Ask Baba Yaga: Otherworldly Advice for Everyday Troubles by Taisia Kitaiskaia

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Dear Baba Yaga,
I think I must crave male attention too much. I fear that, without it, I would feel invisible.
 
BABA YAGA:
When you seek others this way, you are invisible nonetheless. Yr shawl is covered in mirrors in which others admire themselves; this is why they greet you so passionately. It is good to be seen, but it is better to see. Find a being to look hard into, & you will see yrself and what is more than you.
 
In age-old Slavic fairy tales, the witch Baba Yaga is sought out by those with a burning need for guidance. In contemporary life, Baba Yaga—a dangerous, slippery oracle—answered earnest questions on The Hairpin for years. These pages collect her most poignant, surreal, and humorous exchanges along with all-new questions and answers for those seeking her mystical advice.
 



Title : Ask Baba Yaga: Otherworldly Advice for Everyday Troubles
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ISBN : 1449486819
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 160 pages


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Jessica ❁ ➳ Silverbow ➳ ❁ Rabid Reads rated it ★☆☆☆☆

September 29, 2017

1. Not a graphic novel. Whoever shelved it as such: you suck. 2. There's a reason advice columnists only answer a question or two per post, and that reason is any more than that is BORING. The wacky combination of modern slang used by the advice seekers and the archaic language Baba Yaga uses in he...


Kendra rated it ★★★★★

July 21, 2017

If the sly & slippery-tongued mythological ancient Russian witch Baba Yaga reached out through space and time -- And had an email address -- And a poetry degree -- That would be this book. Ask Baba Yaga is a weird and wonderful poetry project wrapped lovingly in the conceit of an advice column....


Kirsty rated it ★★★★★

September 28, 2017

Oh, how I love this book. There's enough to love in the typewritten notecards, intentional typos and poetic language – but underneath that there's genuine wisdom. I learned a lot from Baba Yaga, and her advice continues to resonate in my daily life. This is one of my favourite books of the year (...


Katy rated it ★★★★★

July 24, 2017

This strangely wonderful book defies genre and category. It's art: a charmingly illustrated book of highly original poetry. Anyone coming to it in search of easily digested, real world advice is going to miss the point completely. Taisia Kitaiskaia ndoesn't simply conjure Baba Yaga, she infuses t...


Kirsty rated it ★★☆☆☆

July 17, 2017

The idea of Ask Baba Yaga is far better than its execution, I feel. It is a strange sort of self-help book; questions are posed, which range from 'How do I stop hating everyone?', to 'Should I be reckless?'. These questions are then "answered" by Baba Yaga, the scary and mysterious creature from...


Corey rated it ★★★★★

July 22, 2017

Baba Yaga is a Slavic Tarot card come to life. Her advice is one part Ouija board, one part poetry, and one part legit great advice. Definitely recommend this book for anyone who loves modern interpretations of folklore.


Patrick rated it ★★★★★

July 21, 2017

I've been a fan of Ask Baba Yaga since its blog days - Baba Yaga is the witchy grandmother I always wanted, and the idea that someone would respond to our day-to-day complaints with poetry and mischievous mysticism tickles me endlessly. These little nuggets make me feel like I'm getting a manicur...


Kimberly rated it ★★★★★

July 23, 2017

It's brilliant. The author's creative and yet grounded questions and answers transport me to make connections to words and answers I would not have thought to do. To see a new truth, you need a new language - and Baba Yaga delivers!


Anya rated it ★★★☆☆

August 30, 2017

If Cinderella's fairy godmother were a tough as nails witch who gave no nonsense answers to all your woes to help you out rather than coddling you, she would have been Baba Yaga. Russian folklores were one of the most memorable part of my childhood and I still fondly remember that old crone who r...


Krystal rated it ★★★☆☆

July 10, 2017

This quick entertaining read fit well with the Month of Myths Reading Challenge, but did not provide very deep insight.





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