She named her ten favorite memoirs for The Daily Beast. One title on the list:
The Diary of a Teenage GirlRead about the other titles on the list.
by Phoebe Gloeckner
Gloeckner has worked as a medical illustrator, drawing cadavers in cross-section, and her comics and writings tend to emphasize the sordid and miraculous inner workings of people’s minds and hearts—including her own. Drawing from the diaries she kept during her Bay Area adolescence in the Free Love-hangover late '70s, Gloeckner traces her alter ego Minnie Goetze’s journey from innocent childhood to artistic and romantic awakening; the latter comes at the hands of her neglectful mother’s boyfriend, and Gloeckner doesn’t shy away from the sordid and tragic details even while refusing to shunt the story’s nuances into a clichéd trauma-and-recovery narrative arc. Anyone who has ever been or known a teenage girl will relate.