Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir by Nicole J. GeorgesCalling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir by Nicole J. Georges

Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir

byNicole J. Georges

Paperback | January 22, 2013

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In the tradition of Fun Home, &nbspthis&nbspcharming&nbspgraphic memoir tells of a psychic reading that spurs&nbspa Portland 'zinester&nbspto uncover an old secret about her father and the family she never knew. &nbspWhen Nicole Georges&nbspwas two years old, her mother told her that her father was&nbspdead. When she was twenty-three, a psychic told her he was alive.&nbspHer sister, saddled with guilt, admits&nbspthat the psychic is right and that the whole family has conspired to keep him a secret.&nbspSent into a tailspin about her identity, Nicole turns to the unlikely radio&nbsptalk-show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger for advice. &nbspPacked&nbspcover-to-cover&nbspwith heartfelt&nbspand disarming black-and-white illustrations, Calling Dr. Laura &nbspshares the story of what happens&nbspwhen you are raised in a house&nbspfilled with dysfunction and deceit, and&nbspwhat happens to your brain (and heart)&nbspafter you leave.&nbspPart coming-of-age and part coming-out story, Calling Dr. Laura &nbspmarks the arrival of&nbspan&nbspexciting and&nbspwinning new voice in graphic literature.
NICOLE J. GEORGES is a 'zinester, illustrator, and pet-portrait artist, who teaches self-publishing and autobiographical-comic workshops and has contributed illustrations to a number of publications , including Bitch and Herbivore.
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Title:Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic MemoirFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 10 × 7.94 × 0.81 inPublished:January 22, 2013Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0547615590

ISBN - 13:9780547615592

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Honest and charming? [Georges] makes her debut as a developed and skilled storyteller ."- Philadelphia Inquirer "A charmer." - Cleveland Plain Dealer " A bracing debut from a promising graphic novelist that deals with abuse, forgiveness, and family secrets."- Daily Beast "There's a depth to Georges' work? an intense interest in finding out not just who she is but what it means and why it matters."- Oregonian A " tart, honest graphic memoir."- Slate "A tragicomic graphic memoir with a stunning indie aesthetic ."- Bookslut 'An engrossing, lovable, smart and ultimately poignant trip through a harrowing emotional bottleneck in family life. It's great art, great writing, a great story aÇô I can't wait for what's next from Nicole. What a wonderful book.'-Rachel Maddow" Engaging? incisive ? The author approaches [her story] with the tenacity of a detective."- Publishers Weekly "Nicole Georges spins a riveting family mystery . There's a powerful chemistry going on between her delicate drawings and the probing honesty of her investigations. CALLING DR. LAURA is disarming and haunting, hip and sweet, all at once ."-Alison Bechdel" I wouldn't want to live in a world without Nicole! And now no one has to! This book is a charming little gem. An honest glimpse into the life of a self-employed, smart and witty Portland femme gay with an upbringing so weird it's normal."-Beth Ditto"Anyone who knows Portland, OR. will know Nicole J. Georges, the witty girl with the cat glasses and a devoted following for her talents as an illustrator and zinester . . . Whatever the results, one can bet that this new work from Georges will be a good time."-Lambda Literary, "Five New Queer Voices to Watch Out For" "