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The Impostor's Daughter: A True Memoir


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ISBN13: 9780316033060
ISBN10: 0316033065
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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 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.

About the Author

Laurie Sandell is a contributing editor at Glamour, where she writes cover stories, features, and personal essays. She has also written for Esquire, GQ, New York, and In Style, among others. In her twenties, she spent four years traveling around the world, having unsavory experiences she later justified as "material."

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mallory e, July 2, 2012 (view all comments by mallory e)
The Imposter's Daughter gives all of us a chance to look at what we believe and what we do with information learned when it contradicts our youthful and innocent truths. Read like fiction, this overwhelmingly painful truth of Laurie Sandell's memoir could be pieces of anyone's; however, her underlying self she fully and unashamedly illustrates thoughout the graphic novel brings tears. This is not a Hollywood memoir; rather, this is a painful life with heart that needs outing. At times humorous but always grounded, The Imposter's Daughter gives all its readers some redemption, some courage to deal with their demons, regardless of how close these demons may be. Share it.
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Sandell, Laurie
Back Bay Books
Personal Memoirs
Biography - General
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8.20x5.50x.80 in. .80 lbs.

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