Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002

One Hundred Demons by Lynda Barry

Labeling her first (nearly) non-fictional book, autobiofictionalography, with wit and color Lynda Barry examines her painful change from outgoing child to sullen teenager. Though some of it may be made up, these seventeen vignettes on subjects ranging from dancing to hair lice have the honesty and detail of pure truth. Barry's water colored pages may be the prettiest of the year, but that's just the surface. Watch out for the demons underneath.