A poignant and hilarious tour of the last frontier, the ultimate forbidden zone, The Vagina Monologues is a celebration of female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery. Hailed as the bible for a new generation of women, it has been performed in cities and colleges throughout the world, and has inspired a dynamic grassroots movement, V-Day, to stop violence against women. Witty and irreverent, compassionate and wise, Eve Ensler's award-winning masterpiece gives voice to real women's deepest fantasies and fears, guaranteeing that no one who reads it will ever look at a woman's body, or think of sex, in quite the same way again. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eve Ensler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/twuk/000059/bk_twuk_000059_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Content in this book was banned from a college classroom that studied The Vagina Monologues. After reading Eve Ensler's book and attending a local production of her play, author Joe DiBuduo wanted to respond with his distinctly creative, male point of view. DiBuduo planned to write a play or screenplay titled The Penis Chronicles. After handing out a questionnaire to a multitude of people who said they would participate, Joe received only one response. The Penis Chronicles couldn't be written with only his and another man's thoughts. Realizing how reticent most men and even his college instructor were to talk about penises, DiBuduo felt obligated to research and share his narrative about the male appendage. He ended up with one monologue - A Penis Manologue. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ian Temple. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/033270/bk_acx0_033270_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This week's show is all about Susie's favorite parts. First, she's once again amazed at the close-mindedness of some school administrators as three high school students were recently suspended for saying the word "vagina" during a production of The Vagina Monologues. Then, Susie says she's recently learned about a product that's designed to shrink your vagina by using all-natural ingredients Shrink your vagina? Susie says this is worth investigating. And, finally, in the Try This at Home mailbag, Susie switches to the male anatomy with two letters about penises. Don't forget, you can send your confidential questions, feedback about the show, and requests for girly cards to firstname.lastname@example.org. (Episode 285, March 16, 2007) Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase this program. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Bright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/suzy/070316/pf_suzy_070316_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Susie is off this week but wants you to enjoy a show from 2007 in which she talks about her favorite body parts. First, she's once again amazed at the closed-mindedness of some school administrators, as three high-school students were suspended for saying the word "vagina" during a production of The Vagina Monologues. Then, Susie says she's recently learned about a product that's designed to shrink your vagina by using all-natural ingredients. Shrink your vagina? Susie says this is worth investigating.And, finally, in the "Try This at Home" mailbag, Susie switches to the male anatomy with two letters about penises.Have a question? You can call Susie's hotline at 831-480-5110. And you can send your confidential questions - plus requests for free samples and blog banners! - to email@example.com. (Encore Edition, June 19, 2009) Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase this program. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Bright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/suzy/090619/pf_suzy_090619_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Thousands of people filled the lawn of the Michigan state capitol in Lansing this past Monday to watch female members of the state's house and senate perform The Vagina Monologues. The performance/rally was a response to a ruckus in Michigan House of Representatives days earlier. Representative Lisa Brown was banned from speaking on any bill after her speech about a bill putting certain limits on abortion. It concluded, "Mr. Speaker, I'm flattered that you're all so interested in my vagina, but 'no' means 'no.'" The Speaker condemned her lack of decorum, video of the speech went viral, and female politicians quickly organized the Vagina Monologues protest.Next, Glen Duncan got strong reviews for his novels and showed up on lists of best young writers. But that didn’t sell his books or get publishers to buy them. Then, in his 40s, Duncan made a drunken New Year’s resolution to write a book about werewolves. He pulled it off, and last year Knopf published The Last Werewolf. The sequel, Talulla Rising, is just out. It’s about a pregnant woman whose lover has died, and every full moon, she turns into a bloodthirsty monster. Then, it’s officially summer: time for Hollywood to roll out a few adaptations of best-selling novels, some big action movies, a somewhat scary fantasy, and maybe a historical drama for mom and dad. But why not all four of those things in one movie?Following that, as long as there have been independent movies, they’ve been defined by the constraints of their budgets. Whether funny or sad, fantastical or realistic, indie movies tend to be intimate, talky, and set in the present. But an off-the-shelf videogame console today unspools computer graphics that George Lucas would have killed for a generation ago. As technology drops in price, computer-generated imagery (CGI) is trickling down, and low-budget films now have an opportunity to compete with Hollywood on its own turf.Then, for decade 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/120623/rt_stud_120623_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Iraq War critic Cindy Sheehan and renowned playwright Eve Ensler discuss the power of protests and their impact on policies and public opinion.Ms. Sheehan recounts taking her anti-war message to the president's doorstep, as described in her new book Peace Mom: A Mother's Journey Through Heartache to Activism. Ms. Ensler, author of The Vagina Monologues and a prominent anti-violence activist, discusses the world's fixation on security in her new book Insecure at Last: Losing It in Our Security-Obsessed World.Ms. Sheehan and Ms. Ensler also discuss the ways in which petitions, rallies, and marches can capture the attention of lawmakers, voters, and the news media.Leonard Lopate is host of the public radio talk show The Leonard Lopate Show, broadcast on WNYC. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Leonard Lopate. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/nsty/000044/sp_nsty_000044_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In honor of Susie's almost-here-but-not-quite-yet upcoming birthday, this week's Front Page offers a remembrance of birthdays past - her Story of O birthday party, her "Saturn returns" party, the "First Year as a Mom" party, even the "Meet me in New Orleans" party - it's all here! In this week's Media Whore section, Susie discusses Betty Dodson's impressions of Eve Ensler's hit play, The Vagina Monologues - more info about sex for pleasure, please, and would the real feminists please stand up? And, in Try This at Home, Susie answers a delicate question about the health aspects of anal sex. Don't forget - you can ask Susie your confidential questions about sex and sexuality by sending mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.For Adults Only: Explicit language. Must be 18 years of age to purchase. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Bright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/suzy/010313/pf_suzy_010313_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.