Head Case

by Cole Cohen

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Quick take

What’s funny about having a hole in your brain the size of a lemon? Not much, one supposes.

Why I love it

What's funny about having a hole in your brain the size of a lemon? Not much, one supposes. That is, not until you read Cole Cohen's brave, brilliant, and bitingly funny memoir Head Case: My Brain and Other Wonders.

At age 26, Cohen cannot judge distance, time or space; is undone by the simplest math equation; and cannot shop in a grocery store without getting lost. Although she has seen dozens of...

Member thoughts

13% Love
65% Like
22% Dislike
  • Leah C.

    Statesboro, GA


  • Brandi I.

    Chicago, IL

    "At first a fascinating case of a rare neurological disorder, this memoir offered little closer and became redundant as Cole focused more on her relationship issues than the disorder. "

  • Alyssa S.

    Pleasant Prairie , WI

    "Cohen is a brilliant woman. That said, this book was only OK. It feels like a prequel; hopefully she writes about the next decade or more after it happens."

  • Hope M.

    Conifer, CO

    "I really liked this, read a bit like fiction, author doesn't take herself too seriously. "

  • Ashley C.

    Wallingford, CT

    "Really interesting and well written "

  • Rachelle E.

    Lucas, TX

    "I found this story really interesting. "

  • Mallory H.

    Homer Glen, IL

    "I really felt for the author. It was an interesting and quick read. "

  • Lizabeth B.

    Georgetown , KY

    "This book took you on a journey, not only of Cole's life but a spiritual one that dealt with identity!"

  • Melissa R.

    Stamford, CT

    "Cole Cohen is a witty writer which aids the subject matter in feeling less uncomfortable for the reader while also forcing the reader into empathy. Laughed a lot. Would recommend."

  • Nicole S.

    Monmouth, OR


  • Allison N.

    South Pasadena, CA

    "Though the neurology of Cole's case was interesting, I felt her musings dragged and she needed a better editor."