Monday, July 1, 2013

In the Body of the World: A Memoir by: Eve Ensler

        I knew Eve Ensler's new memoir would be great. How could it not be? After all, Ensler has fearlessly traveled to lands where women are worth less than cattle. She has been a feminist and activist for years, creating safe havens for women in poverty ridden countries. In short, she's pretty amazing and so is her writing. 
        In the Body of the World is partly about Ensler's attempts to connect herself to her body after years of feeling isolated from herself as a result of physical and mental abuse. Even more so, it's about the bitter irony of her fight with uterine cancer. She often contemplates why this cancer has infected her body and left this physical void within her. She writes about this journey with brutal, yet beautiful honesty.   
         Ensler's insight into the world of women shocks us and forces us to look at the world through different perspectives during difficult times. 
Keep a box of tissues near by, you'll need them.