Calling Doctor Laura: A Graphic Memoir

Calling Doctor Laura: A Graphic Memoir

by Nicole Georges

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.

There's a certain power here to Nicole's emotional exploration and resolution. The bravery is hard to deny and it's powerful from someone I've known for over a decade; to see her work through the issues her mom saddled her with and watch her develop the tools to navigate it and ultimately realize her own methods of coming to peace with her life. It doesn't hurt that it's beautifully-drawn and contains many parallels and hints to solving the inner-family drama of any reader likely to touch it. We applaud Nicole for the bravery to publicly display this journey.