The Impostor's Daughter by Laurie Sandell: Review

Sunday, July 12, 2009 Posted by Dina N

The Impostor's Daughter is Laurie Sandell's autobiographical book and her first graphic novel. Sandell is a journalist who grew up in the shadow of her father and as an adult, tried to figure out who her dad really was. Her book is about growing up and dealing with relationships, addiction, working with celebrities and disappointment. It is also a detective story as the reader follows Laurie's efforts to peel layer after layer of deception from her life. As much as she loves her father, he is never the person she thinks he is. As an adult, Laurie feels she would never be able to truly deal with her problems until she has dealt with her father's.

This is the first graphic novel I have ever read, and although I am not much of a comics fan, I found Sandell's approach refreshing. Laurie's illustrations add an extra dimension to her funny and honest memoir.

The Impostor's Daughter will be published on July 29. Now you can pre-order it on Amazon, or enter my giveaway for a chance to win one of five copies!

Thanks to Hachette Book Group for this review opportunity.


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