One Hundred Demons
By Lynda Barry
(Sasquatch Books, Hardcover, 9781570613371, 224pp.)
Publication Date: August 1, 2002
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Buddhism teaches that each person must overcome 100 demons in a lifetime. In One Hundred Demons, a collection of 20 autobiographical comic strip stories from Salon’s popular Mothers Who Think” section, Lynda Barry wrestles with some of hers in her signature quirky, irrepressible voice. From Dancing” and Hate” to Dogs” and Magic,” the tales included here are at once hilarious and heartbreaking. As she delves into the delights and sorrows of adolescence, family, identity, and love, Barry’s ear for dialogue, dead-on delivery, and painterly style showcase her considerable genius.