Item #39694 My Brain is Hanging Upside Down. David Heatley.

My Brain is Hanging Upside Down

Pantheon Books:
New York: 2008
First edition, Hardcover, Fine in Fine dust jacket,
128 pp.
Cover artwork by: David Heatley

My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down is Heatley's life story told in six different but connected narrative threads. "Sex History" describes every sexual encounter dating back to kindergarten, with details that would make a therapist blush. "Black History" is an unflinchingly honest meditation on his own racism. "Portrait of My Mom" and "Portrait of My Dad" are beautifully paced vignettes, skewering and celebrating his lovably dysfunctional parents. "Family History" tells the story of his family from his great-great-grandparents' lives and closes with the birth of his own children. Woven in and around the larger pieces are "dream comics" that expand on the same themes with a baffling unconscious logic. Every inch of My Brain Is Hanging Upside Down is filled with visceral art and emotionally resonant storytelling at once stunning, truthful, and uncomfortably hilarious. Oversize quarto format with color. #39694

Price: $22.00

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