- Hardcover: 185 pages
- Publisher: Random House USA Inc; Revised edition edition (Jan. 2001)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0375505652
- ISBN-13: 978-0375505652
- Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 0.2 x 21 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,568,280 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Vagina Monologues Hardcover – 1 Jan 2001
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Laugh-out-loud funny and deeply poignant (INDEPENDENT)
A million women can't be wrong - it IS good! (Jonathan Myserson)
Fascinating ... I suggest you read it aloud on the Central Line and really wake people up (TIME OUT)
Filled with generous energy and delight (THE TIMES)
Women have entrusted Eve with their most intimate experiences, from sex to birthing...I think readers, men as well as women, will emerge from these pages feeling more free within themselves - and about each other (Gloria Steinem)
Eve Ensler is the Pied Piper. She is leading women and the world to a different consciousness of the essence of women (Gillian Anderson)
Both a celebration of women's sexuality and a condemnation of its violation (New York Times)
Spellbinding, funny, and almost unbearably moving...it is 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) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
* A phenomenon: a play that has changed thousands of lives and inspired a dynamic new women's movement
* With a foreword by Gloria Steinem
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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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!).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Eve Ensler interviewed hundreds of women about their vaginas. Some of the monologues were told verbatim and others were a composite. Read morePublished 5 months ago by G. Smith
Arrived quickly (which was important as I needed to read it for my Book Club) Book was new as expected.Published 7 months ago by A. Hathaway
…as it were.
I first saw these monologues performed in London, sometime in the late ‘90’s. Read more
I've wanted to see this since forever, but never did, so eventually decided I would buy it to read instead. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Happyface
The book itself is very good. But not for me. I was looking for good female monologues fro drama school but couldn't find something that excites me. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Nathaly Herrera
A heady mix of harrowing, sad and comical stories. So touching at times when I found myself relating to these ladies stories and at other times I was disturbed finding that I felt... Read morePublished 17 months ago by Victoria Pope
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