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Doppelganger: A Trip into the Mirror World

by Naomi Klein Author

One writer’s attempt to confront her own double—and in so doing, confronting the sinister doppelgangers and shadow selves of our culture at large. Celebrated intellectual and social critic Naomi Klein finds that others keep confusing her with another writer, someone with a similar name and profile but whose ideas Klein has committed her own life to fighting. Delving into the destabilizing experience of mistaken identity, Klein crafts this provocative and trenchant investigation of contemporary life’s numerous unrealities and confusions, from the challenges of AI to anti-vax “wellness,” from the authoritarian turn of liberal democracies to the extreme results of climate change. Offering insights from fellow thinkers such as Sigmund Freud, Jordan Peele, Alfred Hitchcock, and bell hooks, and probing possibilities for hope amidst crises, Klein constructs a riveting work of comic memoir and revelatory reportage.