NY: Little, Brown, 2009.
This is an odd sort of graphic novel — though, actually, it’s a graphic memoir or confessional biography. The author grew up in a home ruled with a heavy hand by her father, who always was the center of attention. According to him, he had multiple graduate degrees, had been a combat hero in Vietnam, had corresponded with the Pope when he was still just a Polish priest, had advised Henry Kissinger, and had fought a duel in his homeland of Argentina. He was also a genius.