Naomi Klein grew up in Canada, and spent much of her teenage years in shopping malls, obsessed with designer logos. As a child and teenager, she found it "very oppressive to have a very public feminist mother" and she rejected politics, instead embracing "full-on consumerism." Radicalised by her feminist mother's stroke and the École Polytechnique Massacre, she became editor-in-chief of her university.
Her book No Logo, published in 2000, became for many a manifesto of the anti-corporate globalization movement. In 2004, Klein and her husband, Avi Lewis, produced a film, The Take, about Argentina. Klein's most recently resounding success has the The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.