14 September, 2013

I Am an Emotional Creature:The Secret Life of Girls Around the World by Eve Ensler [Sue W, Central City Library]

syndetics-lcEve Ensler is a strong voice  in literature spot lighting   the rights of women and is creator of V-day, the global campaign to end violence against women. As a writer, her works further champion the embodied experiences of womankind in ways that are both revelatory and always astute, frequently hilarious and often poignant. Her earlier works, The Vagina Monologues and The Good Body, met with critical acclaim and this latest work, is another powerful narrative focusing on the fictitious experiences of girls around the world. Ensler covers  a wide range of cultures and experiences in these powerful pieces, each with its own distinct flavor and narrative style. This book should make required reading on high school curriculums and will have wide spread appeal for women of all ages, not to mention male readers who are attracted to the subject matter and appreciate powerful writing. I love the piece where the girls are playing the "would you rather game", one reluctantly, because the rules state you have to pick at least one of the options, even if they are both equally repulsive to you.

Title: I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World
Author: Eve Ensler
ISBN: 9781400061044
Published: 2010
Publisher: Villard

 - Sue W, Central City Library

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