Head-Tripped Book Teasers & Frequently Asked Questions
- For my composer and violinist research, I spoke to a Mark Landon, a composer and violinist at the Dallas Symphony.
- My friend H, an PhD student from China, provided all the Chinese language information.
- Read this book on Argentinian immigration to New York.
- Child prodigies often struggle when they grow up. Many turn to substance abuse. Here are several articles on that: The Mind of the prodigy | How to Raise a Child Prodigy | Child Prodigies All Grown Up | The Downside of Being a Child Prodigy
- Experimental therapies in cocaine addiction research.
- A surprising number of musicians and actors suffer from stage fright.
- Effie probably has a mild case of undiagnosed Asperger’s, which often manifests differently in women.
- Effie also suffers from ADHD. Research on the relationship between cocaine addiction and ADHD.
- Neo Nazism is on the rise all over the world, including in the United States.
Do I need to read Road-Tripped first?
While Head-Tripped can be read as a Standalone, almost all of the characters from Road-Tripped appear in Head-Tripped. You may miss important background information if you don’t read the first book. For example, the main character in Head-Tripped is Callie’s sister from Road-Tripped.
Is Effie based on Alice in Wonderland?
At the beginning of many scenes, you’ll find Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass quotes. The characters are loosely based on both books. For a quick rundown of the books, checkout these study guides: Alice in Wonderland | Through the Looking Glass. Once you read the book, I’ll have a reader discussion in my group about this. I also borrowed many themes from the books:
1. The loneliness of growing up
3. The loss of childhood innocence
4. Life as a meaningless puzzle