Pick up The Impostor's Daughter by Laurie Sandell and you'll be page-turning for hours. An excellent introduction to the graphic novel for a certain demographic (we will admit that this will be of more interest to a female audience), The Impostor's Daughter is the story of how a larger-than-life father and his tall tales affect a daughter who creates dramas of her own to measure up. Would the story stand up without the images? It's a moot point, as it is truly the combination that draws the reader (and the eye) in and does not release them till it's over. Sandell's memoir is witty, poignant and a good reflection of both pop and celebrity culture. The search is on for more books like this one.
Paperback, 272 pages. Back Bay Books, 2010 (reprint). $10.62 at Amazon