The themes are much the same and the comic art is very well done.
For anyone out there still dealing with demons of their own less than perfect childhoods, this book takes on the feel of a close friend in the same situation.
These questions are all explored in this big book of Phoebe Gloeckner's "comic" art and writing, which I consider the book of the year.
I don't know how I learned of this book, but it is disturbing, and, yet, compelling. The author, Phoebe Gloecker, is a medical illustrator and also an abuse victim. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Rose
An incredibly good mix of "graphic novel" stories and narrative and art. The content is challenging and disturbing, but so important and insightful.Published 18 months ago by GAGarcia
I had read that this was a good graphic novel on a book review site, my opinion of it was different than the reviewers was.Published 20 months ago by Bubbaclaw
It seems rare that people grow up in dysfuntionaly free families. My family was dysfunctional because no one knew or understood any thing about haveing and living with ADD. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Rhode Island Ray
"A Child's Life" by Phoebe Gloeckner is like witnessing a car wreck or a street fight: you are horrified and appalled, but you can't stop looking. Read morePublished on April 4, 2002