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'Our Shared Shelf' Book Club

Description: Actress and activist Emma Watson ran Our Shared Shelf, a feminist #bookclub with over 200,000 members. The book club has ended, but Bookshare has compiled the book selections. #adults

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The Vagina Monologues

by Eve Ensler

"I was worried about vaginas. I was worried about what we think about vaginas, and even more worried that we don't think about them. . . . So I decided to talk to women about their vaginas, to do vagina interviews, which became vagina monologues. I talked with over two hundred women. I talked to old women, young women, married women, single women, lesbians, college professors, actors, corporate professionals, sex workers, African American women, Hispanic women, Asian American women, Native American women, Caucasian women, Jewish women. At first women were reluctant to talk. They were a little shy. But once they got going, you couldn't stop them. "

So begins Eve Ensler's hilarious, eye-opening tour into the last frontier, the forbidden zone at the heart of every woman.

Adapted from the award-winning one-woman show that's rocked audiences around the world, this groundbreaking book gives voice to a chorus of lusty, outrageous, poignant, and thoroughly human stories, transforming the question mark hovering over the female anatomy into a permanent victory sign.

With laughter and compassion, Ensler transports her audiences to a world we've never dared to know, guaranteeing that no one who reads The Vagina Monologues will ever look at a woman's body the same way again.

Date Added: 05/04/2018

Year: 2017

Month: January

Women Who Run with the Wolves

by Clarissa Pinkola Estes

The author brings to bear on this book her experience as a Jungian psychoanalyst, a poet and a canta-dora, keeper of the old stories. She explores the nature of the feminine, the wild woman archetype on which we all draw, and celebrates the freedom of expression and growth that results when we embrace it fully.

Date Added: 05/04/2018

Year: 2017

Month: March

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