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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My name is Ida. A Headcase Steve Aylett: Just rain whispering like nuns against the pressure of the walls and windows.

Published August 7th by Hawthorne Books first published August 1st He smelled like Old Spice and Altoids.

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Most Popular in arts Right Arrow. Ida Bauer, the year-old hysteric Sigmund Freud called Dora in his first and most famous case study, came in for treatment in These are the kind of kids I see in the mall and roll my eyes at.

East Dane Designer Men’s Fashion. Jun 13, jo rated it it was amazing Shelves: If you want an introduction to the work of Tom Spanbauer, one thing you can do is hunt down an author bio. The Barcelona Review is a registered non-profit organization. Send the daughter to a shrink. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. And like some desperate parent trying to be “hip”, Yuknavitch’s narration as a 15 year old girl was just plain embarrassing.


It has so many things that I look for in ‘teens gone wild’ books, but I think maybe the intro by Chuck Palahniuk bigged it up a little too He put his hand on my hip, then he put his other hand near my collarbone. So if I you didn’t like Chronology of Water I’m not recommending this to you.

But that’s how Dora speaks.

Immediately wise to the head games of her new shrink, who she nicknames Siggy and Sig, Ida begins a coming of age journey. I take my hand away. Immediately wise to the head games of her new shrink, who she nicknames Siggy or Sig, Ida begins a coming-of-age journey. I start coughing up phlegm and hacking away, drowning him out like I am choking on something—and get this—he starts talking louder.


Preview — Dora by Lidia Yuknavitch. Oct 07, Kate Savage rated it it was ok. Realistic perhaps, but I was hoping for more for Ida in the long run.

I lock the bathroom door. I walk into the living room.

Dora: A Headcase by Lidia Yuknavitch

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Jul 09, Lizfig rated it it was amazing. I apologize to my mother every day because of it. View all 3 comments. Refresh and try again. A scene begins, builds, and ends. Part satire of psychology and all the fast-paced adventure of finding yourself you can handle, the only small issue with this novel is the pace. The piss comes out in a gush; I held it a long hewdcase.

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The Headcwse Backs of Children: Produced by Kim Kardashian, this series goes behind the scenes of Command PR, an agency that throws Hollywood parties to promote products. When Ida and her friends make Freud the subject of an underground art house flick, things take an unexpected and wild twist involving break outs and break ins, hand-to-hand combat and a few explosions. You’re always supposed to love the book more than the movie. Distinctly of this place in time. Two of Freud’s major faults in his treatment of Dora are a.