“In its ambition, framing, and multiple layers, [Passing for Human] raises the bar for graphic narrative. Even fans of [Liana Finck’s] work in the New Yorker will be blindsided by this outstanding book.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“A sure hit for readers of graphic memoirs, this explores feeling different while recognizing sameness in others and making art while embracing being a work-in progress oneself.”—Annie Bostrom, Booklist
“Alienation is both blessing and curse in this elegant graphic memoir of being the odd woman out. . . . Finck’s whimsy acts as a microscope to better understand family, romance, and isolation. This story is as tender as it is wry. . . . Becoming human is a lifelong task—but Finck illustrates it with humor and panache.”—Publishers Weekly
“Passing for Human is one of the most extraordinary memoirs I’ve ever read. It’s a story about becoming a person, about creativity, about love, all told with originality and grace. An amazing, amazing book.”—Roz Chast, author of Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant?
“If even for a minute, somewhere along the way, you’ve wondered whether you may have been uneasily zipped into a human body, you need this book, a magical, moving, twelve-dimensional tale of fugitive soulmates and fugitive souls. No one draws like Liana Finck, and no one enchants like her either.”—Stacy Schiff, author of Cleopatra
“Liana Finck has crafted an inventive, one-of-a-kind memoir that’s as heartfelt as it is unpredictable.”—Adrian Tomine, author of Killing and Dying