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Isabel has not written a book blurb in years because she gets so many requests that she couldn’t possibly give each book the attention it deserves. However, she had to make an exception for Eve Ensler’s new memoir In The Body of the World, because, she said, it moved her to her very bones.
As you may recall, Ensler is the author of the episodic play The Vagina Monologues and the founder of V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls. In this memoir Ensler incarnates the pain of the women in Congo, victims of rape and torture, and of the Earth, also a victim of so much desecration. She writes as though her heart and body are broken, but her anger is like fire, and the passion of her writing rattles your soul. This is true literature and true activism. Don’t miss this book!