Reading The Vagina Monologues –

The Vagina Monologues A landmark in womens empowermentas relevant as ever after a year marked by unprecedented political protestthat honors female sexuality in all its complexity I was worried about vaginas I was worried about what we think about vaginas, and evenworried that we don t think about them So I decided to talk to women about their vaginas, to do vagina interviews, which became vagina monologues I talked with over two hundred women I talked to old women, young women, married women, single women, lesbians, college professors, actors, corporate professionals, sex workers, African American women, Hispanic women, Asian American women, Native American women, Caucasian women, Jewish women At first women were reluctant to talk They were a little shy But once they got going, you couldn t stop them So begins Eve Ensler s hilarious, eye opening tour into the last frontier, the forbidden zone at the heart of every woman Adapted from the award winning one woman show that s rocked audiences around the world, this groundbreaking book gives voice to a chorus of lusty, outrageous, poignant, and thoroughly human stories, transforming the question mark hovering over the female anatomy into a permanent victory sign With laughter and compassion, Ensler transports her audiences to a world we ve never dared to know, guaranteeing that no one who reads The Vagina Monologues will ever look at a woman s body the same way againPraise for The Vagina MonologuesProbably the most important piece of political theater of the last decade The New York TimesThis play changed the world Seeing it changed my soul Performing in it changed my life I am forever indebted to Eve Ensler and the transformative legacy of this playKerry WashingtonSpellbinding, funny, and almost unbearably movingboth a work of art and an incisive piece of cultural history, a poem and a polemic, a performance and a balm and a benediction VarietyOften wrenching, frequently riotous Ensler is an impassioned wit Los Angeles TimesExtraordinarya compelling rhapsody of the female essence Chicago Tribune

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