medium I’ve ever read.

  6. …and besides, do you only read books about people exactly like yourself? One of the reasons to experience any work of art (literature, film, comics) is to live in the skin of somebody else for a while, to understand the perspective of another, etc.

    And Martha is right — it is about so much more. Easily in the top two or three graphic novels I’ve ever read.