by Nicole Georges - £16.95 Mariner Books (2013)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780547615592 | ISBN 10: 0547615590
In a charming graphic memoir that Alison Bechdel calls "riveting," "disarming," and "haunting," a psychic reading spurs Portland 'zinester Nicole Georges to uncover an old secret about her father and the family story she never knew.
When Nicole Georges was two years old, her family told her that her father was dead. When she was twenty-three, a psychic told her he was alive. Her sister, saddled with guilt, admits that the psychic is right and that the whole family has conspired to keep him a secret. Sent into a tailspin about her identity, Nicole turns to radio talk-show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger for advice.
Packed cover-to-cover with heartfelt and disarming black-and-white illustrations, Calling Dr. Laura tells the story of what happens to you when you are raised in a family of secrets, and what happens to your brain (and heart) when you learn the truth from an unlikely source. Part coming-of-age and part coming-out story, Calling Dr. Laura marks the arrival of an exciting and winning new voice in graphic literature.
(Price & availability last checked: December 2019)
In booklists: LGBTQ+ Arts, Media & Culture, Graphic Novels and Cartoons - Non-Fiction, In categories: Media & Culture, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexuality & Transgender, Music & Performing Arts, Arts & Creativity,