• List Price: CDN$ 34.99
  • You Save: CDN$ 8.76 (25%)
Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.ca. Gift-wrap available.
Quantity:1
Vagina: A New Biography has been added to your Cart
+ CDN$ 6.49 shipping
Used: Very Good | Details
Condition: Used: Very Good
Comment: Shipped from the US -- Expect delivery in 1-2 weeks. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Shipped to over one million happy customers. Your purchase benefits world literacy!
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

Vagina: A New Biography Hardcover – Sep 11 2012

4.5 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

See all 6 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Kindle Edition
"Please retry"
Hardcover
"Please retry"
CDN$ 26.23
CDN$ 24.00 CDN$ 5.11

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • You'll save an extra 5% on Books purchased from Amazon.ca, now through July 29th. No code necessary, discount applied at checkout. Here's how (restrictions apply)

Frequently Bought Together

  • Vagina: A New Biography
  • +
  • The Beauty Myth
Total price: CDN$ 52.97
Buy the selected items together

No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.




Product Details

  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Ecco (Sept. 11 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061989169
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061989162
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 3.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 431 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #70,045 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
  •  Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price?

Product Description

Review

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 -- Jemima Lewis The Mail on Sunday 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 -- Viv Goskrup Independent on Sunday 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 -- Sarah Vine The Times 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... -- Emma Brockes Guardian --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

From the Back Cover

An astonishing work of cutting-edge science and cultural history that radically reframes how we understand the vagina—and consequently, how we understand women—from one of our most respected cultural critics and thinkers, Naomi Wolf, author of the modern classic The Beauty Myth.

When an unexpected medical crisis sends Naomi Wolf on a deeply personal journey to tease out the intersections between sexuality and creativity, she discovers, much to her own astonishment, an increasing body of scientific evidence that suggests that the vagina is not merely flesh, but an intrinsic component of the female brain—and thus has a fundamental connection to female consciousness itself.

Utterly enthralling and totally fascinating, Vagina: A New Biography draws on this set of insights about "the mind-vagina connection" to reveal new information about what women really need, and considers what a sexual relationship—and a relationship to the self—transformed by these insights could look like.

Exhilarating and groundbreaking, Vagina: A New Biography combines rigorous science, explained for lay readers, with cultural history and deeply personal considerations of the role of female desire in female identity, creativity, and confidence, from interviewees of all walks of life. Heralded by Publishers Weekly as one of the best science books of the year, it is a provocative and deeply engaging book that elucidates the ties between a woman's experience of her vagina and her sense of self; her impulses, dreams, and courage; and her role in love and in society in completely new and revelatory ways sure to provoke impassioned conversation.

A brilliant and nuanced synthesis of physiology, history, and cultural criticism, Vagina: A New Biography explores the physical, political, and spiritual implications of this startling series of new scientific breakthroughs for women and for society as a whole, from a writer whose conviction and keen intelligence have propelled her works to the tops of bestseller lists, and firmly into the realms of modern classics.

See all Product Description

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5 stars
Share your thoughts with other customers

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a book that would help women.men and the medical community to understand how women's bodies work.
It might get rid of the shame,the old wives tales that are still prevalent today.
Naomi Wolf delves right into her topic and does a great job educating her audience.
I would highly recommend this book for both men and women.
Barbara
3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I usually prefer fiction, but this is absolutely one of the most important, profound books I have had the pleasure of reading.

As someone who considers themselves educated and knowledgable about women's issues, this book was eye and mind opening. Who knows what we don't know if no-one ever talks about it from our elders, to our teachers to our doctors?

How can we expect men to understand us if we don't understand ourselves?

The latest neuroscience about the mind-body-soul-vagina connection was interpreted so that both those with and those without medical experience could understand, appreciate and enjoy it. A beautiful balance of hard facts and intuitive knowing, woven into a very readable book that had me saying "Now I get it!" at every turn. It provided me with a vocabulary for the things I only knew intuitively.

This book leaves you brimming with immediately usable knowledge!

If this was a mandatory (yet, at the same time, enjoyable) read for all our young men and young woman, we would create the foundation for a better world.

I love, love, LOVED it!
One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover
I wish every man involved with a woman would read this book. It gives information that would make anyone a better lover, as it gives a very thorough account of a woman's needs. It is also an extremely well researched book. Naomi Wolf interviews leading scientists, historians and even takes a tantric sex class. It is also a book that would help every woman understand herself better. It was eyeopening for me in a lot of ways. I really recommend this book for anyone interested in learning about woman, and how sexual norms throughout the world and over time have affected us all.
One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I strongly recommend this book to everyone old enough to read it. This book should be taught in schools. It would help so many people understand themselves and the women in their lives to start the healing that is very much needed. It helped me understand why I did not like being a woman and it helped me continue the path of healing I had embarked on. The author mentions in her book how vibrators are desensitizing. That information was crucial in helping me reclaim my sexuality. Thanks to the scientific information in the book, and with the help of my partner I embarked on a new journey of exploration whereby I did not need the vibrator anymore. That was a personal wish of mine. It is possible to rewire your brain to enjoy different type of pleasure. But you do have to avoid the vibrator (or fetish) for some time to get used to something different. I am essentially still desensitized to vibrators but luckily as is explained in book in detail the female anatomy does not only have one zone of pleasure. If you understand your own anatomy and listen to your intuition then it is easier to find another path of pleasure. A must read for men and women.

The book focuses more on hetesexual history of the vagina but the author if I remember well admits to this limitation. I still recommend the book for all to read because it also explains some on the prevailing social dynamics between men and women which we must all consider regardless of our own sexual orientation since some of our decisions or choices may be influenced by the previaling social climate. I could say so much more.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
An insightful and thought provoking book. I really enjoyed the writing style as well the information provided. A book for both men and women to read. As in other books by Naomi Wolf, one should read with an open mind, not taking all as gospel, rather look at it as an opportunity to allow for a different thought pattern to enter into the mind.
One person found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
An insightful, profound and much-needed view on the meta level of experience and mind-body connection. Naomi Wolf is brave, bushwhacking through consciousness. A true iconoclast! Women everywhere should thank her. It's time we understand that the female body and consciousness is a spiritual pathway to enlightened awareness.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
A great review and documenting of female nerve connectedness accompanied with the emotional anchoring relating to a woman's sexuality. Very revealing for men and establishing greater bonding between men and women in their love lives. Good documentation and research background.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse

Most recent customer reviews



Feedback