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Memoir Graphic Novels to Help You Feel Not so Alone: A Growing List

  1. Fun Home by Alison Bechdel

Fun Home is author and artist Alison Bachdel's story of coming to grips with her late father's identity and death. Through learning to process and cope with this tragedy, Alison continues through life discovering some of the more honest but painful aspects of family relationships and learns to make peace with her own sexuality.

2. Ink in Water by Lacy J. Davis, Illustrated by Jim Kettner

The punk lifestyle isn't impervious. Lacy Davis comes to process how despite her punk attitude and lifestyle, she has relied on romantic relationships to gauge her self-worth. When a long-term relationship fails, the degrading voices that have lingered in the back of her head for so many years become monstrous. Lacy can no longer ignore their taunts. This begins Lacy's spiral down into a severe eating disorder that leaves her drifting through life in a daze. A story questioning the definition of "recovery" Lacy tells her story of fighting an uphill battle with anorexia.

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