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In the Body of the World - A Memoir of Cancer and Connection

Eve Ensler

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From the bestselling author of The Vagina Monologues and one of Newsweek's 150 Women Who Changed the World, a visionary memoir of separation and connection-to the body, the self, and the world Playwright, author, and activist Eve Ensler has devoted her life to the female body-how to talk about it, how to protect and value it. Yet she spent much of her life disassociated from her own body-a disconnection brought on by her father's sexual abuse and her mother's remoteness. "Because I did not, could not inhabit my body or the Earth," she writes, "I could not feel or know their pain." But Ensler is shocked out of her distance. While working in the Congo, she is shattered to encounter the horrific rape and violence inflicted on the women there. Soon after, she is diagnosed with uterine cancer, and through months of harrowing treatment, she is forced to become first and foremost a body-pricked, punctured, cut, scanned. It is then that all distance is erased. As she connects her own illness to the devastation of the earth, her life force to the resilience of humanity, she is finally, fully-and gratefully-joined to the body of the world. Unflinching and inspiring, Ensler's In the Body of the World calls on us all to embody our connection to and responsibility for the world.

Language:

English

Length:

4h 15m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:53


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:45


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:50


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:32


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

04:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

00:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:38


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

00:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

03:20


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

03:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:51


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:06


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:12


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:22


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:43


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:37


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

08:20


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:14


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:08


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

04:55


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:29


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:38


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:38


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

00:45


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

01:25


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:23


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

07:09


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:06


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:26


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

05:10


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

06:02


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

11:00


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

11:34


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:13


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:45


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:24


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:31


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

04:08


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

00:49


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

04:41


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

00:59


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:42


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

03:59


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

10:47


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

01:22