Time magazine has named Alison Bechdel's
graphic memoir the best book of the year. The magazine calls
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic this year's
"unlikely literary success."
follows Bechdel coming of age in a small town
and realizing that she and her father have something in
common: They're both gay. "Forget genre and sexual
orientation," Time wrote. "This is a masterpiece
about two people who live in the same house but
different worlds, and their mysterious debts to each
Bechdel has been
writing her comic strip "Dykes to Watch Out For"
since 1983, and it has since gone into syndication and
been translated into several languages.
Fun Home was published this year by Houghton
Mifflin, and The Advocate named it as its top pick
for the year as well. (The Advocate)