Three new memoirs focus on the writers' relationships with their mothers.
Are You My Mother? (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) by Alison Bechdel (Fun Home) is a hilarious, poignant graphic memoir about Bechdel's bonds with her talented, troubled mother.
My Two Moms: Lessons of Love, Strength, and What Makes a Family (Gotham) by Zach Wahls, with Bruce Littlefield, is the story of the Eagle Scout who became a YouTube sensation (20 million hits) when he spoke at a public hearing about gay marriage and his mothers.
You Have No Idea: A Famous Daughter, Her No-Nonsense Mother, and How They Survived Pageants, Hollywood, Love, Loss (and Each Other) (Gotham) by Vanessa Williams, Helen Williams and Irene Zutell is the story of the Desperate Housewives star's career ups and downs and the constant support of her teacher mom.
Colette Bancroft, Times book editor