Books Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama by Alison Bechdel Hardcover, 286 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, List Price: $22 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleAre You My Mother?SubtitleA Comic DramaAuthorAlison Bechdel Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary Depicts the author's mother as a voracious reader, music lover and passionate amateur actress who quietly suffers as the wife of a closeted gay artist and withdraws from her young daughter, who searches for answers to the separation later in life. Genres: Nonfiction Comics & Graphic Novels Biography & Memoir Awards and Recognition 7 weeks on NPR Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller List Also by Alison Bechdel The Essential Dykes to Watch Out for Fun Home Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Are You My Mother? Critics' Lists: Summer 2012 Lit, Illustrated: Five Fantastic Graphic Novels August 15, 2012 These panels are filled more with extraordinary storytelling than with standard-issue superheroes. Each book is created by a singular writer/artist, and offers a wholly unique point of view in both narrative and illustration. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Excerpt: Are You My Mother? May 25, 2012 Read an excerpt from Alison Bechdel's Are You My Mother? Houghton Mifflin Harcourt The Week's Best Stories From NPR Books A Portrait Of The Cartoonist And Her Mother May 25, 2012 Cartoonist Alison Bechdel follows her 2006 book about her father with a new memoir, Are You My Mother? It weaves together stories of her own life with the theories of British psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott — with a cameo from Virginia Woolf. A Portrait Of The Cartoonist And Her Mother Listen · 2:56 2:56 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/153711102/153832994" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Review Book Reviews 'Mother' Dearest: Alison Bechdel's Graphic Memoir May 1, 2012 Alison Bechdel follows up her smash success Fun Home, a graphic memoir about her closeted gay father, with Are You My Mother? another beautifully crafted "comic drama," this time focusing on her emotionally distant mother.