The Impostor's Daughter: A True Memoir

Paperback | July 12, 2010

byLaurie Sandell

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Laurie Sandell grew up in awe (and sometimes in terror) of her larger-than-life father, who told jaw-dropping tales of a privileged childhood in Buenos Aires, academic triumphs, heroism during Vietnam, friendships with Kissinger and the Pope. As a young woman, Laurie unconsciously mirrors her dad, trying on several outsized personalities (<_st13a_place _w3a_st="on"><_st13a_city _w3a_st="on">Tokyostripper, lesbian seductress, Ambien addict). Later, she lucks into the perfect job--interviewing celebrities for a top women's magazine. Growing up with her extraordinary father has given Laurie a knack for relating to the stars. But while researching an article on her dad's life, she makes an astonishing discovery: he's not the man he says he is--not even close. Now, Laurie begins to puzzle together three decades of lies and the splintered person that resulted from them--herself.

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Laurie Sandell grew up in awe (and sometimes in terror) of her larger-than-life father, who told jaw-dropping tales of a privileged childhood in Buenos Aires, academic triumphs, heroism during Vietnam, friendships with Kissinger and the Pope. As a young woman, Laurie unconsciously mirrors her dad, trying on several outsized personaliti...

Laurie Sandell is a contributing editor atGlamour, where she writes cover stories, features, and personal essays. She has also written forEsquire,GQ,New York,andIn Style, among others. In her twenties, she spent four years traveling around the world, having unsavory experiences she later justified as "material."

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.75 inPublished:July 12, 2010Publisher:Little, Brown And CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316033065

ISBN - 13:9780316033060

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"Sandell's wit shines through her clever illustrations and honest prose."-USA Today