Misconceptions

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Random House, Jun 8, 2011 - Health & Fitness - 288 pages
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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.

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Don't be put off by the feminist writer. - Goodreads
Yikes. This stuff is hard to read. - Goodreads
I also like all the research she put into the book. - Goodreads

Review: Misconceptions: Truth, Lies, and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood

User Review  - Ju Transcendancing - Goodreads

This was a really interesting book and a really good read. However, it is worth noting that it is *very* US centric. I took a lot of insight from this about how I want to practice as a midwife ... Read full review

Review: Misconceptions: Truth, Lies, and the Unexpected on the Journey to Motherhood

User Review  - Andrea - Goodreads

This book provides an important emotional and intellectual counterpoint to highly medicalized pregnancy advice books. Wolf refers to the "What to Expect" series of books as the "intellectual ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Naomi Wolf is a bestselling American writer, known for her advocacy of feminism and progressive politics. She became internationally famous with the publication of her first book, The Beauty Myth, in 1991, and has gone on to write a subsequent six titles including: Fire with Fire, Promiscuities, Misconceptions and The Tree House.