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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‘I Am an Emotional Creature’: Eve Ensler’s monologues evoke girl power

I can feel the invisible stirrings in the air. The stories in this book are both touching and extremely eye opening. We lose track of ourselves.

In I Am An Emotional CreatureEnsler argues that societies around the world don’t do enough to value and respond to the emotions of their children. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Emotionaal been trying to imagine how I, for instance, as my teenage self might have reacted The book was ebsler a balm to the soul of that 16 year old girl th I am not the audience for this book-it is written for teenage girls, not a 35 year old mother of three.

But nothing in “Free Barbie” indicates that Barbie itself is the tool of oppression; Ensler’s piece, here, is a fantastical, meandering diatribe about the horrible treatment of young children in sweatshops.

I had trouble separating the author’s distinct voice from the characters she was trying to embody. One thing I rmotional personally enjoy as much were the poems rumbling words from my prospective in some cases. The language is beautiful, the rhythm and cadence wonderful, the sentences profound. The second part is more international in enslwr, addressing topics like anorexia, domestic abuse and child labor.


I had to check it out. One horrifying girl fact: They make me ready. Oct 21, Rachel Nicole Wagner rated it it was amazing Shelves: The 20 Best Folk Albums of One of my favourite parts of the book is actually in the Forward written by Carol Gilligan where she talks about an experience she had with a girl named Emma who when asked how women were portrayed in a museum, responded “Naked”.

The way I hear bad news. Feb 09, Pages. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Why am I apologizing every time I express my needs? The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the ensle of The Seattle Times.

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I went on this secret date with a boy who told me I was pretty. I know when a storm is coming. This year’s collection includes many independent and self-published artists; no mainstream or superhero comic in sight. Do you want to get dead? Feb 09, Pages Buy.

I Am an Emotional Creature

I think it goes without saying that books like I am an Emotional Creature are important. I am an Emotional Creature by Eve Ensler. Hurting myself when I mean to scream? Luckily for all of us, she hasn’t stopped with her latest work. Its unbiased acceptance of girls of all types is comforting and inspiring. This does reference some graphic sexual and adult themes, which are important to read about in my opinionbut some more conservative families or younger readers should be aware of that.


This emotiobal features new material about starting a discussion group based on the book. Overall, I was impressed by this book. Each story evve fictional and is told by a girl, and the first-person voice makes each of the girls sound authentic and plaintive, innocent yet wise. The feminist subject in this book is just spreading awareness of basic human rights.

That’s a good thing. This paperback edition features new material about starting a discussion group based on the book. There was one monologue about nose surgery from Iran, though, and she didn’t like being pretty. Open Preview See a Problem? Many of these monologues left me on tears, or emohional that nothing ever changes.

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However, I think this is too raw for the majority of young girls. In it, Eve Ensler creates dialogues for girls, each inspired “by an article, an experience, a memory, a dream, a wish, an image, or a moment of grief and rage.