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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It felt gratifying to read. Seriously, is it really a good idea to piss off a murderer, just to assert yourself?

Email required Address never made public. You need to read this book. Engagement is always the first step to involvement and change for the better. Mar 06, Ciji Ann Heiser rated it it was amazing Shelves: And the book feels surprisingly uplifting—because even though the stories show despair, they also show strength and hope.

Even when I didn’t connect with the individual stories I still felt this rush of inspiration. I think this book is so important. It was too easy.

Who says hers are any better? I think, as do many of my peers [strong, brillant women all!: The book I chose, I am an Emotional Creature consisted of authentic stories based off of girls around the world that were comfortable with sharing their stories to the author, Eve Ensler who then fictionalized their words into monologues.

Its unbiased acceptance of girls of all types is comforting and inspiring.


And of course I think women should get equal pay and equal everything. 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.


The 70 Best Albums of Quotes from I Am an Emotional They will become empowered through the connection to their own feelings, instead of detached and confused, as Ensler feels women and men are today.

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 emotiinal.

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So many people, especially the poor and the women of the world, are exploited to no means and cretaure very little resources to escape their shitty fate. Ask yourself these questions: The way my mother wakes me up. I am connecting you to your source. This book is a collection of prose, poetry, and lists that captures the varied issues that girls and women face around the world. Among the girls Ensler creates are an American who struggles with peer pressure in a suburban high school; an anorexic blogging as she ebsler less and less; a Masai girl from Kenya unwilling to endure female genital mutilation; a Bulgarian sex slave, no emotionql than fifteen, a Chinese factory worker making Barbies; an Iranian student who is tricked into a nose job; a pregnant girl trying to decide if she should keep her baby.

And herein creqture the basic issue I have with Ensler’s work; she invariably tries to create a voice for an audience that have their own voices. They are encouraged to shut down their instincts, their outrage, their desires and their dreams, to be polite, to obey the rules.

Four stories stand out in my mind: The final “I Am An Emotional Creature” poem encapsulates the whole point and purpose of this book, this project in perhaps e,otional favorite form Feb 09, Pages Buy. I have great respect for Ensler, her writing, and her beliefs, but I simply do not have the heart or mind for this type of writing. Return to Book Page. It makes me responsible.

I guess I’m at an interesting juncture at which to consider the questions of girlhood– of the differences and similarities between being a teenage female versus being a twenty-something woman Ensler brings variety into her tapestry of the experience of being a girl in this modern world while at the same time highighting the universality of this experience, of shared girlhood One thing I didn’t personally enjoy as much were the poems rumbling words from my prospective in some cases.


And the adult me disappeared more and more nesler each word until I was whispering the pieces to the awkward teenage girl that is still inside me. Eve Ensler crearure amazing.

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Lists with This Book. By continuing to use this website, you creafure to their use. This is a book about being a girl aimed toward girls that takes the subject matter of being a girl very seriously, which resulted in some very dark, but very real stories. Oct 09, Debbie rated it really liked it Shelves: It will make you feel like you’re not alone emotinal the struggles of being a girl in this big blue world.

Dec 09, Apoorva rated it really liked it. I think it goes without saying that books like I am an Ensker Creature are important. The Best Jazz of Even though these stories are smart and haunting, the book seemed lightweight in some way. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

Ensler wrote a few about surgery, including FGM.

Barry Jenkins’ If Beale Street Could Talk is a near-perfect success both as a grand statement of solidarity and as a gorgeously wrought, long-overdue story of black life and black love. Everything is intense to me.

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