Book review: Wolf's 'Misconceptions' is whiny, disjointed

  • by: Katy Read , Star Tribune
  • Updated: September 15, 2001 - 11:00 PM

It sounds like Naomi Wolf had a miserable time becoming a mother. She encountered brusque doctors, nosy strangers, patronizing guidebooks. She labored in a cramped, fluorescent-lit delivery room, was subjected to medical procedures she'd hoped to avoid and finally was wheeled, panicky and confused, into a chilly operating room where her baby was delivered by Caesarean section. Later, as a new mom, Wolf suffered depression, boredom, isolation and the contempt of a society that undervalues the work that mothers do.

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