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Graphic Memoirs

Fun Home : A Family Tragicomic
by Alison Bechdel

An unusual memoir done in the form of a graphic novel by a cult favorite comic artist offers a darkly funny family portrait that details her relationship with her father, a historic preservation expert dedicated to restoring the family's Victorian home, funeral home director, high-school English teacher, and closeted homosexual.
Stitches : A Memoir
by David Small

The Caldecott-winning author of Imogene's Antlers presents a graphic account of his troubled childhood under a radiologist father who subjected him to repeated X rays and a withholding and tormented mother, an environment he fled at the age of 16 in the hopes of becoming an artist. Reprint. A National Book Award finalist and #1 New York Times graphic best-seller.
Displacement
by Lucy Knisley

A latest volume of graphic travelogues by a best-selling cartoonist details, in full color, her care of her ailing grandparents while on a cruise, a venture shaped by contrasting generational perspectives and her grandfather's World War II memories. Original.
Invisible Ink : My Mother's Love Affair With a Famous Cartoonist
by Bill Griffith

 Invisible Ink unfolds like a detective story, alternating between past and present, as Griffith recreates the quotidian habits of suburban Levittown and the professional and cultural life of mid-century Manhattan in the 1950s and ’60s as seen through his mother’s and his own then-teenage eyes. Griffith puts the pieces together and reveals a mother he never knew. Black & white illustrations throughout
Honor Girl : A Graphic Memoir
by Maggie Thrash

A 15-year-old girl endures wrenching public and private challenges when she unexpectedly falls in love with a female counselor at her Appalachian summer camp.
Amazing Fantastic Incredible : a Marvelous Memoir
by Stan Lee

In a full-color graphic memoir, a comic book legend and co-creator of Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, the Incredible Hulk and a legion of other Marvel superheroes shares his iconic legacy and the story of how modern comics came to be.
The Story of My Tits
by Jennifer Hayden

Heartbreaking and riveting, Jennifer Hayden's caustic, sarcastic wit streams through her quirky drawings, unfolding a cancer survivor's tale and so much more.
Maus : A Survivor's Tale
by Art Spiegelman

The author-illustrator traces his father's imprisonment in a Nazi concentration camp through a series of disarming and unusual cartoons arranged to tell the story as a novel
Dotter of Her Father's Eyes
by Mary M. Talbot

Part personal history, part biography, Dotter of Her Father''s Eyes contrasts two coming-of-age narratives: that of Lucia, the daughter of James Joyce, and that of author Mary Talbot, daughter of the eminent Joycean scholar James S. Atherton. Social expectations and gender politics, thwarted ambitions and personal tragedy are played out against two contrasting historical backgrounds, poignantly evoked by the atmospheric visual storytelling of award-winning graphic-novel pioneer Bryan Talbot
The Complete Persepolis
by Marjane Satrapi

Collects a groundbreaking two-part graphic memoir, in which the great-granddaughter of Iran's last emperor and the daughter of ardent Marxists describes growing up in Tehran, a country plagued by political upheaval and vast contradictions between public and private life.
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