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The Vagina Monologues [Kindle Edition]

Eve Ensler , Gloria Steinem
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)

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Laugh-out-loud funny and deeply poignant (INDEPENDENT )

Feminist without being man-hating, entertaining without being trite, and political without being earnest (EVENING STANDARD )

A million women can't be wrong - it IS good! (Jonathan Myserson )

Filled with generous energy and delight (THE TIMES )

Glenn Close

'I feel my life has changed. You don't just hook up with Eve, you become part of her crusade'

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 240 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Virago; New Ed edition (5 Aug 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003O86FHM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #19,739 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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78 of 82 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing book. 20 Mar 2002
Format:Paperback
I picked up this book at the airport without knowing anything about it last July. Despite the fact that my teenage sons were acutely embarrassed that I was reading a book with the word vagina emblazoned across the cover in red (their education started right there!), I could not put it down until I read every word between the covers - luckily it was a long enough flight to finish. Since then I have bought 11 copies as gifts, have been to see the play 4 times (each time dragging along groups of reluctant men or eager women. This book should be compulsory reading for all men who want to understand where women 'are coming from' and all women who want to fee empowered. I am wondering if it sounds too ridiculous to say that this book changed my life. Perhaps that is an overstatement but it certainly changed the way that I feel about my own body.
It is a collection of monologues about the 'blameless vulva' written from different perspectives and covering all aspects of self-image, body awareness, female oppression, violence and a little bit of sex too. It is often very funny, but within minutes you will find yourself crying as some of the monologues are poignant and distressing. Eve Ensler has been incredibly brave in facing many of the issues head on.
Don't hesitate - buy it.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A victory for vaginas, a win for women! 21 May 2001
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Format:Paperback
If your vagina could speak, what would it say? What would it wear? These are some of the questions asked of women during the research that became The Vagina Monologues, a internationally successful play about vaginas.
But the Vagina Monologues is not really just about vaginas, but about how they make people feel. At times entertaining, at times heart-wrenchingly sad, the book recounts the various experiences of women and their vaginas: a dominatrix; an elderly woman, unfamiliar with "down there"; a rape victim; a participant on a vagina workshop.
This is a liberating and educational read for both men and women. The mild titillation of finding the word VAGINA emblazoned across the cover soon turns to deep sympathy, empathy and introspection (and inspection!).
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Amazing Book! I bought all the shop had.... 20 Dec 2001
Format:Paperback
I remembered watching Oprah months ago hearing about the book, so I bought it, and all I can say is what a book! Amazing! I can't stop talking about it. Before I never would have mentioned vagina's to anyone. My mother never mentioned vagina to me. Now when we are out I tell everyone you have to buy it. I went to my local shop and bought all they had (6 copies) for my friends. My boyfriend just laughed when he saw a book with 'Vaginia' in the title beside the bed, thinking it was porn. Then I found him reading it and he was engrossed and amazed and awed at it's content. It covers everything, leaving nothing out. It leaves you in awe of what we can do, and how we really have to stand up for other women around the world. You gotta buy this!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars The Vagina Monologues 2 Sep 2004
Format:Paperback
This book is definitely worth reading. It is both hilariously funny and unbearably sad, serving as a stark reminder of the violence against women which continues to be prevalent throughout modern day society. It also provides a glimpse into some of the different ways women view themselves and in some examples the factors that contributed to or created this self image. It is definitely a book that deserves to be shared among friends and discussed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great but not enough!! 21 July 2009
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
i wanted to read this book forever, and i absolutely loved it. only one downside - so short!! i need the sequel :)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must have modern feminist classic! 9 July 2014
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A must have modern feminist classic!
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1.0 out of 5 stars A good cause clouded by infantile nonsense 28 May 2014
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Format:Paperback
Apparently in the late 90s there were some people in New York who were shocked by the word "vagina". So shocked that they needed a book full of childish blather about female genitalia to lift them out of this funk and propel them towards modernity. I wasn't in New York in the 90s but I was surprised by this assertion. The book is ultimately driving support for a good cause - ending violence against women. However, I am not sure that the book is the most appropriate vehicle and don't understand how, for example, asking women what their vagina would wear is helpful. I found its puerile content, repetition and extreme worthiness very tiring and am amazed that this book was so well received. By all means, campaign to end violence against women but don't bother with this turgid tome on the way.
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2.0 out of 5 stars So not what I expected! 10 April 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I had read the reviews of the play and was looking forward to reading this. Unfortunately it didn't live up to expectations. I guess it just can't substitute the pleasure of seeing it performed on stage. I wouldn't reccomend it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars thought provoking
Amazing..makes you think more about a woman and what our parts actually feel.

I look forward to reading more of Ensler's stuff.
Published 4 months ago by sparkles
1.0 out of 5 stars Imagine my disappointment when I learnt that it is not about a ...
I bought the vagina monologues due to hype it has received. Imagine my disappointment when I learnt that it is not about a talking fanny! Read more
Published 7 months ago by andrew
2.0 out of 5 stars Bought on hype.
this was such an infamous book/performance that I thought I had better find out what the fuss was all about. Read more
Published 8 months ago by T A KEELING
5.0 out of 5 stars An amazing read. Laugh out loud and amazed all at once
I wanted a book that would tell me about myself as a woman. I wanted something that would celebrate me as a woman from a woman's perspective. Read more
Published 9 months ago by Janine Goodchild
2.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
Not as many stories from individuals as hoped....too much promotion of the college initiative. Very admirable and positive in the empowerment of women but not an good read.
Published 15 months ago by MR SIMON J DYSON
5.0 out of 5 stars Vagina Book
I got this for a work mate for Christmas and it made her laugh. I think it was the word Vagina that did it!
Published 15 months ago by Jojo
5.0 out of 5 stars REPLACED BOOK
I PURCHASED THIS BOOK YEARS AGO AND LOANED IT OUT AND NEVER GOT IT BACK - I HAVE READ IT AND DONE THE SAME AGAIN. I HOPE I GET IT BACK THIS TIME.
Published 17 months ago by JUDITH
4.0 out of 5 stars entertaining
have to be careful what i write-the monologue is about the female genitals and what they would say if they could speak..alternative view to womans inner goddess!
Published 18 months ago by M.Clark
5.0 out of 5 stars Now got the set!
Fantastic! I can now add this wonderful book to my collection which includes 'Penis Soliloquoy', 'Perineum Discussion' and 'Tits in Mime'. Read more
Published 20 months ago by M. Gillingwater
5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it
Everyone should read this book - so important for women, and men, around the world to open their eyes and their minds. Wonderful mix of delicacy and brutality from Eve Ensler.
Published 23 months ago by Naomi Worth
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