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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I think they all go to the same website to cook up a rant. The big one is her voice: Jung fits modern day so much better than Freud ever could. My face feels smeared. Yuknavitch is an amazing writer. In this new novel, she gives us Ida, a bald-headed heroine who carries around a Dora the Explorer backpack like an ID badge. Sig becomes the target of her teen rage and angst, but something goes terribly wrong at a crucial moment of filming Siggy at a nearby hospital when Ida finds her father in the emergency room having suffered an acute heart attack.

Freud in present day?

I lock the door. It’s now become my goto read when feeling even a tad depressed due to my ability to relate embarrassingly??


Fun to see contemporary references and technology about audio and film. Immediately wise to the head games of her new shrink, whom she nicknames Siggy, Ida begins a coming-of-age journey. When, in the course of recording, she finds that Old Sig has big plans for his case file on her, she draws up a sophisticated retaliation that includes more than the recommended daily allowance of Viagra and a Farrah Fawcett wig.

Or at least many of the parts previously written Such a disappointment! You invent clothes other people think are garbage.

Review: Dora: A Headcase, by Lidia Yuknavitch

I haven’t read any of them but I’m pretty sure I will. Please try again later. There are about a gazillion different interpretations. The Batmobile is a custom-made Lexus.

Dora: A Headcase | Lidia Yuknavitch | Hawthorne Books

I hold up another wad, and another, clipping close to my head. H I love fast paced stories with strong female voice, dark pathos, resilience, bold sexuality, and wicked humor.

After growing up in America, I’m glad the young girl voice is finally getting some exposure. He w his hand on my hip, then he put his other hand near my collarbone.

Lidia Yuknavitch has clearly studied the heck out of Freud’s most famous case study. All sex scenes were shit, except for the sex written by Lidia Yuknavitch. Did you mean hezdcase this to be a representation of a teen girls’ fantasy? Best Books of DailyCandy. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. At the crescendo of her pecking I set down the razor and take a long and careful look.


After all, everyone everywhere has experienced at least a moment or two when, This is nothing if not unflinching. That sounds horrible to write, but in the case of “Dora” it’s very much the truth.

I loved and identified, big time with the dialogue, but I was kind of bored with the “Thera-tainment” value. This old hen really does prefer them above all.

Dora: A Headcase

Jan 26, Sarah Schantz rated it really liked it. I wasn’t sure I even wanted to read this book. This book could be anywhere between a 3. These are the kind of kids I see in the mall and roll my eyes at.