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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They know they are equal to men. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. From genital mutilation in the Congo to anorexia in Beverly Hills, the battleground is always a woman’s body.

I had trouble separating the author’s distinct voice from the characters she was trying to embody. Fierce, tender, and smart, I Am an Emotional Creature is a celebration of the authentic voice inside every girl and an inspiring call to action for girls emotionxl to speak up, follow their dreams, and become the women they were always meant to be.

Women around the world face challenges that are so horrid – anything we in the US can help. The power of women is amazing. This book really made me think about the possitive side of being a girl and inspired me. Every girl must read this book. He didn’t understand and so he kissed me ’cause that’s what boys do when they don’t know something and don’t want to look stupid. 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 emotiona that I finally read this beautiful book.

Their voices are strong, their stories heart-breaking. The book promotes, in the name of independence, three things that I think are dangerous.


Sometimes we forget what girls in some countries or in our own countries have to go through. To understand the extent to which we are held captive to a false story about ourselves, a story about manhood and womanhood that belies the fact that, as humans, we are all emotional creatures. The book was like a balm to the soul of that 16 year old girl that was awkward and prone to tears and carried around a tome of Sylvia Plath poetry because it seemed that she was the only one that had ever understood the depths of emotion that she lived in.


I guess I’m at an interesting juncture at which to consider the questions of girlhood– of the differences and similarities between being a teenage female versus being a twenty-something woman There are probably some girls whose lives are gritty enough to appreciate this book.

To Eve Ensler and people like her, thank you. I am an emotional creature, and there’s nothing wrong with that. The Secret Life of Girls around the World is a must-read for all teenage girls, especially those that can feel the extremely suffocating pressure of the society where they belong.


I also liked this line: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. And that was sad ’cause the joke about my nose always made the guy laugh and then we both relaxed and kissing was always so much better then. However, I think this is too raw for the majority of young girls.

One horrifying girl fact: Starving myself when I love food? The 20 Best Folk Albums of Mar 27, Airiz C rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Why would you want to shut me evw or turn me off? LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. And as the soon-to-be ELA teacher ensleer the Santa Fe Girls’ School and a fierce advocate for teen girls, the words enslre Eve Ensler and other “sisters” of this cause do resonate with me on many levels, though I do get infuriated when the “feminist” message b “The monologues in this book are scripts for girls’ resistance.


What we would all be if the big door inside us flew open. Everyone’s making everything up There is no one in charge except for those who pretend to be No one is coming No one is going to Rescue you Mind-read your needs Know your body better than you Always fight back Ask for it Say you want it Cherish your solitude Take trains by yourself to places you have never been Sleep out alone under the stars Learn how to drive a stick shift Go so far away that you stop being afraid of not coming back Say no when you don’t want to do something Say yes if your instincts are strong even if everyone around you disagrees Decide whether you want to be liked or admired Decide if fitting in is more important than finding out what you’re doing here Believe in kissing Fight for tenderness Care as much as you do Cry as much as you want Insist the world be theater and love the drama Take your time Move as fast as you do as long as it’s your speed.


They make me strong. It’s message is, You know, it’s okay to like boys — if that’s what you like– and nothing’s wrong with that, but you know, make sure you like and respect yourself too. The author has brilliantly created unique girl voices, and the stories are so well drawn, I feel like the girls are real and that I know and understand them.

Right from the eev “Girl Fact” the factoids with which Ensler accents her piece which is this: Okay, now for the bad stuff. Why am I apologizing every time I express my needs? Girls know when a storm is coming?


They pulse through my organs and legs And burn up my ears. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: And herein lies the basic issue I have with Ensler’s work; she invariably tries to create a voice for an audience that have their own voices.

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

If he rapes you, surrender, ehsler will get killed trying to defend yourself Don’t travel alone You are nothing without a man Don’t make the first move, wait for him to notice you Don’t be too loud Follow the crowd Obey the laws Don’t know too much Tone it down Find someone rich It’s how you look that matters, not what you think.

The final “I Am An Emotional Creature” poem encapsulates the whole point and purpose of this book, this project in perhaps my eeve form Dec 04, Jessica-Robyn rated it liked it Shelves: Popmatters is wholly independently owned and operated.

I didn’t even have to make a joke about it. Gillian, for instance, says in the book’s introduction: Read it Forward Read it first. This book packs a lot of big ideas into very few words, but like any anthology enslef has some limitations. Most Read Entertainment Stories Renton post office renamed to honor Jimi Hendrix, while new exhibition looks at icon’s early years Top 10 movies of I know that one kiss can take away all my decision-making ability emotiona sometimes, you know, it should.