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Misconceptions
  • Published: 8 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446475850
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

Misconceptions




The bestselling author of The Beauty Myth uses the personal to explore the 'birth myth', the culture and practices of pregnancy and childbirth, with ferocity and passion.

Every year, millions of women have their lives turned inside out by the experience of pregnancy. A contemporary woman find herself caught in an absurd paradox: while in the grip of one of the most primal, lonely, sensual and, in some ways, psychologically debilitating and physically dangerous experiences, she is overwhelmed by invasive, trivialising and infantilising cultural messages about what is happening to her - and who really owns the experience.

  • Published: 8 June 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446475850
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 288

About the author

Naomi Wolf

Naomi Wolf is a bestselling American writer, known for her advocacy of feminism and progressive politics. She studied at Yale before becoming a Rhodes Scholar at New College, Oxford, and working in Edinburgh. She became internationally famous with the publication of her first book, The Beauty Myth, in 1991, and has gone on to write many subsequent titles, including: Fire with Fire, Promiscuities, Misconceptions,The Tree House and Vagina: A New Biography.

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Praise for Misconceptions

Wolf's many bold demands... give us pause and present challenges: society should restructure itself to accommodate babies

Guardian

Wolf's polemic is as clear and sure as ever

Observer

Misconceptions reminds us that pregnancy and birth are still swaddled in layers of illusion, that our society remains criminally hypocritical toward mothers... Naomi Wolf goes much deeper here than she ever has before. She strips bare the mind of the pregnant woman and new mother with dazzling courage

Erica Jong

Fiercely confident and uncompromising

Publishers Weekly

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