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In the Body of the World

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2013

    Don't recommend

    Having worked in healthcare for 34 years I am well aware of what a human undergoes. Some of the worst procedures are hysterically described and deeply depersonalizing. However, Ms. Ensler makes one feel that she was the only who could describe the atrocities she was faced with. I am very glad that she is well but the short account of her endurance of her treatment process was inelegant and not helpful to someone who recognizes her name and is hoping for some emotional help as well as general medical knowledge of what she underwent. She could have written in a much quieter voice and still have told her story. She needs to remember that people need hope and a gentle voice - reading this book would make one wish for immediate death.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2013

    Beautiful book and beautiful woman!!

    Beautiful book and beautiful woman!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    Amazing and inspirational. Eve Ensler is a brave, honest and gif

    Amazing and inspirational. Eve Ensler is a brave, honest and gifted writer. She tells the story of her ordeal with cancer in such an inspiring way I was happy to be able to recommend this book to a friend fighting cancer. Thank you Eve for all you are doing to help women around the world and especially in the Congo. You are a true role model for all of us.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2013

    For someone who writes in excrutiating detail about other people

    For someone who writes in excrutiating detail about other people's physical suffering, she comes across as shallow about her own emotional  suffering.  I admit that I am biased in that I know and love some of the people referenced in this book and have also lived with loved ones who lived with, and died while, suffering the monstrous indignities of cancer and the present day treatment. I deeply appreciate how this book will help prepare some individuals with the gruesomeness of dealing with cancer and the treatments that are currently available to us. Taken in its totality, however, and as admirable as her overall body of work people should be, both written and in action might be, I find this particular work, as a memoir, to be narcissistic and shallow. 

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    Posted April 3, 2013

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