Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer

Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer

by Eve Ensler
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Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer by Eve Ensler

Selections from the “Until the Violence Stops” Festival

Featuring writings by Abiola Abrams • Edward Albee • Tariq Ali • Maya Angelou • Periel Aschenbrand • Patricia Bosworth • Nicole Burdette • Kate Clinton • Kimberle Crenshaw • Michael Cunningham • Edwidge Danticat • Ariel Dorfman • Mollie Doyle • Slavenka Drakulic • Michael Eric Dyson • Dave Eggers • Kathy Engel • Eve Ensler • Jane Fonda • Carol Gilligan • Jyllian Gunther • Suheir Hammad • Christine House • Marie Howe • Carol Michèle Kaplan • Moisés Kaufman • Michael Klein • Nicholas Kristof • James Lecesne • Elizabeth Lesser • Mark Matousek • Deena Metzger • Susan Miller • Winter Miller • Susan Minot • Robin Morgan • Kathy Najimy • Lynn Nottage • Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy • Sharon Olds • Hanan al-Shaykh • Anna Deavere Smith • Diana Son • Monica Szlekovics • Robert Thurman • Betty Gale Tyson • Alice Walker • Jody Williams • Erin Cressida Wilson • Howard Zinn

This groundbreaking collection, edited by author and playwright Eve Ensler, features pieces from “Until the Violence Stops,” the international tour that brings the issue of violence against women and girls to the forefront of our consciousness. These diverse voices rise up in a collective roar to break open, expose, and examine the insidiousness of brutality, neglect, a punch, or a put-down. Here is Edward Albee on S&M; Maya Angelou on women’s work; Michael Cunningham on self-mutilation; Dave Eggers on a Sudanese
abduction; Carol Gilligan on a daughter witnessing her mother being hit; Susan Miller on raising a son as a single mother; and Sharon Olds on a bra.

These writings are inspired, funny, angry, heartfelt, tragic, and beautiful. But above all, together they create a true and profound portrait of this issue’s effect on every one of us. With information on how to organize an “Until the Violence Stops” event in your community, A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer is a call to the world to demand an end to violence against women.

“In the current era, it takes some brain racking to think of anyone else doing anything quite like Ensler. She’s a countercultural consciousness-raiser, an empowering figure, a truth-teller.”
–Chicago Tribune


From the Trade Paperback edition.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307496768
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 12/24/2008
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 240
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Eve Ensler is an internationally bestselling author and an acclaimed playwright whose works for the stage include The Vagina Monologues, Necessary Targets, and The Good Body. She is the author of Insecure at Last, a political memoir. Ensler is the founder of V-Day, the global movement to end violence against women and girls. In the last decade, V-Day has raised more than $70 million for grassroots groups that work to end violence against women and girls around the world. Eve Ensler lives in Paris and New York City.

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Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
modestindecisiv More than 1 year ago
I am a big fan of V-day: Stop the Violence against Women and the Vagina Monologues, both of which Eve Ensler created. I purchased this book thinking that I would read it over a course of several weeks. I read it in a night. As soon as I started to read A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and a Prayer I was absorbed in these stores. Some are true and some are fictional, written in memory of somebody. This book is great for all feminist young and old alike. Some of the stories can be detailed and upsetting. The message is clear in this collection of poems, rants, and monologues. For those who enjoy Eve Ensler's work, I recommend this book. For those who ponder Women's Rights, I recommend this book. I believe this book would be great for a Women's Studies class discussion. Possibly even a book club of some sort. Although, most of the vignettes are not written by Eve Ensler, it is very powerful. I hope that women and men alike can enjoy and respect all the authors stories.