Friday, July 6, 2018


You’d think with fewer than 100 pages to go, I would have picked up Life of the Skies last night. But no. Instead I dug out Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic, one of my favorite books. When I heard that someone was making a musical of it, I was skeptical; but then I heard some Fresh Air interviews that interested me. So I went to see it on Broadway and completely blown away by it. Tomorrow I’m dragging Tim to a regional theatre production, hoping it’s good. Last night I wanted to look at the book.

Bechdel is coming to town July 14, the very day I leave for a couple of days away with Tim. It’s killing me. I want to get my books signed. Maybe I’ll find someone.

And if you don’t know about the Bechdel test, you should.


  1. I didn't know about the Bechdel test, interesting. I was pleased to see that the last movie I saw--Hereditary--got a passing grade (although one of women who apparently contributed to the between-women non-man-centred dialogue was a devil-worshipper).

  2. I also did not know about this test nor the list grows ever longer.

  3. A cartoonist! No, I didn't know any of it either.

  4. Yes, I knew about the Bechdel test. I must look for the book. I want to support anyone who came up with that test.