A compilation of her famous strip running from the late 80s to early 2000s, Bechdel's Essential Dykes to Watch Out For offers a radical combination of topics surpassing gendered roles, sexual empowerment, political distress and more. For fans of Fun Home and Are You My Mother?, DTWOF offers a lighter, more comical depiction of growing up and developing with an unconventional community as a post-grad and beyond. This collection beautifully shows Bechdel's artistic transformation as well as her innate ability to consolidate political history with socially conscious growth.
Man Alive might seem slim and easy to miss, but it is full of enormous power and grace. It's a story of family, finding oneself, and transitions (and not just of gender). The book's raw honesty and vivid prose will stay with you long after you reach the last page.
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Published: City Lights Books - September 9th, 2014
The amazing and often amusing essays in The Nearest Exit May Be Behind You are about being different. Regardless of where you fall on the gender spectrum, S. Bear Bergman's storytelling has the power to make you think if you're sure and provide comfort if you're questioning. You will be a better person after reading this book.