The Impostor’s Daughter
Little, Brown and Company, 2009
Genre: Memoir, Graphic Novel
My Rating: 3.5 stars
The Basic Story
The book is a memoir of the author’s struggles to understand her father, who lied about almost everything in his life and screwed a lot of friends and family members. As a result, the author ends up having a host of intimacy issues and is driven to expose her father. In doing so, she develops an addiction to Ambien and perhaps a drinking problem.
What The Book Looks Like
The author’s celebrity interview subjects
Throughout the book, the author talks about her celebrity interviews. In fact, it was Ashley Judd who convinced her to enter rehab. The pages above show her celebrity interview subjects in a Sgt. Pepper Style album cover, which I thought was creative and fun. The shallow part of me that loves reading UsWeekly loved this aspect of the book!
A panel describing a new boyfriend.
This panel totally cracked me up because when I started dating Mr. Jenners, I kept referring to him as “my vegetable.” I had always dated guys who weren’t good for me (hot fudge sundaes), and Mr. Jenners was my first “vegetable” boyfriend. Let me tell you: Vegetables are a lot healthier and easier to live with! Hot fudge sundaes seem good in the beginning but just end up making you sick.
My Review, In Graphic Format
This book counts for my Genre Switch Up part of the Take Another Chance Challenge. It was a good introduction to graphic novels, and it made me want to give this genre another go.