Dora: A Headcase. likes. The new novel by Lidia Yuknavitch (author of The Chronology of Water). Dora: A Headcase. Lidia Yuknavitch, intro. by Chuck Palahniuk. Hawthorne ( PGW, dist.), $ trade paper (p) ISBN Reimagining a famous patient as the subject of her own story. Lidia Yuknavitch’s coming-of-age novel doubles as a feminist rewriting of Freud’s.

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Jung fits modern day so much better than Freud ever could. It would have been nice to have a closer look-in to her and Obsidian’s relationship.


Joseph Thompson, ForeWord Reviews. I was shocked at the presentation as normal of prescription drug abuse among the teens in the book as well as their massive alcohol intake. Lesbian and gay themed. No one even offers Freudian psychotherapy dota and for good reason! Right across your lawn without respect to boundaries.

My name is Ida. Dec 29, Kristy rated it it was amazing.

Ida’s observations are sharp, visceral dira often darkly humorous. Perhaps, I am simply too old to respond to the fury of of Dora. Vanessa Veselka Author of Zazen.

What have you done? Book ordering available through amazon. There was also Disturbing, but smart, entertaining, and gratifying as an illustration of people headcawe up despite their upbringing. After reserving their dream wedding package at Niagara Falls, Dean and Darren learn they’ve booked themselves in a run-down motor lodge sandwiched between two chemical plants run by some guy named Shibbawitz and a Burmese refugee family.


It’s what kept the house in order. Dora has problems with her voice, which comes and goes at will. Rain life makes the scene out the high-rise condo seem like you are in a dream.

But the biggest surprise about Ida is her wisdom and her ability to full inhabit herself: Fun, fast paced and freaky. Ida is less a teenager than cora radical everywoman whose outrageous antics expose the fault lines in the dominant culture.

Ida and her friends hatch a plan to secretly film Siggy and make an experimental art film. You have the ability to look back at your past and interpret it. Read more Read less. This is nothing if not unflinching.

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There are some good characters, like the trans black woman refugee – but she is perpetually mothering and giving to this mean little rich white girl narrator. Please see our conditions of use. I think they all go to the same website to cook up a rant. Ida manages to untether herself from her pa Yuknavitch is an amazing writer.

Yuknavitch, author of the novel The Chronology of Water and member of a Portland-based crew of powerhouse writers, believes in girl myths, inasmuch as she believes they should be ripped apart, turned to scrap, and repurposed for radical structuring.

This is a girlbook NOT a girlybook through and through. You cannot possibly compare this book to a boybook. Here’s a really excellent word of advice, straight out of Dora’s mouth, for every adult who finds him or herself in a position of helping kids, especially girl kids, and maybe girl non-kids too: Dora is not politically correct.


I apologize to my mother every day because of it. And Ken Kesey, of course.

Dora: A headcase

Ida has heaxcase secret: I have a very hard time taking teenagers seriously, especially ones who are going very far out of their way to shock their elders.

I put my hand on the window and watch fog surround my fingers. You’re always supposed to love the book more than the movie. I thought maybe Ida wouldn’t have much to say to me. She packs more color into three lines of text than some people get into a photograph. Freud the real-life guy really messed up with Dora, but psychoanalysts some of them at least have learned a thing or two between then and now, and they are some of the few mental health professionals who still listen, and pay attention, and hear you.

A woman suffering from multiple personality disorder tries to piece back together her life.