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 wish I had this book when I was a girl. Read it Forward Read it first. This wnsler 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.

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For example, in her story of the Kenyan girl who escaped getting sold forced into a marriage by her father, the girl wasn’t even Muslim!!! I think the act of pleasing makes everything murky. I’d like to think it would have had an impact on me and how I saw myself and the world.

I had trouble separating the author’s distinct voice from the characters she was trying to embody. Gillian, for instance, says in the book’s introduction: Sep 26, Shana rated it did not like it. The stories in this book are both touching and extremely eye opening.

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Another line in the manifesta says to always fight back. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Even though these stories are smart and haunting, the book seemed lightweight in some way.

I’ve been wanting to read this book for years after falling in love with the epilogue poem ‘Manifesta to Young Women and Girls’ when I was 21, so I’m happy that I finally read this beautiful book.

Shout out loud, tell everyone, fantastic. That kind of unity is so great and empowering, especially during that awkward period where young girls feel like no one dnsler feels this awkward emotions or that no one “gets” them.

She was comfortable, even happy, with her distinctive nose, and is devastated by the change. In all of these stories, esp. Mar 26, Ms. Even when I didn’t connect with the individual stories I still felt this rush of inspiration.

All of the stories it is so hard to select a choice few are so moving, but emktional was one story, about a young girl who was upset that her parents got her a nose job, that I thought was so quirky and wonderful that I had to share an excerpt with you: Dec 06, Elizabeth A rated it emptional it Shelves: Post was not sent – check your email addresses!

There were many interviews and questions asked, like; What do you like about your body?

I am an Emotional Creature

Hurting myself when I mean to scream? The pieces play into stereotypes of girls in third world countries, which makes me warry and wonder if Ms. Some stories about sex trafficking or dealing with being a “masculine” girl were so amazing, but some of the more experimental free verse passages didn’t always do it for me.


I am an emotional I am an emotional, devotional, incandotional, creature. To achieve that, she provides insight into what it might be like to live as a young woman today. But the breadth of this book has narrowed considerably — where she once talked exclusively about women, Ensler has shifted to a new focus group: Moreover, Ensler has seemingly not considered that teaching girls about what Barbie means in our society, as well as the history behind her creation, might release them from her clutches more than removing her would.

I think it goes without saying that books like I am an Emotional Creature are important.

View all 9 comments. The tone of the play ranges from funny to awkward to heartbreaking, but its main purpose is to encourage female empowerment. There’s no real “connection” in her book and most of the pieces come off as inauthentic.


Engagement is always the first step to involvement and change for the better. Trivia About I am an Emotional Most were written in free verse, which I loved. Their creatture are strong, their stories heart-breaking.