The Impostor’s Daughter by Laurie Sandell’s vibrant colours just jump right off the page, but underneath the bright colours is a memoir that touches on mental stability, addiction, relationships with parents, and identity. Laurie’s father was always a larger-than-life part of her childhood. His stories and his genius overshadowed the rest of the family. As she got older, though, Laurie started to wonder about his stories, and when she started fact-checking, she realized that they were all made up. Everything he’d told her was a lie. Even worse, he had been using her name and social security number to take out multiple credit cards that all had huge balances owing on them. Laurie decided to write about her father’s life, but this decision angered the rest of her family and threatened to drive a permanent wedge between her and her parents. With a bold frankness about sex, addiction, and relationships, The Impostor’s Daughter is a gripping story about how one’s own identity is wrapped up in other people.Definitely do not miss this one.
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