well slap my ass and call me judy

July 7th, 2006 | Interviews & Reviews

Fun Home is on the NY Times Book Review bestseller list. They only list the top 15 in the magazine. But the “extended list” goes down to number 35. And Fun Home is number 30. The latest version isn’t up yet, but on last week’s it’s number 35. Ann Coulter, alas, tops the chart. But I’m stunned to be on there at all.

21 Responses to “well slap my ass and call me judy”

  1. Nicole says:

    Congratulations! It’s about time! Fortunately/unfortunately, it’s sold out here in Ann Arbor, Michigan, but I’ve been promised I can get a copy soon 🙂

  2. lisa rosman says:

    Damn, Judy! That’s awesome!

  3. Josh Jasper says:

    Ann Coulter needs some serious topping. Not that I’d wish that on anyone

  4. Idealistic Pragmatist says:

    Wow. Congratulations, Alison!

  5. Angi says:

    Go Alison, go Alison! You’ll show Ann Coulter what’s what pretty damn soon!

  6. Lea says:

    HUGE congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  7. Raffi says:

    Where’s Mary Cheney’s new book on the list? Huh?? 😉

  8. Chaka says:

    Alison! That is hot shit…lean back and take it all in..do the rockaway first…

  9. kolbester says:

    Alison, if i remember correctly you are ahead of Ms. Coulter on the Boston Globe Bestseller list!

  10. Deb says:

    Congrats Judy! You’re movin’ on up!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Okay Judy, if you insist. & congratulations while we’re on the topic !

  12. Chaka says:

    Are you gonna have a party?

  13. SarahS says:

    Congrats Allison! And I think I have a paddle around here somewhere, let me look and get back to you on the “judy” thing 😉

  14. Deb says:

    Sounds yummy! Can I watch? *ahem*

  15. Aunt Soozie says:

    SLAP YOUR ASS and call you JUDY!!?!?!?
    you deserve it so, um, okay.
    if I have to,just this once.

    (and do you want that Judy pronounced
    as in slap my BOO-dee Judy?
    or slap my boo-TAY Judy?
    wanna make sure I get it right.)

  16. Tera says:

    That is amazing!!! I am so glad you and your book are getting this much deserved recognition. By the way I am totally addicted to reading your blog.

  17. Duffi says:

    WOw and WOW again Allison. Congratulations, much deserved success. I’ve been a fan for years and Fun Home takes your work to a whole new level; it’s very literary, thoughtful, and beautiful. You keep getting mentions in mainstream press and I kvell as if I were your grandma…not that I’m old enough, mind….

  18. largehearted boy says:

    Fun Home is hands down my favorite book of the year (and I’ve read over 50 so far), congratulations!

  19. K.B. says:

    Gosh, can’t you guys even get the number of “l”s right?
    There was even a joke about the “l”s in the book, I guess you missed that one…

  20. Nel of Mpls (we met eons ago at Ruby's) says:


    Your reading in Minneapolis rocked, thanks for the inscription, as if your book wasn’t great enough…

    Keep putting it out there!

    Miss ya in the TC


  21. Jen says:

    Hey, have you checked the list published July 16? Still on it!!


    30 FUN HOME, by Alison Bechdel (Houghton Mifflin)