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Vagina: A New Biography Hardcover – September 11, 2012
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Her essays have appeared in various publications including: The New Republic, The Wall Street Journal, Glamour, Ms., Esquire, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. She also speaks widely to groups across the country.
The Beauty Myth, her first book, was an international bestseller. She followed that with Fire With Fire: The New Female Power and How It Will Change The 21st Century, published by Random House in 1993, and Promiscuities: The Secret Struggle for Womanhood, published in 1997. Misconceptions, released in 2001, is a powerful and passionate critique of pregnancy and birth in America.
In fall 2002, Harper Collins published a 10th anniversary commemorative edition of The Beauty Myth. In May of 2005, Ms. Wolf released The Treehouse: Eccentric Wisdom from my Father on How to Live, Love and See. The End of America, published in September 2007 by Chelsea Green, is Naomi's latest book.
Naomi Wolf is co-founder of The Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership, an organization devoted to training young women in ethical leadership for the 21st century. The institute teaches professional development in the arts and media, politics and law, business and entrepreneurship as well as ethical decision making.
She lives with her family in New York City.
Top Customer Reviews
However, this is a great book and it is an important book. I think it is required reading for anyone with a vagina and/or has a relationship with someone who does. This book's importance is NOT in its description of just what a man or woman can do to truly open up and deepen what I will call a "vaginally populated relationship" (it's a clumsy phrase but I like it so I am keeping it.)This book's importance is the scientific evidence regarding female and male interactions. I'm sixty three and I thought I was pretty well informed.Read more ›
Theories aside, the information she presents is vital in it's own right, and needs to be more widely disseminated. She presents compelling evidence from multiple sources on how trauma to the vagina impacts the brain far more than other kinds of non-sexual trauma do. She presents good evidence that this is because of the extensive neural connections between the vagina and the brain, with each one gives feedback to, and influencing the functioning of, the other.Read more ›
I don't know if they ever achieved that goal, but for them it was all-consuming.
Now along comes Naomi Wolf's Vagina, and a new generation of women and men may go in search of her well-described and tantalizing "ultimate" orgasm. I wish them luck. It could be a lot of fun.
Though "fun" is not a word that Wolf herself would use. A "Wolfian" orgasm is much more than fun. It is bliss itself. She terms it the "high orgasm" and describes it as "that kind of orgasm that most intensely induces the most complete possible trance state and that most involves all the body systems, so that afterward the woman feels the most replete...."
Like Reich, Wolf asserts that the high orgasm links the female to the transcendent, and thus has a spiritual dimension. Unlike Reich, Wolf has the benefit of 75 years of scientific sexual research, including modern brain research in which willing participants are wired and scanned while experiencing an orgasm.
The "vagina" in Vagina is not just the vagina. Technically, the vagina is the introitus, the vaginal opening. But Wolf expands it to mean "the entire female sex organ, from labia to clitoris, to introitus to mouth of the cervix." Soon she adds other sexually sensitive areas, including the perineum, the anal area, and the G Spot (which, if you don't know, is the back of the clitoris).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Naomi Wolf is such an amazing author. This book lives up to the hype.Published 8 days ago by RockyB.
Naomi Wolf brings together an enormous amount of information about the physiological, psychological, historical and cultural consequences of human sexuality. Read morePublished 10 days ago by annonymous
This has been the most frank integrating discussion of the physical with the psychological aspects of feminism I've read in my life. Read morePublished 15 days ago by Dale M. Parish
Fantastic Job Naomi Wolf. I very much enjoyed reading this bookPublished 23 days ago by Shushan Antonyan
I am grateful to have read this book VAGINA: A Cultural History. I feel more connected to my feminine nature after having read the educationally valuable information provided in... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Shelley Ballance Ellis
A paradigm-shifting, powerful, and enlightening book that creates a deeper and sacred respect for Women. A primer on how to cherish and hopefully worship Women.Published 1 month ago by Roger Kahlon
I think I can honestly say that this book changed my life and should be mandatory reading for men and women of all sexual ages. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kaelyn Davis
I've never written a review before. I'm a tough critic and avid reader. I'm also a 20 year yoga teacher and practitioner and someone who works in the energetic healing arts. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Catherine A. Littmann
If you are heterosexual male, you need this (desperately). If you are a sexual woman, you need this (urgently). Read morePublished 4 months ago by Moe_Reese