I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World

In this daring book, internationally acclaimed author and playwright Eve Ensler offers fictional monologues and stories inspired by girls around the globe. Fierce, tender, and smart,  i am an emotional creature is a celebration of the authentic voice inside every girl and an inspiring call to action for girls everywhere to speak up, follow their dreams, and become the women they were always meant to be.

This edition features new material about starting a discussion group based on the book.

West of the Jordan: A Novel Bluestreak Book 19

Khadija is terrified by the sexual freedom of her American friends, but scarred, both literally and figuratively, by her father's abusive behavior. Mawal is the stable one, living steeped in the security of Palestinian traditions in the West Bank. Through the narratives of four cousins at the brink of maturity, and loves of girls struggling with national, Laila Halaby immerses her readers in the lives, friendships, ethnic, and sexual identities.

Hala is torn between two worlds-in love in Jordan, drawn back to the world she has come to love in Arizona. Interweaving their stories, allowing us to see each cousin from multiple points of view, Halaby creates a compelling and entirely original story, a window into the rich and complicated Arab world.

Soraya is lost in trying to forge an acceptable life in a foreign yet familiar land, in love with her own uncle, and unable to navigate the fast culture of California youth. This is a brilliant and revelatory first novel by a woman who is both an Arab and an American, who speaks with both voices and understands both worlds.


The Good Body

Botox, author of the international sensation the Vagina Monologues, bulimia, is back, breast implants: Eve Ensler, this time to rock our view of what it means to have a “good body. In the 1950s, ” eve writes, girls were “pretty, perky. They. Ultimately, these monologues become a personal wake-up call from Eve to love the “good bodies” we inhabit.

They wore girdles and waist-pinchers. They had a blond Clairol wave in their hair. They stay perfect. I could never be good. The good body starts with eve’s tortured relationship with her own “post-forties” stomach and her skirmishes with everything from Ab Rollers to fad diets and fascistic trainers in an attempt get the “flabby badness” out.

As eve hungrily seeks self-acceptance, she is joined by the voices of women from L. A. They don’t eat too much.

The Apology

Sexually and physically abused by her father, Eve has struggled her whole life from this betrayal, longing for an honest reckoning from a man who is long dead. The apology, compassion, written by eve from her father's point of view in the words she longed to hear, attempts to transform the abuse she suffered with unflinching truthfulness, and an expansive vision for the future.

It is revolutionary, honesty, asking everything of each of us: courage, and forgiveness. After years of work as an anti-violence activist, by her, she decided she would wait no longer; an apology could be imagined, for her, to her. Through the apology eve has set out to provide a new way for herself and a possible road for others, so that survivors of abuse may finally envision how to be free.

Immeasurable grace. Anita hill“courageous, transformative, and yes--healing. Anne lamott"Unflinchingly increases our understanding of the human experience. Michael cunningham“The Apology will change how all of us think about our souls. Johann hari“Shatteringly brilliant. The times "the geometry of toxic masculinity is contained within these pages.

Marc maronlike millions of women, Eve Ensler has been waiting much of her lifetime for an apology.

Honors Physics Essentials: An APlusPhysics Guide

Honors physics essentials is an easy-to-read guide to algebra-based introductory physics, energy, thermal physics, impulse, microelectronics, fluids, optics, dynamics, waves, power, electrostatics, circuits, sound, magnetism, rotational kinematics, work, gravity, momentum, featuring more than 500 worked-out problems with full solutions and covering topics such as: kinematics, uniform circular motion, and modern physics.

This book is designed to assist beginning physics students in their high school and introductory college physics courses as an invaluable supplemental resource in class as well as a review guide for standardized physics assessments such as the SAT Subject Test in Physics, PRAXIS Physics, and CST Physics exams.

Honors physics Essentials is integrated with the APlusPhysics. Com website, videos, animations, which includes online question and answer forums, and supplemental problems to help you master the essential concepts of physics. Advance praise for Honors Physics Essentials:"This book is thorough and entertaining.

The charts and illustrations helped me organize key information, and I felt like I understood the concepts behind every question on the test. Nick, Physics Student. The physics concepts are explained clearly enough for anyone to understand. Jeff, Physics Teacher.

The Member of the Wedding

Bolstered by lively conversations with her house servant, so deep is her desire to be the member of something larger, on the honeymoon, uninvited, Berenice, hoping even to go, and her six-year-old male cousin — not to mention her own unbridled imagination — Frankie takes on an overly active role in the wedding, more accepting than herself.

Here is the story of the inimitable twelve-year-old Frankie, who is utterly, hopelessly bored with life until she hears about her older brother’s wedding. The novel that became an award-winning play and a major motion picture and that has charmed generations of readers, Carson McCullers’s classic The Member of the Wedding is now available in small- format trade paperback for the first time.

. A marvelous study of the agony of adolescence” Detroit Free Press, astute, The Member of the Wedding showcases Carson McCullers at her most sensitive, and lasting best.

Necessary Targets: A Story of Women and War

In her first new work since the vagina monologues, eve ensler tells the story of two American women, her Obie Award-winning smash hit, a Park Avenue psychiatrist and a human rights worker, who go to Bosnia to help women confront their memories of war and emerge deeply changed themselves. Necessary targets is a groundbreaking play about women and war—about the violence of dark memories and the enduring resilience of the human spirit.

