Naomi Wolf is an author, social critic and political activist who raises awareness of the pervasive inequities that exist in society and politics. She encourages people to take charge of their lives, voice their concerns and enact change.
Wolf’s landmark international bestseller, “The Beauty Myth,” challenged the cosmetics industry and the marketing of unrealistic standards of beauty, launching a new wave of feminism in the early 1990s. The “New York Times” called it one of the most important books of the 20th century. Her next book, “Vagina: A Cultural History,” will be released in 2012.
Other titles by Wolf include “The End of America: A Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot“ and “Give Me Liberty: A Handbook For American Revolutionaries.”
Her international journalism includes the investigative report Guantánamo Bay: The Inside Story for “The Times of London.” She is a columnist for “Project Syndicate,” which publishes her articles in India, Philippines, Egypt and Lebanon. She’s a frequent blogger on “The Huffington Post” and writes cultural commentary for “The Guardian,” “The Washington Post” and “Harper’s Bazaar.” Her TV appearances include “Larry King Live,” “Meet the Press,” “The Joyce Behar Show” and “The Colbert Report.”
A graduate of Yale and a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, Wolf was a consultant to Al Gore during his presidential campaign on women’s issues and social policy. She is co-founder of The Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership and The American Freedom Campaign.