Pop Culture Affidavit Episode 110: Smile

Episode 110 Website CoverWith 1.5 million copies in print, Raina Telgemeier’s Smile is one of the most successful graphic novels of all time. So, in this episode, I take a look at it and not only give it a good review, but also talk about how a graphic novel that’s meant for middle school girls could possibly relate to me, a 43-year-old guy.

Plus … listener feedback!

You can listen here:

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Some bonus stuff after the cut …

Well, one bonus thing, which is a photo of my fake teeth.  Apparently, after they were taken out of my mouth for good, I threw them in a box that got thrown into the bin of my high school and college stuff.  I found them while cleaning last year and took this picture before throwing them away.


Pretty weird, huh?

Here’s the panel from Smile that triggered my flashback.

Smile Fake Teeth

My “flipper” was almost exactly like that, except there was no retainer wire.  What was in the picture above was my fake teeth after they had been removed from the pink plate and mounted into my mouth.

And here is the full cover to Smile.

Smile Cover.jpg


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