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Calling Dr. Laura

A Graphic Memoir
Georges, Nicole J. (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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"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-- 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" -- from publisher's web site.
Authors: Georges, Nicole J.
Title: Calling Dr. Laura
a graphic memoir
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013
Characteristics: 260 p. :,ill. ;,26 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Nicole J. Georges
Summary: "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-- 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" -- from publisher's web site.
Awards & Distinctions: Lambda Literary Award, 2014
Alternate Title: Calling Doctor Laura
ISBN: 9780547615592
0547615590
Branch Call Number: GN 920 GEORGES 2013
Subject Headings: Georges, Nicole J. Comic books, strips, etc Schlessinger, Laura Comic books, strips, etc Identity (Psychology) Comic books, strips, etc Family secrets Comic books, strips, etc
Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Topical Term: Identity (Psychology)
Family secrets
Authors, American
LCCN: 2012022389
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2014 Lambda Literary Award winner for LGBT Graphic Novel from local Portland author, illustrator & zinester Nicole Georges.

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.

This is the story of what happens when you have grown up believing one thing and then find out the truth is a completely different thing.

"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." [Publisher]

“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.“


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Apr 24, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

When a palm reader told Nicole J. Georges that her long-deceased father was very much alive, Nicole's first thought was, "Who does she think she is?" But the psychic was definitely onto something, and Calling Dr. Laura started to take shape.

Read more at: http://www.librarypoint.org/calling_dr_laura_georges

May 01, 2013
  • gabrielledewitt rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A really delightful read. I felt like it captured the feel of Portland. Georges is a great storyteller.

Apr 29, 2013
  • tapelibrary rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I feel like since Fun House, every graphic memoir feels like they need to drop a shocking secret - and none can top that one. Would have liked this more - though I liked it fine - if it had more of every day life in it and less not so mysterious secrets.

Mar 20, 2013
  • diggie rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

when i read on the backflap that Georges is now an animal portraitist, i thought she has finally found her strength and wish that more of the story had been told through the animals, which she draws beautfully and expressively, and whose characters are much more sympathetic and compelling than the humans.

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Mar 06, 2014
  • CraigGraziano rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

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