Lynn’s Book Review: Becoming, By Michelle Obama

Becoming by Michelle ObamaFor almost 30 years, I produced a comic strip that practically opened my front door and invited everyone into my living room. I received letters from all over the world, from readers who said I was talking about their life, that I was like the woman next door– a friend they could relax with and confide in. This was both an incredible compliment, and an anchor that kept me focused and real. If I may, I’d like to ask my readers to allow another neighbour into their homes. Here is a writer who has done much, much more.

I urge everyone to read Michelle Obama’s book “Becoming.” I think it is one of the most important pieces of literature to come out of the United States or anywhere– because it humanizes all of us. At a time of fake news and cruel, unwarranted attacks from far left and far right, Michelle Obama speaks from the center; from the heart and from a place of normalcy.

Inside all of us is a centered place where we feel balance and strength and a sense of belonging. The wonderful song: “We Are The World” comes from this place. With honesty, perspective, and woman-to-woman candor, she speaks to everyone — without arrogance, reticence or guile. She is an excellent writer who takes you on a most intimate journey. I don’t want to write a review. I want everyone out there to review it themselves. I have a bit more to read before I put this book in a safe but prominent place. I don’t want it to end. It’s THAT good.


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Photos From Lynn’s Beguiling Book Signing

In October, The Beguiling Books and Art hosted Lynn for an evening event. In addition to signing her latest treasury book and chatting with the attendees, Lynn signed all of her books on their shelves – so if you missed meeting her, you can still get autographed books at their location at 319 College Street in Toronto.

Here are some pictures from the event. Thanks to everyone who attended!


Lynn, On Her Trip to Cartoon Crossroads Columbus

The last week of September saw me heading off to Columbus, Ohio, where I was a guest speaker and panelist at CXC: Cartoon Crossroads Columbus. They had asked me to give a talk, and take part in a panel.

CXC is more than a gathering of comic art fans; it’s where artists, publishers and collectors go to meet each other and to learn more about the industry. The Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, located within Ohio State University, has one of the biggest and most important collections of original comic art, books, films, letters, and related documents in the world. In this fairly new museum building, made possible through the generosity of the Ireland family and supported by many others, much of the weekend event took place. Other meetings and presentations took place in the Wexner Centre, another of the spectacular, classic buildings on the Ohio State University Campus.

Above: (L to R) Jenny Robb (curator), me, and Annie Koyama (publisher). Annie had just donated an enormous collection of original comic art to the museum.

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