Lynda Barry’s The Good Times Are Killing Me is the story of two young people—Edna (white) and Bonna (African-American)—coming to terms with the inequalities of race and class. The book follows Edna and Bonna as they become friends in a neighborhood changed by white flight. Throughout their friendship, the two girls are confronted with the realities of discrimination wherever they go. Written in the 1980s and set in the 1970s, the book remains as relevant as ever in the present. We’re excited to share an excerpt from the book’s 2017 reissued release.