One Hundred Demons

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Sasquatch Books, 2002 - Comics & Graphic Novels - 216 pages
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Buddhism teaches that each person must overcome 100 demons in a lifetime. In One Hundred Demons, a collection of 20 autobiographical comic strip stories from Salon’s popular “Mothers Who Think” section, Lynda Barry wrestles with some of hers in her signature quirky, irrepressible voice. From “Dancing” and “Hate” to “Dogs” and “Magic,” the tales included here are at once hilarious and heartbreaking. As she delves into the delights and sorrows of adolescence, family, identity, and love, Barry’s ear for dialogue, dead-on delivery, and painterly style showcase her considerable genius.

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User Review  - Carol Storm - Goodreads

Pretty good graphic novel about a teenage girl's coming of age. I liked her mixed ethnic heritage and weird sense of humor, but the artwork was nothing special and the stories were all pretty episodic. Thee stars! Read full review

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User Review  - Drew Lerman - Goodreads

I resisted reading this book for a long time, I think largely because of this really messy-looking introduction that made me feel like I had to go clean my room. I think I probably have read that ... Read full review

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Lynda Barry is the creator of the nationally syndicated "Ernie Pook's Comeek" comic strip and the author of the novel and play "The Good Times Are Killing Me." Once a commentator for National Public Radio, she lives in Evanston, Illinois.

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