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 all across America and at hundreds of college campuses, and has inspired a dynamic grassroots movement - V-Day - to stop violence against women. Witty and irreverent, compassionate, and wise, Eve Ensler´s Obie Award-winning masterpiece gives voice to real women´s deepest fantasies and fears, guaranteeing that no one who hears it will ever look at a woman´s body, or think of sex, in quite the same way again. ´´I am so pleased to present this just-recorded audio edition of my play for people to hear in America and around the world,´´ Ensler said. ´´Often during my travels performing and in discussions about The Vagina Monologues, many people have asked me to make a recording so that they could listen to it again and again. With the online introduction coming just before V-Day 2001, it also means a lot to me that the audible.com sales of The Vagina Monologues will help support the expanding movement to stop violence against women.´´ Hear an Interview with Eve Ensler! 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eve Ensler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rhau/000036/bk_rhau_000036_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
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.
What do vaginas and baseball have in common? Well...it´s really V-Day: a political movement to draw attention to women´s rights that is celebrated on Valentine´s Day - and that Susie looks at through the eyes of a sports fan. Susie goes over stats, batting averages, who´s left on base, sacrifice flies, fan favorites, and more...but it´s not really about baseball. Susie looks at the feminist wars, conservative movements, ´´I am vagina hear me roar,´´ violence against women, and misogyny. V-Day is part of the movement, organized by Eve Ensler, called One Billion Rising. Then, in this week´s ´´Try This at Home´´ mailbag segment, Susie forgoes a listener letter to bring you some inside gossip instead. The topic: whether it´s hotter to shave or not to shave. And this time around, we´re not talking pubic hairs, we´re talking faces! This is a steamy discussion about whether mutton chops, goatees, or clean-shaven faces are sexier. 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. [Episode 559, March 1, 2013] 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/130301/pf_suzy_130301_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.
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, 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/stud/120623/rt_stud_120623_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the best-selling 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 world Playwright, 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. It is then that all distance is erased. 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, generous, and inspiring, Ensler calls on us all to embody our connection to and responsibility for the world. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eve Ensler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001592/bk_aren_001592_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Botox, bulimia, breast implants: Eve Ensler, author of the international sensation The Vagina Monologues, is back, 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 had a blond Clairol wave in their hair. They wore girdles and waist-pinchers....In recent years good girls join the army. They climb the corporate ladder. They go to the gym....They wear painful pointy shoes. They don´t eat too much. They....don´t eat at all. They stay perfect. They stay thin. 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. to Kabul, whose obsessions are also laid bare: A young Latina candidly critiques her humiliating ´´spread´´, a stubborn layer of fat that she calls ´´a second pair of thighs´´. The wife of a plastic surgeon recounts being systematically reconstructed, inch by inch, by her ´´perfectionist´´ husband. An aging magazine executive, still haunted by her mother´s long-ago criticism, describes her desperate pursuit of youth as she relentlessly does sit-ups. Along the way, Eve also introduces us to women who have found a hard-won peace with their bodies: an African mother who celebrates each individual body as signs of nature´s diversity; an Indian woman who transcends ´´treadmill mania´´ and delights in her plump cheeks and curves; and a veiled Afghani woman who is willing to risk imprisonment for a taste of ice cream. These are just a few of the inspiring stories woven through Eve´s global journey from obsession to enlightenment. Ultimately, these monologues become a personal wake-up call from Eve to love the ´´good bodies´´ we inhabit. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Eve Ensler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/000503/bk_rand_000503_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the tradition of The Vagina Monologues and PostSecret, this provocative collection takes a peek behind bedroom doors - satisfying our insatiable desires to look into the private lives of ordinary people Arianne Cohen spent four years collecting 1,500 Sex Diaries and in this book she takes us on a tantalizing tour of American bedrooms through the all-new, provocative, often moving, sometimes shocking, always entertaining real diaries of 40 Sex Diarists. From the Madly-in-Love 17-Year-Old Who Might be Pregnant to the Cheating Father of Three and the Grandma Who Is Perfectly Happy Alone, these tales of love, lust, longing and leaving will shock, titillate, and educate. Cohen serves as tour guide, drawing on her deep database of Sex Diaries for her incisive and illuminating commentary. Cohen was the first editor of the Sex Diaries column, a popular feature in New York magazine, editing it from 2007 to 2010. Her work regularly appears in Marie Claire and The New York Times and she is a contributing editor at Woman´s Day. She is executive producing a TV reality series based on this book. Presents a groundbreaking portrait of relationships in America - including myriad options beyond single, dating, and married Includes Sex Diaries of straight, gay, bi, single, married, young, and older Sex Diarists, published here for the first time Gives listeners tips on how to evaluate their own relationships and sex lives Sex is everywhere in our culture - yet how people best connect and disconnect is largely a mystery. The Sex Diaries Project turns the lights on to reveal the secrets that lie behind closed bedroom doors. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Emily Zeller, Jeff Woodman, Julia Gibson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/005679/bk_adbl_005679_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
As a teenager, Harriet Shawcross stopped speaking at school for almost a year, retreating into herself and communicating only when absolutely necessary. As an adult, she became fascinated by the limits of language, and in Unspeakable she asks what makes us silent.From the inexpressible trauma of trench warfare and the aftermath of natural disaster to the taboo of coming out, Shawcross explores how and why words fail us. From the mountains of Nepal to New York´s theatre district, she travels the world meeting people who constantly wrestle with language. She studies the work of George Oppen, a poet who couldn´t write a line for 25 years; interviews Eve Ensler, whose play The Vagina Monologues gave voice to the truths of female sexuality; and meets the founders of The Samaritans, who have been listening silently to those in need since the 1950s.A beguiling mix of memoir, history, literary criticism and investigative journalism, Unspeakable is a moving and unprecedented study of the power of silence. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Harriet Shawcross. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/cnon/000733/bk_cnon_000733_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.