The Diary of a Teenage Girl, Revised Edition: An Account in Words and Pictures


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North Atlantic Books
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6.6 X 9.3 X 0.8 inches | 1.5 pounds
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About the Author

PHOEBE GLOECKNER's comics first appeared in underground publications when she was in her teens. She is the author of the critically acclaimed works A Child's Life and Other Stories and The Diary of a Teenage Girl, as well as the illustrator of the annotated edition of J. G. Ballard's The Atrocity Exhibition. The recipient of an Inkpot Award (2000) and a Guggenheim Fellowship (2008), Gloeckner currently teaches at the University of Michigan's School of Art & Design.


"Phoebe Gloeckner... is creating some of the edgiest work about young women's lives in any medium."--The New York Times

"One of the most brutally honest, shocking, tender and beautiful portrayals of growing up female in America."--Salon

"It's the most honest depiction of sexuality in a long, long time; as a meditation on adolescence, it picks up a literary ball that's been only fitfully carried after Salinger."

"I thought that Phoebe Gloeckner's story 'Minnie's Third Love' was one of the best comic stories I ever read in my life ... a masterpiece ... she's a great artist."--R. Crumb, cartoonist

"Intensity, thy name is Gloeckner... A complicated combination of standard written-through passages, comic strips and illustrations; it's about as far you can go into the realm of the novel without entirely relying on prose... A tough, necessary read."--Rolling Stone

"Phoebe Gloeckner's finely crafted drawings and emotionally powerful story-telling ability combine in this terrific collection to tell us painful, sympathetic, and hilariously human truths." --Bill Griffith, creator of Zippy the Pinhead

"A pitch-perfect, hauntingly beautiful, deeply empathic conjuring of female adolescence."--Bust magazine

"Minnie is one of the most believable teenage protagonists ever written, a complicated, contradictory child posing as a woman. Her 'Diary' is a page-turner of a very high order and a tour de force of emotional intensity and damage."--The San Francisco Chronicle