Named as one of the New York Times's 100 Notable Books of 2012
, Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir, "Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama,"
calls on memory, Virginia Woolf's "To the Lighthouse,"
Donald Winnicott's psychoanalytic work
(.pdf), Alice Miller's "The Drama of the Gifted Child,"
and the shade of P.D. Eastman's classic short book
about a baby bird in search of its mama
to explore her fraught relationship with her mother, Helen. It's art
. It's theory
. It's self
. It's meta-memoir in search of a mother. [more inside]