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The Treehouse: Eccentric Wisdom from My Father on How to Live, Love, and See


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Leonard Wolf, a retired professor now in his early eighties, is the kind of person who likes to use a medieval astrolabe, dress in Basque shepherd's clothing, and convince otherwise sensible people to quit their jobs and follow their passions. Leonard believes that inside everyone is an artist, and that happiness in life depends on valuing and acting upon one's creative impulse. In The Treehouse, her most personal book yet, Naomi Wolf outlines her father's lessons in creating lasting success and happiness, and offers inspiration for the artist in all of us.

Drawn from Leonard's lecture notes, the chapters of The Treehouse remind us to "Be Still and Listen," "Use Your Imagination," and "Do Nothing Without Passion," and that "Your Only Wage Will Be Joy" and "Mistakes Are Part of the Draft." This is a journey of self-discovery in which the creative endeavor is paramount.

The Treehouse is a stirring personal history, a meditation on fathers and daughters, an argument for honoring the creative impulse, and a unique instruction in the art of personal happiness.

About the Author

Naomi Wolf made a sensation with her landmark international bestseller The Beauty Myth in 1991. The author of four books, she is also the cofounder and president of the Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership. She lives in New York City.

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Lesson one: Be Still and Listen

Lesson two: Use Your Imagination

Lesson three: Destroy the Box

Lesson four: Speak in Your Own Voice

Lesson five: Identify Your Heart's Desire

Lesson six: Do Nothing Without Passion

Lesson seven: Be Disciplined with Your Gift

Lesson eight: Pay Attention to the Details

Lesson nine: Your Only Wage Will Be Joy

Lesson ten: Mistakes Are Part of the Draft

Lesson eleven: Frame Your Work

Lesson twelve: Sign It and Let It Go

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Wolf, Naomi
Simon & Schuster
Personal Growth - Self-Esteem
Personal Memoirs
Biography - General
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Publication Date:
April 2006
Grade Level:
8.44 x 5.5 in 9.275 oz

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