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Sex Object - A Memoir

Jessica Valenti

NPR Great Read of 2016 Author and Guardian US columnist Jessica Valenti has been leading the national conversation on gender and politics for over a decade. Now, in a darkly funny and bracing memoir, Valenti explores the toll that sexism takes from the every day to the existential. Sex Object explores the painful, funny, embarrassing, and sometimes illegal moments that shaped Valenti's adolescence and young adulthood in New York City, revealing a much shakier inner life than the confident persona she has cultivated as one of the most recognizable feminists of her generation. In the tradition of writers like Joan Didion and Mary Karr, this literary memoir is sure to shock those already familiar with Valenti's work and enthrall those who are just finding it. "Jessica Valenti is a breath of fresh air. She offers the kind of raw honesty that can feel like a punch in the gut, but leaves you with the warmth of a deep embrace." - Ms. Magazine "One of the most visible and successful feminists of her generation." - Washington Post "A gutsy young third wave feminist." - The New York Times

NPR Great Read of 2016 Author and Guardian US columnist Jessica Valenti has been leading the national conversation on gender and politics for over a decade. Now, in a darkly funny and bracing memoir, Valenti explores the toll that sexism takes from the every day to the existential. Sex Object explores the painful, funny, embarrassing, and sometimes illegal moments that shaped Valenti's adolescence and young adulthood in New York City, revealing a much shakier inner life than the confident persona she has cultivated as one of the most recognizable feminists of her generation. In the tradition of writers like Joan Didion and Mary Karr, this literary memoir is sure to shock those already familiar with Valenti's work and enthrall those who are just finding it. "Jessica Valenti is a breath of fresh air. She offers the kind of raw honesty that can feel like a punch in the gut, but leaves you with the warmth of a deep embrace." - Ms. Magazine "One of the most visible and successful feminists of her generation." - Washington Post "A gutsy young third wave feminist." - The New York Times
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NPR Great Read of 2016 Author and Guardian US columnist Jessica Valenti has been leading the national conversation on gender and politics for over a decade. Now, in a darkly funny and bracing memoir, Valenti explores the toll that sexism takes from the every day to the existential. Sex Object explores the painful, funny, embarrassing, and sometimes illegal moments that shaped Valenti's adolescence and young adulthood in New York City, revealing a much shakier inner life than the confident persona she has cultivated as one of the most recognizable feminists of her generation. In the tradition of writers like Joan Didion and Mary Karr, this literary memoir is sure to shock those already familiar with Valenti's work and enthrall those who are just finding it. "Jessica Valenti is a breath of fresh air. She offers the kind of raw honesty that can feel like a punch in the gut, but leaves you with the warmth of a deep embrace." - Ms. Magazine "One of the most visible and successful feminists of her generation." - Washington Post "A gutsy young third wave feminist." - The New York Times

Language:

English

Length:

4h 6m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:27


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:37


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:30


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

14:05


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

08:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

13:15


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

11:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:21


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

12:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

10:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

18:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

13:26


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:31


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:45


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:42


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:34


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

11:15


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

09:58


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:35


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

10:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:15


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:10


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

00:33