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The Impostor's Daughter: A True Memoir

3 Ratings: 5.0
A book by Laurie Sandell

In this delightfully composed graphic novel, journalist Sandell (Glamour) illustrates a touchingly youthful story about a daughter's gushing love for her father. Using a winning mixture of straightforward comic-book illustrations with a first-person … see full wiki

Author: Laurie Sandell
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
3 reviews about The Impostor's Daughter: A True Memoir
review by . February 11, 2010
Pros: Interesting and thought-provoking story  Worthwhile and meaningful illustrations     Cons: ...     The Bottom Line: Another ultra-impressive graphic novel that shouldn't be passed by     Not long ago I was cruising through graphic novel reviews trying to find some goodies for our library collection when I stumbled across Glamour contributing editor Laurie Sandell's The Impostor's Daughter.  The review hyped it up enough …
review by . September 03, 2009
Laurie Sandell's The Impostor's Daughter is about, in equal parts, her impostor father and herself. This expertly crafted graphic novel charts the mysterious ways of her father, who would hoard the family's mail, getting letters addressed to him in multiple names. He boasted of amazing feats, so amazing they mesmerized young Laurie, who repeated them at school. She's curious about his odd ways, but it isn't until she finds out he's opened not just one, but multiple credit cards in her name, as well …
review by . November 10, 2009
This graphic novel was a truly wonderful read, full of insights and pathos. Sandell's willingness to lay bare her family secrets in an effort to better understand the reasons behind her sometimes self-destructive behavior is so raw and honest that I hurt for her. Her story is a touching one that outlines the challenges that those living with mental illness in the family must endure, and the terrible effect that an untreated condition can have on family members. I found myself enraged on Sandell's …
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