Episode 59: Alison Bechdel

Alison-Bechdel200x200 The number of people who can currently see their lives enacted on the musical stage is, I believe, three. Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys, that scary witch in Wicked—but she might be fictional—and Alison Bechdel, whose graphic memoir, Fun Home, is the basis of the hit show at New York’s Public Theater. She draws, she writes, and she speaks eloquently.

  • PERSON: psychiatrist Donald Winnicott
  • PLACE: tiny office she built in a closet as a child (not this one)
  • THING: a lime green Bic pen, her childhood favorite


  • RANDY’S THING: a trampoline in a revamped miniature golf course in Reading, PA (much like this one)

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