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Joanna ScuttsThe book is heavy with text: e-mails from her mother, newspaper clippings, extracts from [Donald] Winnicott and [Virginia] Woolf, letters and diaries, all meticulously transcribed. Bechdel turns words into spidery, painstaking art and imbues even soulless computer typefaces with a consistent personality, so that her presence is palpable in every tiny, wavering line…much of the book is made up of ordinary moments that would seem to offer an artist little to work with: thinking, reading e-mail, talking on the telephone. Yet it's in these mundane moments that the deadpan wit and honesty of Bechdel's writing shines.
—The Washington Post