Sunday, July 21, 2013

Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir

Written by: Nicole J. Georges

First line: Verona Mauss 1. Is a Taurus.

Why you should read this book: Vegan, lesbian, and unsuccessfully looking for love in Portland, Oregon, Nicole Georges seems trapped by the lies and secrets of her past: she has no idea who her father is, and she's starting to suspect that her mother's canonical stories about him are all lies. Her entire life she's been plagued with stomach issues and self-doubt, caused by the uncertainties of her childhood and exemplified by her love for the last personality a self-respecting progressive should admire: the contentious, right-wing radio host Dr. Laura. Nicole's journey to self-discovery is one of learning to love herself enough to pursue and speak the truth, knowing that relationships are delicate and reality is not always as beautiful or cozy as a house full of dogs.

Why you shouldn't read this book: You regret coming out to your parents.

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