Archive for June, 2007


June 17th, 2007


That’s a blog plug. For the very clever and politically astute Mikhaela Reid’s new book of editorial cartoons. Check it out.

Four Phoebes Fixing to Fledge

June 16th, 2007


The phoebes’ nest is boiling with babies. They’re much further along than they were yesterday.

Got ADD?

June 16th, 2007


I was just reading one of the several books I’m in the middle of and idly strumming my banjo when something in the book prompted me to go do a Google search and as I stood up I noticed the cluttered tabletop and it struck me that perhaps I have a problem.

And Now for Something Completely Different

June 16th, 2007

baby bird

Time for Wild Kingdom again. The phoebes’ babies have hatched. Remember the phoebes? The birds who were late returning to their nest in April?

Hm. While I was messing around on YouTube, my attention was directed to this interesting video challenge by a young gay man.

DTWOF Episode #509

June 12th, 2007

hot dog

In which Mo gets barbecued. Read the rest of this entry »

I’ve Added a Reading to the Fun Home Paperback Tour–June 25th at Lambda Rising in DC

June 12th, 2007

At 7pm. Here’s the info.
Also, if you happen to be in the environs of Stowe, VT, I’m reading at 7:30 tonight at the Stowe Free Library. Don’t you love the phrase “free library?” It makes me feel almost patriotic.

free library

Back from the Desert

June 11th, 2007

changing hands

Here I am after my reading at Changing Hands Bookstore in Tempe last Friday night. See the swell t-shirt they gave me? Look! You can get one too. I don’t normally plug things here, but I have a special fondness for this design since my memoir Fun Home is partly about how my parents were like fictional characters to me. Besides which, Changing Hands was an excellent bookstore. In fact, it’s the 2007 Publishers Weekly Bookseller of the Year. There was a very nice, engaged crowd there who pelted me with challenging questions.

Arizona was hot and dry. I got to go swimming at the hotel pool. It was unnervingly pleasurable.

Reading at Changing Hands tonight in Tempe, AZ

June 8th, 2007


Sorry, I’ve been kind of slackerly about posting on this trip. I’ve hardly taken any pictures. But here’s one from the RADAR reading the other night in SF. Actually, from before the reading. That’s Ariel Schrag, standing on the left, all blurry. She’s talking to her mom, in black, gesticulating. Next to Ariel’s mom is her sister, and her best friend Toby. All three of them performed with Ariel in the reading. It was cool.

Anyhow, I’m in Tempe AZ now, and will be reading at Changing Hands bookstore at 7pm. Come!

Reading in the RADAR series at SF Public Library tonight

June 6th, 2007

I guess it’s rather late in the day to be mentioning this. But there seems to be some confusion about the date of my San Francisco event, due to some weird thing with my website.

I’m reading at the San Francisco Public Library tonight as part of Michelle Tea’s RADAR Reading Series.

Here’s some info about the evening I swiped from somewhere else: Haitian American performance poet Lennelle Moise, Cherry Muhanji (author of the classic novel “Her”), comic artist and L Word staff writer Ariel Schrag and the critically acclaimed Alison Bechdel (author of the illustrated memoir “Fun Home” and the much-beloved comic “Dykes to Watch Out For”), present their work and take questions from the audience. Hosted by Michelle Tea, who will have home-made cookies on hand. Cosponsored by the National Queer Arts Festival and the Gay and Lesbian Center.

6pm. Koret Auditorium. Be there.

Tattered Cover, Denver

June 6th, 2007

tattered cover

I had a really nice time reading at the Tattered Cover tonight. 80 people showed up. This is me with one of my doppelgängers. Her name is Hill, God Destroyer. And here’s Ellen Orleans, a blog regular who’s visiting me in my hotel room as I type this. She says it’s not rude to blog when you have a guest because we live in a postmodern multi-time zone interdimensional age.

ellen o

Oh, and here’s another blog denizen from last week at Book Expo America. I was signing books at the Houghton Mifflin Booth and this lovely woman introduced herself to me as the Buttock Champion of the World.

buttock champion of world