The Treehouse : Eccentric Wisdom on How to Live, Love and See Paperback
by Naomi Wolf
Highly acclaimed author and feminist thinker Naomi Wolf was brought up to believe that personal happiness is something that can be taught - and learned.
In this magical book, Naomi shares the enduring wisdom of her father, Leonard Wolf, a well-regarded poet and a teacher for sixty years who believes happiness can be achieved by honouring your inner artist.
THE TREEHOUSE begins when Naomi asks her father to help build a treehouse for his granddaughter.
Inspired by his dedication to her daughter's imaginative world, she asks her father to walk her through the lessons of his popular poetry class, and show her how he teaches people to see the world with a renewed sense of wonder.
Each lesson became a chapter: 'Be Still and Listen,' 'Use Your Imagination', 'Do Nothing Without Passion', 'Your Mistakes are Part of the Draft'.
Here is meditation on fathers and daughters, an argument for honouring the creative impulse, and unique instruction in the art of personal happiness.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
- Publication Date: 01/02/2007
- Category: Popular psychology
- ISBN: 9781844082452
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Review by TPauSilver
I very much enjoyed this book. The book is layed out as a set of twelve lessons taught by Naomi Wolf's father as writing lessons. As a creative person, the lessons are very useful from that point, but Wolf takes it further and beautifully applies the lessons to life in the wider sense. She does this by telling the story of her father's life and how he has followed his own lessons and also talking about how she began to apply the lessons to her own life and to the lives of the people who know her. I have personally found the lessons incredibly insightful and enlightening, both in a creative sense and a personal sense. I would recomend this to anyone.