Melissa, an ambitious young writer, and J. S. A successful but unsatisfied middle-aged psychiatrist, have nothing in common beyond the methods they have been taught to distance themselves from other people. As J. S. Begins to feel compassion for the women whose tragedies she has been sent to expose, she turns on Melissa, who finds safety in control.

And the women she is supposedly treating find a common ground, a place to be taught and a place to learn. Necessary targets has been staged in new york by Meryl Streep, and Calista Flockhart, Anjelica Huston, and performed in Sarajevo with Glenn Close and Marisa Tomei. In an unexpected moment of revelation, J.


In the Body of the World: A Memoir of Cancer and Connection

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. While working in the congo, she is shattered to encounter the horrific rape and violence inflicted on the women there. It is then that all distance is erased.

Soon after, she is diagnosed with uterine cancer, punctured, cut, and through months of harrowing treatment, she is forced to become first and foremost a body—pricked, scanned. 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.

From the bestselling author of the vagina monologues and one of newsweek's 150 women Who Changed the World, the self, author, and activist Eve Ensler has devoted her life to the female body—how to talk about it, a visionary memoir of separation and connection—to the body, and the worldPlaywright, how to protect and value it.

As she connects her own illness to the devastation of the earth, her life force to the resilience of humanity, she is finally, fully—and gratefully—joined to the body of the world. Unflinching, and inspiring, generous, Ensler calls on us all to embody our connection to and responsibility for the world.


A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer: Writings to Stop Violence Against Women and Girls

With information on how to organize an “until the violence Stops” event in your community, a Rant, a Monologue, A Memory, and a Prayer is a call to the world to demand an end to violence against women. In the current era, it takes some brain racking to think of anyone else doing anything quite like Ensler.

But above all, together they create a true and profound portrait of this issue’s effect on every one of us. Selections from the “until the violence stops” festivalfeaturing writings by abiola abrams • edward albee • tariq ali • maya angelou • periel aschenbrand • patricia bosworth • nicole burdette • kate clinton • kimberle crenshaw • michael cunningham • edwidge danticat • ariel dorfman • mollie doyle • slavenka drakulic • michael eric dyson • dave eggers • kathy engel • eve ensler • jane fonda • carol gilligan • jyllian gunther • suheir hammad • Christine House • Marie Howe • Carol Michèle Kaplan • Moisés Kaufman • Michael Klein • Nicholas Kristof • James Lecesne • Elizabeth Lesser • Mark Matousek • Deena Metzger • Susan Miller • Winter Miller • Susan Minot • Robin Morgan • Kathy Najimy • Lynn Nottage • Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy • Sharon Olds • Hanan al-Shaykh • Anna Deavere Smith • Diana Son • Monica Szlekovics • Robert Thurman • Betty Gale Tyson • Alice Walker • Jody Williams • Erin Cressida Wilson • Howard ZinnThis groundbreaking collection, edited by author and playwright Eve Ensler, features pieces from “Until the Violence Stops, ” the international tour that brings the issue of violence against women and girls to the forefront of our consciousness.

She’s a countercultural consciousness-raiser, an empowering figure, a truth-teller. Chicago Tribune. These diverse voices rise up in a collective roar to break open, and examine the insidiousness of brutality, neglect, a punch, expose, or a put-down. Here is edward albee on s&m; maya angelou on women’s work; michael cunningham on self-mutilation; Dave Eggers on a Sudanese abduction; Carol Gilligan on a daughter witnessing her mother being hit; Susan Miller on raising a son as a single mother; and Sharon Olds on a bra.

Birds Without Wings

The setting is a small village in southwestern Anatolia in the waning years of the Ottoman Empire. In his first novel since corelli’s mandolin, Louis de Bernières creates a world, populates it with characters as real as our best friends, and launches it into the maelstrom of twentieth-century history.

It’s a place that has room for a professional blasphemer; where a brokenhearted aga finds solace in the arms of a Circassian courtesan who isn’t Circassian at all; where a beautiful Christian girl named Philothei is engaged to a Muslim boy named Ibrahim. Everyone there speaks Turkish, though they write it in Greek letters.

. But all of this will change when Turkey enters the modern world. Epic in sweep, intoxicating in its sensual detail, Birds Without Wings is an enchantment.

Snow Flower and the Secret Fan: A Novel

They painted letters on fans, embroidered messages on handkerchiefs, thereby reaching out of their isolation to share their hopes, dreams, and composed stories, and accomplishments. With the arrival of a silk fan on which snow flower has composed for Lily a poem of introduction in nu shu, their friendship is sealed and they become “old sames” at the tender age of seven.

Lily is haunted by memories–of who she once was, and of a person, long gone, who defined her existence. In nineteenth-century china, when wives and daughters were foot-bound and lived in almost total seclusion, the women in one remote Hunan county developed their own secret code for communication: nu shu “women’s writing”.

She has nothing but time now, as she recounts the tale of Snow Flower, and asks the gods for forgiveness. Snow flower and the secret fan is a brilliantly realistic journey back to an era of Chinese history that is as deeply moving as it is sorrowful. The two find solace, developing a bond that keeps their spirits alive.

But when a misunderstanding arises, their lifelong friendship suddenly threatens to tear apart. As the years pass, loneliness, they reflect upon their arranged marriages, through famine and rebellion, and the joys and tragedies of motherhood. Some girls were paired with laotongs, “old sames, ” in emotional matches that lasted throughout their lives.