Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Imposter's Daughter: A True Memoir (GIVEAWAY)

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. 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.

Please note that this is not a comic book but a graphic novel. It is a memoir and contains possible adult themes. I have not reviewed this book yet but I will let you know as soon as I do. If you're interested in reading it, let me know.

1. Leave a comment with email.
2. Extra comments for extra entries (twitter, facebook, blog, and follow)
3. Exra comment for identifying your hero (besides me, of course)
4. U.S. Residents, no PO boxes
5. 3 Copies up for grabs.

Contest ends July 26th

17 comments:

Riahli said...

Hummmmm...sounds interesting. I just got done reading "Crazy for the Storm a memoir of survival" by Norman Ollestad. It got me crying a few times...it does have some naughty words in it though.

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Riahli said...

Superwomen... ;)

Jenny Bolech said...

You've caught my interest - haven't read a graphic novel in a looong time!

jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

Jenny Bolech said...

I'm a blog follower
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Jenny Bolech said...

My hero is my grandma
jenny.maurer84 at gmail dot com

Bookventures said...

Thanks for hosting this giveaway. I have been trying to snag a copy of this for a while now.

My hero is my mom. That woman has guts of steal...lol

bookventuresbookclub AT gmail DOT com

karenk said...

my hero is my mom :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

allisonsbj3 said...

Thanks for having this giveaway!

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allisonsbj3 said...

Follower

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allisonsbj3 said...

My hero is my mom!

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CountessLaurie said...

What is a graphic novel?
Is it like a comic book but for adults? SO confused in Laurieville.

l.moore.j (at) gmail.com

CountessLaurie said...

Besides you, my husband is my hero. But don't tell him that. It'll just go to his head!

twifanheather said...

Sounds interesting and I'd love to check it out! :)
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twifanheather said...

I'm a follower! :)

twifanheather said...

My mom is my hero!

Island Girl said...

Wow this book sounds so interesting! thanks for the chance in your giveaway!
mainlandmama at gmail dot com

Island Girl said...

My awesome Mom is my hero!
mainlandmama at gmail dot com