Read online page 1 of Chapter 6 (The Ideal Husband) from Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic graphic novel. A bestselling graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, describing her complicated relation with her father and their homosexuality.
Written by American cartoonist Alison Bechdel, Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic graphic novel has won several awards and received positive review from many critics.
In the 6th chapter of Fun Home, entitled The Ideal Husband, Alison focuses on her experiences when she was 13 years old. She had some important moments at that age. One of them was her first period. She started to get menstruation but was reluctant to tell her mom about it. She even did not write it in her diary in the beginning. Although later she put it down in her diary, she wrote it in an algebra code.
The other important moments Bechdel wrote in this chapter are her mother thesis and appearance in a local play production of The Importance of being Earnest, and also the court trial her father had to attend to for buying beer for an underage boy.