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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.
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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