The Impostor's Daughter - Laurie Sandell

The Impostor's Daughter

By Laurie Sandell

  • Release Date: 2009-07-29
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings


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.


  • Great Recovery Story

    By CarrotBean
    I love this graphic novel, for its honesty about dysfunctional family dynamics, addiction, recovery, and love. It's a great little ride. Entertaining and honest, a story about a truth seeker who learns to let go of changing the ones she loves the most.