The Impostor's Daughter

The Impostor's Daughter

A True Memoir

Graphic Novel - 2009
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Growing up with her extraordinary father has given Laurie a knack for relating to the stars. But while researching an article on her dad's life, she discovers that he's not the man he says he is - not even close. Now, Laurie begins to puzzle together three decades of lies and the splintered person that resulted from them - herself.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316033053
Branch Call Number: 070.92 SAN
Characteristics: 247 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 25 cm.


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debstanton1 Jan 07, 2019

The story of lies--big lies--and how they can build and dismantle families. While researching an article on her dad's life, she discovers that he's not the man he says he is and has to wonder what that means for her own story.

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Oct 28, 2018

"Whenever my father went out of town, he had the mail stopped." In this graphical memoir, Laurie Sandell examines her childhood memories about her outlandish father. Much later in life, after she becomes a journalist, Laurie investigates her father and discovers some dark secrets. Laurie eventually reflects on the shambling ruin of her adult life and on how this strange father/daughter relationship shaped her life.

michiemouse Apr 11, 2016

Wonderfully illustrated and fully engaging.

Oct 04, 2014

One of a few adult graphic novels with real adult characters. Lush illustrations, moving story.


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