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The Treehouse by Naomi Wolf
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Sep 11, 2009

it was ok
Read in September, 2009

I really enjoy the character Naomi Wolf creates around her father, and find that the book contains some really spot-on advice about creativity, personal growth, and all that. What I find distracting, though, is that the author herself irks me to a degree that makes it difficult to enjoy the book as a whole. There is something transparently self-satisfied in her descriptions of her life and process, and her idolatry of her father lacks perspective. Something about the near-worship with which she describes him makes me uncomfortable, as do her self-reproachful reflections on her adolescent rebellion (which is, after all, part of an adolescent's job description).
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