Blair began working at Bookshop Santa Cruz after working two years at the Del Mar Theatre and spending four years at UCSC studying media theory. She is interested in film and television, advertising, literature, and feminism. A few authors she enjoys reading are Haruki Murakam, Joan Didion, and Zadie Smith.
Chuck Klosterman's fiction is by no means as impressive as his nonfiction, but Visible Man works because it takes the best elements of his essays -- the insightful pop culture references, the impossible ethical dilemmas, and the serious, almost scientific approach to inane subjects -- and inserts them into a compelling plotline.
Bechdel's illustrations and writing take us into the history of psycho analysis and back in the pursuit of solving the complicated connection she feels toward her mother, who can be in turns judgmental, praising, kind and indifferent. Bechdel's queerness is a big issue between them, as is her decision to divulge family secrets in her work.