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One Hundred Demons by Lynda Barry
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Nov 04, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: graphic-novels, read-in-2007, autobio-memoir
Recommended for: diarists, aspiring comic artists, ira glass apologists, people with demons

the most interesting part of this book (it was in this book, wasn't it? i read a shit-ton of lynda barry all in a few days & maybe got confused) is her story about when she used to date ira glass (though she didn't specify him by name) & he was a total douche who used to call her "little ghetto girl" & generally treat her like she was dumb. this is a series of comics about fucked up shit that went on in lynda's life, or stuff that makes her life a little less than the awesomeness it could be. she is exorcising her hundred demons by writing about them. i really enjoyed this book a lot. it was super-inspiring & gorgeous to look at. i keep a journal (though without drawings because i'm notmuch of an artist) & i find that it's a lot easier to let go of troubling issues once i've written them down & gotten them out of their cycle in my head, which is basically the exercise this book counsels. if you only read one lynda barry book, i think it should be this one. it's my favorite.
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