Villard, NY, 1998. Hardcover. First Edition. This uncommon hardcover, with ribbon marker, in a Slipcase with out dust jacket (as issue) . Her Obie Award-winning play. Book is just about fine. A very faint pink shade on side of paper block. Perhaps left by a thumb. Other than that book looks great. Slipcase has some minor discoloration to cloth. Rare edition of this landmark play. As a collector myself, I don't like surprises. All flaws listed. Placed in archival bag. Inscribed by Author on Half Title Page "To Raphaelle - Bless you. Bless Your Vagina" then signed and dated "1998". The year of publication. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: "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.
Review: "I say vagina because I want people to respond," says playwright Eve Ensler, creator of the hilarious, disturbing soliloquies in The Vagina Monologues, a book based on her one-woman play. And respond they do--with horror, anger, censure, and sparks of wonder and pleasure. Ensler is on a fervent mission to elevate and celebrate this much mumbled-about body part. She asked hundreds of women of all ages a series of questions about their vaginas (What do you call it? How would you dress it?) that prompt some wondrous answers. Standouts among the euphemisms are tamale, split knish, choochi snorcher, Gladys Siegelman--Gladys Siegelman?--and, of course, that old standby "down there." "Down there?" asks a composite character springing from several older women. "I haven't been down there since 1953. No, it had nothing to do with [American president] Eisenhower." Two of the most powerful pieces include a jagged poem stitched together from the memories of a Bosnian woman raped by soldiers and an American woman sexually abused as a child who reclaims her vagina as a place of wild joy.
Title: The Vagina Monologues
Publisher: Villard Books
Publication Date: 1998
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition
Book Description Villard, 1998. Book Condition: Good. 1st ed. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP3034426
Book Description Villard. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. book was well loved but cared for. Possible ex-library copy with all the usual markings and stickers. Some light textual notes, highlighting and underling. Bookseller Inventory # 2786584360
Book Description Villard. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2792885882
Book Description Villard. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Bookseller Inventory # 2795365382
Book Description Villard. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2800148357
Book Description Random House Publishing Group. Paperback. Book Condition: As New. This book is almost new and shows only very slight signs of wear. Bookseller Inventory # G0375750525I2N00
Book Description Random House Publishing Group. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Nice condition with minor indications of previous handling. Bookseller Inventory # G0375750525I4N00
Book Description Random House Publishing Group. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Bookseller Inventory # G0375750525I3N00
Book Description Random House Publishing Group. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Light wear to edges and pages. Cover and spine show no easily noticeable damage. Bookseller Inventory # G0375750525I4N00
Book Description Random House Publishing Group. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Appearance of only slight previous use. Cover and binding show a little wear. All pages are undamaged with potentially only a few, small markings. Bookseller Inventory # G0375750525I4N00