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Is the book worth reading? Also, why didn't she hook up with him? He's Nietzsche for heaven's sake!
Was he really mean?
While much of Nietzsche's writings are available (either in German or translated into English) on line, there are almost no really good secondary sources. There are some articles in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, always preferable to those in Wikipedia, about N, and if you research Google Scholar or Google Books, you will find a few of the books I mentioned in the Nietzsche Bibliography post.
I would not gladly offer a psychological interpretation of N's attitude toward women, except to say that in life, they were far different than one would suspect just from reading his books (N said that he was one thing, his books another). I suspect that biographies of the following women might provide some insight:
Matwida von Meysenbug