The Vagina MonologuesBook - 2008 | Tenth anniversary edition --.
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 again.
Praise for The Vagina Monologues
"Probably the most important piece of political theater of the last decade." - The New York Times
"This 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 play." -Kerry Washington
"Spellbinding, funny, and almost unbearably moving...both a work of art and an incisive piece of cultural history, a poem and a polemic, a performance and a balm and a benediction." - Variety
"Often wrenching, frequently riotous.... Ensler is an impassioned wit." - Los Angeles Times
"Extraordinary...a compelling rhapsody of the female essence." -Chicago Tribune
From the critics
Age SuitabilityAdd Age Suitability
jraxlly thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over
Sexual Content: Discussion of the vagina and images realating to sexual intercourse, and consent.
Sexual Content: An adult woman gives a minor girl alcohol in order to sexually seduce her.
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"[...] it dawned on me that nothing was more important than stopping violence toward women--that the desecration of women indicated the failure of human beings to honor and protect life and that this failing would, if we did not correct it, be the end of us all. [...] When you rape, beat, maim, mutilate, burn, bury, and terrorize women, you destroy the essential life energy on the planet. You force what is meant to be open, trusting, nurturing, creative, and alive to be bent, infertile, and broken."
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The beginning of this book is the actual Vagina Monologues. With the introduction peices in italic and then the monologues in normal print. The stories are quite short and are on a variety of topics, from rape, to abuse, to consent etc. Following the monologues there is a section on V-day which is a movement to preform the monologues on Valentines day in order to raise funds and awareness for voilence against women. There is an information section and a letters section.