Author(s): Eve Ensler
This expanded edition of the bestseller that changed the way women think about their bodies features a diverse set of new monologues in addition to those previously included, as well as a new introduction by a leader in feminist thought and a new afterword about the global influence of The Vagina Monologues.
A celebration of female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery, The Vagina Monologueswas adapted from the award-winning one-woman show that has rocked audiences around the world. This groundbreaking book gives voice to a chorus of lusty, outrageous, poignant, and thoroughly human stories, 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.
"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. . . . Written with a bluntness that is nevertheless intensely lyrical, 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 "Frank, humorous and moving . . . a compelling rhapsody of the female essence. Ultimately, Ensler achieves something extraordinary."--Chicago Tribune "Often wrenching, frequently riotous. . . . Ensler is an impassioned wit."--Los Angeles 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 "I feel my life has changed. You don't just hook up with Eve, you become part of her crusade. There's a corps of us who are Eve's army."--Glenn Close
EVE ENSLER is a playwright, performer and activist. She is the award-winning author of The Vagina Monologues, which has been translated into 45 languages and performed in over 112 countries. Eve is also the founder/artistic director of V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls, which has raised over 100 million dollars in 19 years. She is the recipient of many awards including the Guggenheim Fellowship Award in Playwriting, and has received numerous honorary degrees.