*Starred Review* Written in the same format as her watershed work, The Vagina Monologues (1998), Ensler’s latest mélange of dramatic voices continues the mission of her philanthropic organization, V-Day, to stop violence against women. Published for adults but aimed straight at young adults, this volume provides a searing look at the inner lives of young females today in entries that explore sex, violence, love, body image, materialism, identity, family, friends, and the future. “You Tell Me How to Be a Girl in 2010” begins the collection with a furious catalog of the state of a girl’s world, from global war to everyday heartbreak: “Girls younger than me are giving blowjobs / in homeroom / and they don’t even know it’s sex.” The sobering international voices include child soldiers, young sex slaves, girls whose boyfriends hit them, and girls who starve and cut themselves. Other girls speak of honesty, tenderness, freedom, accomplishment, self-love, and defiance: “My short skirt / is not an invitation / a provocation / an indication / that I want it / or give it / or that I hook. . . . My short skirt is happiness. / I can feel myself on the ground. I am here. And I am hot.” With moving forewords by Carol Gilligan and Ensler, this powerful title, interspersed with shocking “Girl Facts,” serves as a potent call to girls to honor their emotions and to readers of all ages to uphold human rights at every level, from the boardroom to the bedroom. --Gillian Engberg --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
“A searing look at the inner lives of young females . . . a potent call to girls to honor their emotions and to readers of all ages to uphold human rights at every level, from the boardroom to the bedroom.”—Booklist (starred review)
“Powerful.”—Los Angeles Times
“Leave it to Eve Ensler to get it right.”—Bust magazine
“The emotions are raw and intense. [Ensler’s] writing is very conversational, which gives the stories power.”—The Roanoke Times
“Provocative . . . inspiring.”—Associated Press
This book was terribly written and I just couldn't stay interested. I only bought it because it was required material for a class that was just as of the wall. Read morePublished 20 days ago by Amber Pinkham
Fantastic book! An eye-opening, unique look at what it means to be a girl.Published 1 month ago by Krystle Owens
On every page of I Am An Emotional Creature, Eve Ensler asks us to silently think and consider. She asks of us what Atticus asked of Scout - to put ourselves in someone else's... Read morePublished 2 months ago by bookworm_girl
Not done reading it but this book is good for any girl and young adult !Published 5 months ago by ruined ivy
i encourage ALL girls to read this book! it is a super short read and so amazingPublished 6 months ago by karter
I expected more out of this. It wasn't as inspiring as I thought it would be. It was a good addition to my elementary school library but the girls did not run to it.Published 6 months ago by Claudia A.