"I don't remember being born. I was a very ugly child. My appearance has not improved so I guess it was a lucky break when he was attracted by my youthfulness." So begins the story of Minnie Glover in The Diary of a Teenage Girl. Saddled with a narcissistic mother, a string of sleazy stepfathers, and her own precocious sexuality, fifteen-year-old Minnie plunges into an unguided but fearless adolescence. More than a simple diary, this acclaimed cartoonist's semi-autobiographical story of her coming of age in San Francisco in the 1970s is a deft blend of visual and verbal narrative, a frank and unflinching chronicle of survival in an incomprehensible world.
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Published January 1, 2002
by Frog Ltd, Berkeley, California, U.S.A..
Comics & Graphic Novels, Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships, Children's Books, Biographies & Memoirs.