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Bellafante, Ginia. “Do We Need More Oprahs?” Time (30 June 1997): 71.

Bellafante deplores Wolf's sketchy information and “dabblings in scholarship” in Promiscuities.

Douglas, Susan J., and Meredith Michaels. “The Belly Politic.” Nation (26 November 2001): 26–29.

Douglas and Michaels offer a negative assessment of Misconceptions.

Duffy, Martha. “Tremors of Genderquake.” Time (27 December 1993): 82.

Duffy faults Wolf for shifting from “serious argument” to “flights of rhetoric” and for cluttering Fire with Fire with lengthy lists and unnecessary details.

Mensinger, Janell Lynn. Review of Promiscuities, by Naomi Wolf. Sex Roles 39, nos. 9–10 (1998): 817–20.

Mensinger encourages the public to read Promiscuities despite its intricate arguments, brazen honesty, and inflated language.

Mitchell, Emily. “The Bad Side of Looking Good.” Time (4 March 1991): 68.

Mitchell discusses Wolf's feminist argument in The Beauty Myth and the critical controversy surrounding the book.

Phillips, Julie. “Bad Girl Blues.” Women's Review of Books 14, nos. 10–11 (July 1997): 34–35.

Phillips offers a positive assessment of Promiscuities, but objects to Wolf's presumptive personal perspective and her proposed solutions.

Powers, Ann. “Like a Virgin.” Voice Literary Supplement (3 June 1997): 20.

Powers offers a generally unfavorable assessment of Promiscuities.

Richler, Jacob. “I Am Woman, Hear Me Bore.” Saturday Night 110, no. 10 (December–January 1996): 14.

Richler reports the proceedings and Wolf's comments at a lecture in Toronto, Canada, in September 1995.

Roberts, Hope. “Push and Pull.” New Republic (19 November 2001): 50.

Roberts discusses the public perception of cesarean section births and criticizes Wolf's negative portrayal of this procedure in Misconceptions.

Rust, Michael. Review of Promiscuities, by Naomi Wolf. Insight on the News (11 August 1997): 36.

Rust presents an overview of Wolf's career, the critical controversy surrounding her writings, and the author's comments on her feminist perspective in a review of Promiscuities.

Senior, Jennifer. “Decrying Wolf.” Mirabella, no. 104 (February 2000): 84.

Senior offers a discussion of Wolf's feminist ideas, career, and association with U.S. presidential candidate Al Gore.

Shapiro, Laura. “Welcome to the Dollhouse.” Newsweek (16 June 1997): 55.

Shapiro offers a favorable assessment of Promiscuities.

Tumulty, Karen. “Wolf Role Elicits Howls from Pro-Gore Women.” Time (15 November 1999): 20.

Tumulty examines the political significance and implications of Wolf's appointment as an advisor to U.S. presidential candidate Al Gore.

Williams, Megan K. Review of Promiscuities, by Naomi Wolf. Herizons 11, no. 4 (fall 1997): 36.

Williams offers a negative assessment of Promiscuities.

Wolf, Naomi, and Kathleen Gasperini. “Beauty, Sports, and Power Feminism.” Women's Sports and Fitness 16, no. 2 (March 1994): 24–25.

Wolf comments on the positive impact of sports participation, recent fitness industry advertisements, and the role of athletics in fostering personal and political empowerment.

Wolf, Naomi, and Karla Mantilla. “Who's Afraid of Naomi Wolf?” Off Our Backs 24, no. 11 (December 1994): 1, 8–11.

Wolf discusses her feminist perspective, the problem of economic disparities in capitalist society, the nature of human aggression, and the role of feminism as an agent of social change.

Wolf, Naomi, Maria McFadden, and Anne Conlon. “A Conversation with Naomi Wolf.” Human Life Review 22, no. 3 (summer 1996): 65–86.

Wolf discusses the moral and legal contradictions of abortion rights, social attitudes toward women's sexuality and contraception, and her effort to foster constructive dialogue between mutually hostile pro-life and pro-choice advocates.

Additional coverage of Wolf's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: Contemporary Authors, Vol. 141; Feminist Writers; and Literature Resource Center.

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