The Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler

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A poignant and hilarious tour of the last frontier, the ultimate forbidden zone, The Vagina Monologues is a celebration of female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery. In this stunning phenomenon that has swept the nation, Eve Ensler gives us real women's stories of intimacy, vulnerability, and sexual self-discovery.

Celebrated as the bible for a new generation of women, The Vagina Monologues has been performed in cities all across America and at hundreds of college campuses. It has inspired a dynamic grassroots movement—V-Day—to stop violence against women. Witty and irreverent, compassionate and wise, Eve Ensler's Obie Award-winning masterpiece gives voice to women's deepest fantasies and fears, guaranteeing that no one who reads it will ever look at a woman's body, or think of sex, in quite the same way again.

Included in this special edition are testimonials—both joyous and heartbreaking—from young women who have performed The Vagina Monologues at their colleges for V-Day, February 14, to raise money for organizations fighting to protect women.

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About Eve Ensler

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Eve Ensler is an internationally bestselling author and an award-winning playwright whose works include The Vagina Monologues, The Good Body, Insecure at Last, and I Am an Emotional Creature, since adapted for the stage as Emotional Creature. She is the founder of V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls, which has raised more than $90 million for local groups and activists, and inspired the global action One Billion Rising. Ensler lives in Paris and New York City.
Published March 10, 2001 by Villard. 224 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Biographies & Memoirs, Gay & Lesbian. Non-fiction

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Our survival as women depnds on this dialogue.'' The monologues (which range from a painful account of rape to a droll record of a woman learning to really see her vagina for the first time, in a ``vagina workshop'') vary greatly in effect, and other portions of the work (which run from character...

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Ensler may say the words out loud, but they are accompanied by soft-focus lighting, clouds drifting across a sky, pictures of flowers or of the Earth taken from space.

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Publishers Weekly

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Playwright and activist Ensler's off-Broadway hit has been so successful it's spawned an internationally touring show and a nonprofit organization that supports work to stop violence against women and girls.

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Annenberg Digital News

Eve Ensler, who wrote "The Vagina Monologues", began the V-Day movement, which has raised over 70 million dollars.

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Arts Sarasota

Ensler originally performed the monologues as a solo show, and then sent it off onto countless stages, where it has been performed, most often by trios, but sometimes by large groups of women taking turns.

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