I didn’t realize The Giving Tree was so controversial. It’s starting to rival The Bible in the number of interpretations, both sentimental and cynical, inspirational and self-mocking. We’ve got feminists, 12-steppers, buddhists, children's advocates, and even public servants deconstructing the book beyond all recognition. Is it any wonder the poor author was reduced to this:

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