Dear Ted is a hybrid work of poetic diatribes and erotic horrorscapes with elements of true crime and autobiography. It’s about Ted Bundy, but it’s not about Ted Bundy. It’s the laugh of the medusa. It exorcises and autopsies. The book is pro-victim and pro-survivor and privileges these perspectives as it explores the complex and often contradictory intrapersonal psychology of abuse and trauma. For its duration, Vodicka addresses a depersonalized, disembodied version of Bundy, stripping him of his perceived power and assuming it for her own, in this transcription of primal scream therapy.
"Dear Ted is a long ‘letter’ to Bundy, or someone like him, or others like them, but it’s not about them. It’s about de-centering, disarming, and dismantling them. These men have much to answer for. If I could communicate with him (them) and demand accountability (or die trying, or kill trying), this book is what I’d have to say."
—Kim Vodicka, the author