The Impostor's Daughter: A True Memoir

The Impostor's Daughter: A True Memoir

by Laurie Sandell

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Overview

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 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780316033060
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publication date: 07/12/2010
Pages: 247
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Laurie Sandell has written for Esquire, GQ, Glamour, 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 — about her own experiences with her eccentric, secretive father — was nominated for a 2009 Eisner Award. She lives in Los Angeles, California.

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