Search Results: "Naomi Wolf"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: June 11, 1997

"But the author's alternative to such confusion, an adaptation of Native American initiation rituals, seems unpersuasive and insufficient. (Author tour)"
This luminous personal memoir of a young girl's discovery and embrace of her own sexual desire is somewhat dimmed by the author's intrusive, familiar analysis of this culture's misrepresentation of female sexuality. Read full book review >

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VAGINA by Naomi Wolf
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"An unwieldy attempt to graft science onto a personal memoir/sexual-advice manual."
Cultural commentator Wolf (Give Me Liberty: A Handbook for American Revolutionaries, 2008, etc.) explores the effect of new neurobiological discoveries on our understanding of female sexuality. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 1, 2005

"Unexpectedly warm, intensely inspiring: a work for dreamers—and Leonard would say that means all of us."
Twelve lessons on how to become an artist and/or live your dream, as dictated by the author's father, poet and teacher Leonard Wolf. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 17, 2001

"Women like Wolf—independent, educated, and convinced of their uniqueness—who are facing pregnancy and motherhood, will find this information compelling, even a little frightening, but closer to the truth than most of the sugar-coated advice books for expectant mothers."
A familiar fulmination on the rigors—and epiphanies—of pregnancy, motherhood, and the medical conspiracy that puts women in labor on a clock geared to the hospital's convenience. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: May 22, 1991

"Powerful, angry, and maybe influential."
``Being a woman...makes you hungry, weak, and sick,'' says Wolf, a British scholar, journalist, and poet who argues that the contemporary myth (meaning false ideal) of beauty—youthful, slender, flawless—was invented by a male power structure in order to prevent women from fulfilling the feminist ideals of the 70's. Read full book review >

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TELL IT TO NAOMI by Daniel Ehrenhaft
FICTION
Released: June 8, 2004

"However, hangers-on will definitely relish his easy style, well-conceived characterizations, and Dave's humorous insight and plight as he balances changing friendships, first love, and his notorious, new-found alter-ego. (Fiction. YA)"
Sophomore scrub Dave Rosen falls head over heels for bohemian senior Celeste Fanucci at first sight. Read full book review >

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NAOMI KNOWS IT'S SPRINGTIME by Virginia L. Kroll
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 4, 1993

"Nice. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The prolific Kroll's litany of the signs of spring—with most of the lines that caption the double-spread illustrations beginning with the title—is lyrical (``...when the air stops nipping her nose and chin and kisses her cheeks instead...when her [tire] swing holds her in a safe, round hug and she sails and spins in a whirling twirl''), but it's just another evocation of the changing seasons—until, at the end, Naomi overhears a neighbor: ``If only Naomi could see the blue in the sky.'' For the first time, readers are clued into the fact that Naomi's blind. Read full book review >

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Naomi and Her Friends by Alan Morrison-Topping
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Dec. 8, 2011

"An evocative, slow-moving whodunit with seductive mythological overtones."
In Morrison-Topping's debut mystery, a grieving, unstable English accountant struggles to solve a murder—and find love again. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WOLF! by Becky Bloom
Released: March 1, 1999

"The cartoonish figures have expressive faces and postures, offering plenty for readers to pore over. (Picture book. 4-8)"
An entertaining tale featuring well-known figures; a tired, hungry wold enters a little town populated by disgruntled people, humorously drawn by Biet. Read full book review >

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WOLF by Sara Fanelli
by Sara Fanelli, illustrated by Sara Fanelli
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1997

"Not everyone will be enchanted; this is mostly for those who already find Fanelli's eccentricities winning. (Picture book. 4- 8)"
Fanelli (My Map Book, 1995, etc.) turns the idea of the wolf at the door on its head in this offbeat story. Read full book review >

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LITTLE NAOMI, LITTLE CHICK by Avirama Golan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2013

"The true essence of a picture book: a unique balance of visual and written narrative sure to enchant young and old alike. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A delightful depiction of the parallel lives of a young girl and a tiny chick from dawn to dusk. Read full book review >

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BECOMING NAOMI LEÓN by Pam Muñoz Ryan
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 2004

"Ryan's sure-handed storytelling and affection for her characters convey a clear sense of Naomi's triumph, as she becomes 'who I was meant to be.' (Fiction. 10-14)"
First-person narrator Naomi León Outlaw and her bright, physically lopsided little brother Owen feel safe in the routines of life in Lemon Grove, California, with great-grandmother Gram. Read full book review >