Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013 - Biography & Autobiography - 260 pages
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When Nicole Georges was two years old, her family told her that her father was dead. When she was twenty-three, a psychic told her he was alive. Her sister, saddled with guilt, admits that the psychic is right and that the whole family has conspired to keep him a secret. Sent into a tailspin about her identity, Nicole turns to radio talk-show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger for advice.

Packed cover-to-cover with heartfelt and disarming black-and-white illustrations,Calling Dr. Laura tells the story of what happens to you when you are raised in a family of secrets, and what happens to your brain (and heart) when you learn the truth from an unlikely source. Part coming-of-age and part coming-out story,Calling Dr. Laura marks the arrival of an exciting and winning new voice in graphic literature.


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User Review  - Brainannex - LibraryThing

A graphic novel coming-of-age, coming-out story. The pacing is a little uneven but gets stronger as we approach the end with the "epilogue" being the strongest part of the whole piece. The parts where ... Read full review

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User Review  - sbloom42 - LibraryThing

I was disappointed by the lack of growth in this book, as experienced by either the author or her family. At the end, much is as it was in the beginning. The author has more knowledge about her ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

NICOLE J. GEORGES is an e-zine publisher, illustrator, and pet-portrait artist who teaches self-publishing and autobiographical-comic workshops. She has contributed illustrations to a number of publications , including Bitch and Herbivore. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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