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  • Title: The Impostor's Daughter: A True Memoir
  • Author: Laurie Sandell
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  • Page: 343
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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 Tokyo stripper, lesbian seductressLaurie 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 Tokyo stripper, 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.
    Laurie Sandell
    Laurie Sandell has written for Esquire, GQ, Glamour, Marie Claire and InStyle, among others, and has contributed cartoons to New York, Glamour, and the Wall Street Journal Her first book, the graphic memoir The Impostor s Daughter, was nominated for a 2009 Eisner Award Her new book, Truth and Consequences Life Inside the Madoff Family, was published by Little, Brown on October 31, 2011 She lives in Los Angeles, California.


    Rebecca McNutt
    The Impostor's Daughter is a shocking graphic novel memoir full of unexpected surprises. What does a person do when they discover that their parent has been lying to them about their entire life history? Is Laurie's dad a Vietnam hero, or a con man? This book is truly amazing and unforgettable.

    If this gossip columnist had simply stayed the course of the story about her scammer dad, as advertised, this would have been a 4-star book. However, she wanted to tell us about problems with prescription meds, her failed relationship with a perfectly nice guy who was somehow holding her back, and her Lifetime Channel version of rehab. Well, yeah, mistakes were made the editing of this graphic novel, that's for sure. These distracting side stories are common. Lots of people go to rehab. But very [...]

    Elevate Difference
    The disenchantment of our parents, when we realize they’re humans too, is an unpleasant event of growing up. We all handle it differently. For Laurie Sandell, she put it into a graphic novel, The Impostor’s Daughter: A True Memoir. In a little less than 250 beautifully painted pages, Sandell shamelessly shows each and every skeleton in her closet—starting from childhood and ending as her young adult self—and the battles she fights to expose the lies about her larger-than-life father and [...]

    I have been tapping my foot impatiently over this book; I heard Sandell interviewed on some NPR show and couldn't wait to get it. My library had it in its system since sometime back in JUNE and somehow it only NOW got onto the acutal SHELVES of the library where one could actually get one's HANDS on it. HMPH!!!But I don't think my impatience really colored my opinion, I swear. I love the artwork, and I liked the story, but I have to say I found this a tiny bit shallow. And I feel like there were [...]

    Sandell, who has the somewhat enviable job of interviewing celebrities for women's magazines, recounts in graphic novel form how she grew up awed by a magnetic, brilliant father who claimed all manner of extraoardinary achievements, and how in adulthood, she discovered he was basically a liar, con-man, and narcissist. Despite intriguing premise, charming bright illustrations, and high production value (full color pages on glossy thick paperstock), not especially engaging on emotional level. The [...]

    Laurie Sandell grew up hearing her father's stories about his time as a Green Beret in Vietnam, his medals, his PhDs, his time teaching at Stanford, and his thriving business investments. In college, she applies for a credit card, only to find out that her father had taken out multiple cards in her name, and the names of both of her sisters, and her mother's name Digging further, she discovers that her father has no college degrees, never taught at Stanford, never got a medal in the army, and ne [...]

    I know I've got a gender bias, but I think women are the masters of autobiographical comics. I know there's Jeffrey Brown and even R. Crumb, but didn't Aline Kominsky-Crumb set the whole genre in motion? This graphic memoir reminds me of Cancer Vixen in tone and art, but channels Fun House for me in Sandell's search to understand herself by understanding her father. I love her honesty and humor and her struggle to know herself, which I think is what makes women's autobiographical comics unique. [...]

    Not since Jessie Spano's struggle with No-Doz has there been such a gripping, gritty portrayal of addiction. The story of Sandell's conman father is interesting, but most of the book is taken up with the boring details of Sandell's boring life. She interviews self-obsessed celebrities and marvels at her ability to get them to talk about themselves (How in the world did she get Carmen Electra to open up? It's magic!). She spends a billion pages on her completely bland love affair. She dramaticall [...]

