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87. Calling Dr. Laura
Written & Drawn by Nicole Georges
Published by Mariner Books
"What amazes me about Nicole Georges' (roughly) autobiographical tale 'Calling Dr. Laura' is that the two big hooks of the book, the fact that Georges' family lied to her about her father's death for decades and the fact that the progressive Portland resident Georges looks to the conservative talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger for advice really are not the focus of the book. Instead, it is just an examination of Georges' life which she delivers in such a well-written fashion that you are riveted. The book alternates between charming and terribly sad, as Georges' life has some real darkness to it. Georges' artwork is strong, changing styles during the present and the past."