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In the body of the world : a memoir of cancer and connection

Author: Eve Ensler
Publisher: New York Picador/Henry Holt and Company, 2014. ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Picador EditionView all editions and formats
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BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY: GENERAL. From the bestselling author of "The Vagina Monologues" and one of "Newsweek"'s 150 Women Who Changed the World, a visionary memoir of separation and connection--to the body, the self, and the worldPlaywright, author, and activist Eve Ensler has devoted her life to the female body--how to talk about it, how to protect and value it. Yet she spent much of her life disassociated from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Eve Ensler; Eve Ensler
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eve Ensler
ISBN: 9781250043979 1250043972
OCLC Number: 878789549
Notes: "A Metropolitan Book" --Title page.
Description: xiii, 221 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Divided --
The beginning of the end, or In your liver --
Dr. Deb, or Congocancer --
Somnolence --
Cancer town --
Dr. Handsome --
What we don't know going into surgery --
This is where you will cross the Uji River --
Two questions --
Uterus = hysteria --
Falling, or Congo stigmata --
Lu --
Here's what's gone --
The stoma --
How'd I get it? --
Circumambulating --
Ice chips --
Patient --
The rupture/the Gulf spill --
Becoming someone else --
Beware of getting the best --
Stages/5.2b --
Infusion suite --
Arts and crafts --
The room with a tree --
A buzz cut --
Getting port --
The chemo isn't for you --
Tara, Kali, and Sue --
Crowd chemo --
The obstruction, or How tree saved me --
I was that girl who was supposed to be dead, or How pot saved me later --
Riding the lion --
Chemo day five --
On the couch next to me --
I love your hair, or The last time I saw my mother --
It was a beach, I think --
Shit --
Rada --
Death and Tami Taylor --
A burning meditation on love --
My mother dies --
De-ported --
Live by the vagina, die by the vagina --
Farting for Cindy --
It wasn't a foreboding --
Congo incontinent --
Leaking --
She will live --
Sue --
Joy --
Mother --
Second wind.
Responsibility: Eve Ensler.

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BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY: GENERAL. From the bestselling author of "The Vagina Monologues" and one of "Newsweek"'s 150 Women Who Changed the World, a visionary memoir of separation and connection--to the body, the self, and the worldPlaywright, author, and activist Eve Ensler has devoted her life to the female body--how to talk about it, how to protect and value it. Yet she spent much of her life disassociated from her own body--a disconnection brought on by her father's sexual abuse and her mother's remoteness. "Because I did not, could not inhabit my body or the Earth," she writes, "I could not feel or know their pain."But Ensler is shocked out of her distance. While working in the Congo, she is shattered to encounter the horrific rape and violence inflicted on the women there. Soon after, she is diagnosed with uterine cancer, and through months of harrowing treatment, she is forced to become first and foremost a body--pricked, punctured, cut, scanned.

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