The Impostor's Daughter: A True Memoir

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Little, Brown, Jul 29, 2009 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 272 pages
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Laurie Sandell grew up in awe (and sometimes in terror) of her larger-than-life father, who told jaw-dropping tales of a privileged childhood in Buenos Aires, academic triumphs, heroism during Vietnam, friendships with Kissinger and the Pope. As a young woman, Laurie unconsciously mirrors her dad, trying on several outsized personalities (Tokyo stripper, lesbian seductress, Ambien addict). Later, she lucks into the perfect job--interviewing celebrities for a top women's magazine. 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 makes an astonishing discovery: 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.

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User Review  - E.J - LibraryThing

If strong language offends you, please do not read this review. Or at least please don't complain to me about it. I thought this was going to be more interesting. I think if Sandell would have gone ... Read full review

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“Whenever my father went out of town, he had the mail stopped.” Bill Sandell was an adventurous, larger than life, father. An ex-Green Beret, war hero, with a law degree and a P.H.D. He was both ... Read full review

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