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Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir Paperback – January 22, 2013
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"There's a depth to Georges' work...an intense interest in finding out not just who she is but what it means and why it matters."
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“An engrossing, lovable, smart and ultimately poignant trip through a harrowing emotional bottleneck in family life. It's great art, great writing, a great story – I can't wait for what's next from Nicole. What a wonderful book.”
"Engaging...incisive...The author approaches [her story] with the tenacity of a detective."
"Nicole Georges spins a riveting family mystery. There's a powerful chemistry going on between her delicate drawings and the probing honesty of her investigations. CALLING DR. LAURA is disarming and haunting, hip and sweet, all at once."
"I wouldn't want to live in a world without Nicole! And now no one has to! This book is a charming little gem. An honest glimpse into the life of a self-employed, smart and witty Portland femme gay with an upbringing so weird it's normal."
"Anyone who knows Portland, OR. will know Nicole J. Georges, the witty girl with the cat glasses and a devoted following for her talents as an illustrator and zinester . . . Whatever the results, one can bet that this new work from Georges will be a good time."
-Lambda Literary, "Five New Queer Voices to Watch Out For"
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The artwork is interesting. I think you'll either love it or hate it, but it is in line with the tone of the book, so it's fitting.
The book also tackles a ton of topics and ends up bringing them all together well. I don't think I've seen a book coagulate this many themes in a cohesive way before. At the end of the book, I was very impressed.
I also felt that I got to know a real person pretty well by reading this book, which is something that a lot of books don't do.
+Interesting, gritty, engaging story
+Very honest viewpoint. I don't know if the author was brutally honest, but the book certainly feels like it.
+Covers many ages or Nichole, from when she was a kid to probably a few years ago
+Takes place in Portland, and she's vegan, so if you're a fan of all things Portland, then get this book.
-Artwork is kind of surreal, but you might like it
-If you're looking for light, happy reading, this isn't it
As engaging as I find Georges' story, I also enjoyed the variety of artistic styles she employs. When she offers representations of contemporary events, she draws in a realistic style, somewhat reminiscent of Clowes, but when she offers descriptions of the past or of emotionally disturbing events, she relies on other styles. Particularly in childhood scenes, her characters tend to be far more geometric, with round-headed children and straight, angular bodies. This variation emphasizes how in the course of her understanding her memories and experiences become more developed, symbolically in the drawings as emotionally in her life.
Those interested in autobiography that acknowledges untidy aspects of life, questions of gender identity, family dynamics, and self consideration that goes beyond mere navel gazing will enjoy this work. Georges offers a fully rendered representation of her life, and it is a pleasure to read it.
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incredibly awesome!! i cried at the end. which i have never done before while reading comics/graphic novels. highly recommended for intelligent, quirky people. LOVE!!!Published 20 days ago by Polly Davis
I loved this book. Laughed and cried. I hope to read more of this brilliant writer and artist's material in the future. A sequel would be divine!Published 1 month ago by Lise Marie Liddell
Beautiful images, didn't think the story was as concentrated as I'd have liked. They were good on their own, but muddled together.
Love to support LGBT artists. :)
i guess it was ok. it was confusing to tell the truth. i couldnt tell who was talking a lot of the time. Read morePublished 4 months ago by E. Vagedes
I really enjoyed the esthetic of this book. The author is a very talented illustrator. I liked the settings and even the characters. But I was disappointed by the story. Read morePublished 5 months ago by booger
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This being a non-fiction graphic novel about the author's life I found a lot in... Read more
Great book, very engrossing story. I loved the images Nicole used to illustrate her tumultuous upbringing and the ways she learned to cope. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Andie Ryan
I really loved this book, which is not at all surprising since graphic memoirs are my favorite type of book currently. However, Nicole J. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Angela M