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Vagina : A New Biography - Naomi Wolf

Paperback Published: 10th December 2013
ISBN: 9781844086894
Number Of Pages: 512

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The book that got everyone talking.

An astonishing new work that radically changes how we think about, talk about and understand the vagina - and consequently how we think about women and sexuality - from Naomi Wolf, one of our most respected cultural critics and author of the modern classic, The Beauty Myth.

Vagina: A New Biography combines cutting-edge science with cultural history to explore the role of female desire and how it affects female identity, creativity and confidence. Provocative and engaging, positive and inspiring, this book brings to light female impulses, history and dreams - and, in exploring what women really need - it goes to the very core of what it means to be female.

For any woman who wants to understand her body and her mind and the culture that defines her - Vagina is essential reading.

About the Author

Through her four groundbreaking books, Naomi Wolf has given voice to women of all ages, helping reveal the social myths that conspire to keep women struggling against inequality.

Industry Reviews

Naomi Wolf has tried hard to look at female sexuality as it really is, not as pop culture or political correctness would like it to be . . . The science of female arousal is complex and woefully neglected, and Wolf has done us all a favour by trying to drag it into the mainstream - Mail on Sunday - Jemima Lewis

Wolf's tome could not be better timed . . . at a time when Western women's bodies have never been more highly politicised, the one person who might be able to shine a ray of light . . . has to be Wolf. Perhaps this history will do for 21st century activism what The Beauty Myth did for 1990s feminists . . . Wolf is exploring territory we haven't heard about since Germaine Greer in the 1970 - Independent on Sunday - Viv Groskop

Worth respecting, even celebrating . . . there is [here] a very intriguing thesis about love . . . If you are one of those School of Cosmo feminists who has been arguing for decades that women should be more like men sexually . . . then Wolf's take is genuinely revolutionary - The Times - Sarah Vine

Part memoir, part cultural history and part scientific journey around women's sexuality, the best elements of which illuminate how little women generally know about their own anatomy - Guardian - Emma Brockes

INteresting and provocative


I have read most of Naomi Wolfs books which is the main reason i bought this one. Partly biographical in nature which follows Naomi's thought processes in her investigation about the female ANS/anatomy and its influence on female behaviour. I read this with an open mind and certainly gave me some points to think about and reflect on - even though i didnt completely agree with all of her theories.



A must read for everyone.


This book provides a new way of thinking about womanhood that needs to be incorporated into our everyday understanding of our world and how even the little things contribute to a larger underlying issue. This book opens a dialogue about understanding how our attitudes and the way we speak about and respond to femininity need to change because they are physiologically harmful to women in more complex ways than we could previously imagined.




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ISBN: 9781844086894
ISBN-10: 1844086895
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 10th December 2013
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.5  x 3.2
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 1

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