    When Laurie Sandell, if that is her real last name, was growing up, her father would have the mail stopped every time he went out of town. If, by some twist, Laurie did get her hands on the delivery, she would find envelopes addressed to all sorts of people she had never heard of.The Impostor's Daughter by Laurie Sandell, a chronicler of celebrity stories and editor at Glamour, is a graphic memoir recounting a childhood spent with a mysterious father who haslarger-than-life stories of honors, aw [...]

    Hannah Garden
    So this is a memoir written by a magazine writer (Vogue? Something? She writes for a fashion magazine), in graphic novel format, about a young woman discovering that her father is a fraud. And not in the way we all do, where, after adolescence, we discover that our dads aren't heroes. Or I guess we don't all do that, but you know what I mean. Her father is an actual fraud, a liar, to his family, to employers, to the government, to money lenders. It's a great premise.The book doesn't really deliv [...]

    If strong language offends you, please do not read this review. Or at least please don't complain to me about it.I thought this was going to be more interesting. I think if Sandell would have gone into more depth about her father and his secrets instead of turning this into a rehab story this book would have been more successful. I understood her feelings of wanting to know the truth, getting all the family secrets out in the open, trying to understand her father's (and mother's) life. I didn't [...]

    A graphic memoir, which I am apparently okay with. Unlike The Liar’s Club, this is more about Sandell’s life as an adult (and her childhood was a whole lot less shitty than Mary Karr’s, anyway). I really like Sandell’s art, and the way it seems to become more sophisticated when she’s illustrating the adult portions rather than the childhood ones—a nice Joycean touch. I’m a little bit “eh” about the idea that the rehab clinic recommended to you by Ashley Judd can solve all your [...]

    I have an eerie feeling I'd read this before. There was no point at which I was really sure, just a sense floating over me for the whole book. Maybe I read it while I was on Ambien at some point in the past.

    Elizabeth(Thoughts From an Evil Overlord)
    Flipping through The Imposter's Daughter the colorful images really appealed to me, just as the cover had. I knew that The Impostor's Daughter was not a book to be read in bed. I got an iced tea, went out on the deck and started reading. I was immediately HOOKED! I love hearing stories about people's families, the soil and nutrients from which the plant grew, so to speak. Learning what went in to making the person I know.Laurie Sandell, the author and illustrator of The Impostor's Daughter broug [...]

    Alyce (At Home With Books)
    My first thought upon receiving this book was that the title was mispelled. However, according to Webster's Collegiate Dictionary "impostor" can be spelled as it appears in the title, and it can also be spelled "imposter" (which was the spelling that I knew).Having satisfied my inner spelling geek, I was able to crack this book open and settle in for a fascinating read. I was pleasantly surprised to find that this is a graphic memoir. The drawings are easy to comprehend and remind me a little bi [...]

    This is a one-sitting kind of book -- a graphic memoir with honesty, humor and some larger than life characters, chiefly Sandell's father, who somehow managed to lie about his past and credentials and defraud numerous people through the years without ever spending any time in jail.The memoir begins with Sandell's childhood, where she was the favorite of her outrageously colorful father, who started as a college professor and later moved on (after his supervisors discovered his fake credentials) [...]

    Despite my 3-star review, I really liked The Impostor's Daughter. It was really entertaining and a quick read. But it didn't stick with me the way the best books should. Sandell's story is interesting, but she skimmed over aspects of her life that I would have loved to hear more about. Whether she was uncomfortable divulging (which I actually highly doubt given a lot of the content) or limited by the "graphic novel" status, it felt a little incomplete.Though, as both a character in the book and [...]

    A month or so ago the publishers, Little, Brown sent me a copy of this interesting story. I've been slacking. I read it right away, but I've been dealing with school starting up and just being plain to lazy to blog. But this does deserve to be talked about.I had no idea what to expect. Honestly, I wasn't even aware that it was a memoir. The title is interesting in that mystery and or romance sort of way. Then I flipped through it.expecting to see print. Nope, pictures. At this point I was a bit [...]

