Alison Bechdel, Deborah Vankin
May 10, 2012

Bechdel follows her best-selling graphic memoir, Fun Home, with a second tale of filial sleuthing—this time about her mother: voracious reader, music lover, amateur actor, and also a woman, unhappily married to a gay man. Bechdel’s quest for answers concerning the mother-daughter gulf leads through psychoanalysis and Dr. Seuss to a truce that will move all adult children of gifted mothers.

Share on


Podcast | September 17, 2018

The Browns of California: The Family Dynasty that Transformed a State and Shaped a Nation

Miriam Pawel and Kathleen Brown

Miriam Pawel, the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and author of the definitive biography, The Crusades of Cesar Chavez, continues to chronicle…

Podcast | October 7, 2014

Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh

John Lahr

In his thrilling new biography, Lahr—longtime New Yorker theater critic–gives intimate access to the life and mind of Williams- shedding new light…

Podcast | October 19, 2015

Roberta Kaplan and Lillian Faderman: Then Comes Marriage: United States v. Windsor and the Defeat of DOMA

Roberta Kaplan, Lillian Faderman

Roberta Kaplan, the renowned litigator who recently won the defining United States v. Windsor case to defeat the Defense of…

Podcast | November 14, 2017

Oaxaca’s Third Gender: Man, Woman, Muxe

Víctor Cata, Zackary Drucker, Maritza Sanchez

THIS PROGRAM WAS CONDUCTED IN BOTH SPANISH AND ENGLISH. Anthropologists have traced the Meso-American acceptance of people of mixed gender…

Podcast | October 24, 2017

Going Into Town: A Love Letter to New York

Roz Chast

New York Times bestselling author Roz Chast returns to ALOUD with her hilarious new graphic memoir, Going Into Town: A Love Letter…

Top of Page