If you look above in the opening paragraph of the review, I noted Fun Home is about Bechdel's father while Are You My Mother? "focuses" on her other. But this new book isn't about Bechdel's mother specifically. It's about the mothers (biological, surrogate and imagined) she's had in her life - or wishes she had. Bechdel's self-aware nature seems like something of a curse, but her discussion of her own feelings, insecurities and moments of turmoil allow the reader to recognize himself or herself in the author's otherwise unique experiences. Read Full Review
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