    The Impostor’s Daughter by Laurie Sandell was the first graphic book I’ve ever read. I’m not sure if I would have ever picked up a graphic anything, if this book hadn’t been a memoir. The idea of mixing the two seemed like an easy way to broach the genre. And two hours later, I had read the book cover to cover. The author decides to write an article on her remarkable pop. While fact checking, she uncovers that his stories are fiction. More research uncovers lawsuits stemming from bad bus [...]

    Wandering Librarians
    This was a bit surreal. As someone that was raised by a nice Midwestern Scandinavian family, it seems like total fiction that someone's father would con not only strangers and employers but also his family members and personal friends. Taking not only their money but also their trust and twisting it until you don't know quite where you stand with any of your relationships.The experiences that Laurie goes through, the fact that she lived in Israel and was an exotic dancer in Japan, make it seem a [...]

    Andrea Marley
    I liked this book for disparate reasons.First, I read a lot of graphic novels, and although its a favorite genre, I rarely come across a character thats like me. Although my Dad is not a con-man (possibly involved in international espionage), the girl herself is totally relatable. She's the most 'like me' I've come across when it comes to her career and relationship.Secondly, and more deeply, I've gotten into many conversations recently about 'letting go of your story'. We all have a story (or s [...]

    I really enjoyed this "graphic memoir". It was a unique concept. The author told the story of her life using a cartoon format. Her father was a very mysterious man while she was growing up and he seemed larger than life to his daughter, telling stories about heroic actions in Vietnam and working a clandestine job for the government. Later she grew to realize that he was not the man he said he was, and seemed to be involved in underhanded and illegal dealings.She goes on to tell about her college [...]

    “Whenever my father went out of town, he had the mail stopped.”Bill Sandell was an adventurous, larger than life, father. An ex-Green Beret, war hero, with a law degree and a P.H.D. He was both revered and feared by his children, especially Laurie, his oldest child. When Laurie was in her early twenties, she applied for her first credit card and was declined because of a bad credit record. It turns out several cards were already issued in her name and all of them were maxed out and unpaid. S [...]

    Quick read, colorful pictures, could be a good introduction to graphic novels for women, especially since a lot of other graphic novels that offer entry into the genre have male leads. Laurie's father, an economics professor, tells wild and dramatic stories about his past, and won't ever let anyone else get the family's mail, which tends to come bearing all sorts of aliases and imaginary names. When Laurie reaches her twenties, she realizes her father has been lying a lot, and has taken out cred [...]

    My favorite of the three adult graphic novels I read this weekend (the others were Stitches and Asterios Polyp, so that's kind of a big deal). Fun, fascinating self-discovery/parental discovery story about a girl who grew up with a con man for a dad. Goes into depth about how her trauma from that affected her relationship with a screenwriter from LA. Colorful illustrations, including some real life drawings she did as a little girl. Awesome book for 20somethings.

    Sanndell's story is interesting. Her painful family experience and couragous recovery are honest and inspiring. I was left wanting to know her father's actual history, not just his grandiose claims, but as it was for the author, those have never come to light.I'm not sure what the provocation was to create this in a graphic format. The illustrations were basic and didn't provide any enhancement to the story that couldn't have been communicated through text.Overall, it wasn't bad, just okay. Insp [...]

    Sarah Rosenberger
    I think this book was a bit of a bait and switch. Instead of interesting stories about the author's con man father, you get the self-indulgent recollections of a woman who thinks that her life and problems are far more interesting than they actually are. Oh goodness, you once had an affair with another woman? Oh dear, you occasionally drink an entire bottle of wine in an evening? Oh my, you're on a first name basis with B-list celebs? Yawn-I mean oh, how fascinating!

    Lauren Canaday
    I'm always looking for fun, colorful graphic memoirs that deal with spiritual and emotional journeys and freeing oneself from issues arising from your childhood. Ms. Sandell did a wonderful job quenching my thirst. Read it nonstop until I finished. It's The Bell Jar meets Fun Home. 5 stars! :)

    Unsatisfying ending. It seems to be advertised as a different kind of memoir than it is.

    This is one of those "I could not put it down" books. The fact that it is in graphic format makes the myriad of emotions the author experienced vivid and compelling.

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