A persuasive and captivating invitation to join together.
By Naomi Klein ‧ RELEASE DATE: Sept. 12, 2023
Klein’s exploration of her own doppelgänger and the conspiracy theories that surround her is a personal journey that also serves as a sociopolitical commentary. She examines the work of cultural figures such as Sigmund Freud, Philip Roth, and bell hooks, and delves into the distortions and doubles we face in our lives. Klein also attempts to understand the “other side” of her doppelgänger, Naomi Wolf, and the narratives she espouses. Her prose is tight and urgent, and she captures the frenzy of seeing one’s public self morph into someone else. Klein’s book is an effort to humanize the “Other Naomi” and to uncover the legitimacy beneath sensational fears. She also shows how to have conversations that resist binary thinking and how to create a path to collective action on the pressing issues of our time. While some issues don’t fit as neatly into her theme, Klein’s comprehensive and nuanced treatments of them are valuable and compelling. This book reinforces her work as a “serious” writer, and readers will benefit from it.
Pub Date: Sept. 12, 2023
Page Count: 416
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Review Posted Online: June 26, 2023
Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 1, 2023