Calling Dr. Laura: A Graphic Memoir

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When Nicole Georges was two years old, her family told her that her father was dead. When she was twenty-three, a psychic told her he was alive. Her sister, saddled with guilt, admits that the psychic is right and that the whole family has conspired to keep him a secret. Sent into a tailspin about her identity, Nicole turns to radio talk-show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger for advice.

Packed cover-to-cover with heartfelt and disarming black-and-white illustrations, Calling Dr. Laura tells the story of what happens to you when you are raised in a family of secrets, and what happens to your brain (and heart) when you learn the truth from an unlikely source. Part coming-of-age and part coming-out story, Calling Dr. Laura marks the arrival of an exciting and winning new voice in graphic literature.

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"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." --Alison Bechdel, author of "Fun Home"

"Nicole Georges' "Calling Dr. Laura" is 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."
-- Rachel Maddow

"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."
--Alison Bechdel, author of Fun Home

"Engaging...incisive...The author approaches [her story] with the tenacity of a detective. Among other factors--including clever asides and several terrific jokes--a deeply affecting epilogue makes Georges's tale well worth the telling."
--Publishers Weekly

"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"

"Honest and charming...[Georges] makes her debut as a developed and skilled storyteller."
-"Philadelphia Inquirer"

"A charmer."
-"Cleveland Plain Dealer"

"A bracing debut from a promising graphic novelist that deals with abuse, forgiveness, and family secrets."
-"Daily Beast"

"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."
-"Oregonian"

A "tart, honest graphic memoir."
-"Slate"

"A tragicomic graphic memoir with a stunning indie aesthetic."
-"Bookslut"

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.
-Rachel Maddow

"Engaging...incisive...The author approaches [her story] with the tenacity of a detective."
-"Publishers Weekly "

"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."
-Alison Bechdel

"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."
-Beth Ditto

"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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-Honest and charming...[Georges] makes her debut as a developed and skilled storyteller.-
-Philadelphia Inquirer

-A charmer.-
-Cleveland Plain Dealer

-A bracing debut from a promising graphic novelist that deals with abuse, forgiveness, and family secrets.-
-Daily Beast

-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.-
-Oregonian

A -tart, honest graphic memoir.-
-Slate

-A tragicomic graphic memoir with a stunning indie aesthetic.-
-Bookslut

-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.-
-Rachel Maddow

-Engaging...incisive...The author approaches [her story] with the tenacity of a detective.-
-Publishers Weekly

-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.-
-Alison Bechdel

-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.-
-Beth Ditto

-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-



"Honest and charming...[Georges] makes her debut as a developed and skilled storyteller."
-Philadelphia Inquirer

"A charmer."
-Cleveland Plain Dealer

"A bracing debut from a promising graphic novelist that deals with abuse, forgiveness, and family secrets."
-Daily Beast

"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."
-Oregonian

A "tart, honest graphic memoir."
-Slate

"A tragicomic graphic memoir with a stunning indie aesthetic."
-Bookslut

"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."
-Rachel Maddow

"Engaging...incisive...The author approaches [her story] with the tenacity of a detective."
-Publishers Weekly

"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."
-Alison Bechdel

"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."
-Beth Ditto

"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"

About the Author:

Nicole J. Georges is a professor, writer, and illustrator, who has been publishing her own zines and comics for twenty years. She is the author of the Lambda Award-winning graphic memoir Calling Dr. Laura and the diary comic Invincible Summer. She lives in Portland, Oregon.

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