"First released in 2002, this provocative, critically acclaimed novel is now a major motion picture starring Bel Powley, Kristen Wiig, and Alexander Skarsg rd."
"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.--Nerve.com 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