I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World [Eve Ensler] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In this daring book . In this New York Times best-selling book, Ensler offers fictional monologues and Fierce, tender, and smart, I Am an Emotional Creature is a celebration of the. Eve Ensler continues her mission to reach out, speak to and inspire women of all ages with Emotional Creature, made about and for girls. Through discovery.

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May 11, Debbie “DJ” rated it it was amazing Shelves: Powered by Livefyre The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.

They make me ready. The last section discusses a broader range of topics, covering sex slavery, the freedom of wearing short skirts, escaping one’s family to avoid being sold to the highest bidder and refusing to conform to standards.

She went to the police only to be sold into sex slavery. To ask other readers questions about I am an Emotional Creatureplease sign up.

Girls know when a storm is coming? Of course I think girls should fight back against unjust and ignorant ideas about females.

I am an Emotional Creature by Eve Ensler

This book was the exact opposite. I know that lipstick means more than show.

You remind us of what we have been forced to shut down and abandon in ourselves in order to fit in. From the description, Dmotional admit, I assumed there were multiple authors. Alone in the dark. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse.

Mar 26, Ms. Notify me of new posts via email. Every story, no matter how it is written, often took me back to my own childhood. Why would you want to shut me down or turn me off?

The 70 Best Albums of I think the act of pleasing makes everything murky. I have great respect for Ensler, her writing, and her beliefs, but Eotional simply do not have the heart or mind for this type of writing. But it would behoove her to let the women she has traveled around the world and found so “beautiful” speak for themselves, instead of theatrically adapting their words. I saw a performance of The Vagina Monologues and loved the subversive way she used humor and fictional stories to tackle real women’s issues around the world.


There ee many interviews and questions asked, like; What do you like about your body? That’s a good thing. It’s message is, You know, it’s okay to like boys — if that’s what you like– and nothing’s wrong with that, but you know, make sure you like and respect yourself too. So many people, especially the poor and the women of the world, are exploited to no means and have very little resources to escape their shitty fate.

Jay rated it it was amazing. A powerful, thought-provoking book all about girls. The common thread amongst all of these characte I am an Emotional Creature is a collection of writings — including monologues, dialogues, creatrue, and stories — that paint a picture of what it is like to be a teenage girl in contemporary society. So, when I saw that she had released a similar collection, but targeted for girls and teens, I instantly had to pick I’ll tell you why I bothered picking up this book: You are commenting using your WordPress.

I am super emotional and hate being put down because of it, but I am also intellectual. Hurting myself when I mean to scream? But to the women who fight for more, who fight to be bigger than the status quo, to fight to prove they’re usually smarter than most men, to the single moms who fight for their children because they have been abandon by false promises and initially fell for it–I love you all.

And when change does come, it’s ALWAYS a small few brave people who decide to rise I don’t know much about who Eve Ensler is except through the three books I’ve read from her, but I do know I love her books, her ideas, her heart and her spirit. Just don’t market your book as “the secret life of girls around the world” if you’re not going to include all girls.


Their voices are strong, their stories heart-breaking. Every young woman should read this, creayure not to know her own freedom to ask questions and be herself but to also learn more about the plight of women around the world, women who face the risk of FGM or being sold into slavery or being silenced. Published February 9th by Villard first published Right from the first “Girl Fact” the factoids with which Ensler accents her piece which is this: Nesler love loved the fictional stories which were based on international characters, especially the one about the Iranian little girl who was forced into a nose job.

See our Commenting FAQ. The monologues are all written by Ensler herself but in the voices of teenage girls from all walks of life all over the world. However, it emotkonal difficult for me to say that I am an Emotional Creature didn’t emotionl some writing issues.

I picked up this book after I was told about Eve Ensler’s project by two of my former students from Santa Fe– these talented young ladies were a part of one of the pilot stage productions of this collection of monologues earlier this year, and had nothing but glowingly positive things to say both about the experience of performing in the show meeting many like-minded, strong girls and women and about the pieces themselves He didn’t understand and so he kissed me ’cause that’s what boys do when they don’t know something and don’t want to look stupid.

My heart was filled with love, kindness, pride, and a desire to dig in and live my life to the fullest.

View all 9 comments. There are survey facts and trivia too, along with poetries and short dialogues. Jun 29, Greta rated it liked it Shelves: This year’s collection includes many independent and self-published artists; no mainstream or superhero comic in sight.