This expanded edition of the bestseller that changed the way women think about their bodies features a diverse set of new monologues in addition to those previously included, as well as a new introduction by a leader in feminist thought and a new afterword about the global influence of The Vagina Monologues.A celebration of female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery, The Vagina Monologues was adapted from the award-winning one-woman show that has rocked audiences around the world. This groundbreaking book gives voice to a chorus of lusty, outrageous, poignant, and thoroughly human stories, guaranteeing that no one who reads it will ever look at a woman's body, or think of sex, in quite the same way again.
"Probably the most important piece of political theater of the last decade."--The New York Times "This play changed the world. Seeing it changed my soul. Performing in it changed my life. I am forever indebted to Eve Ensler and the transformative legacy of this play."--Kerry Washington "Spellbinding, funny, and almost unbearably moving. . . . Written with a bluntness that is nevertheless intensely lyrical, it is both a work of art and an incisive piece of cultural history, a poem and a polemic, a performance and a balm and a benediction."--Variety "Frank, humorous and moving . . . a compelling rhapsody of the female essence. Ultimately, Ensler achieves something extraordinary."--Chicago Tribune "Often wrenching, frequently riotous. . . . Ensler is an impassioned wit."--Los Angeles Times"Women have entrusted Eve with their most intimate experiences, from sex to birthing. . . . I think readers, men as well as women, will emerge from these pages feeling more free within themselves--and about each other."--Gloria Steinem "Eve Ensler is the Pied Piper. She is leading women and the world to a different consciousness of the essence of women."--Gillian Anderson "I feel my life has changed. You don't just hook up with Eve, you become part of her crusade. There's a corps of us who are Eve's army."--Glenn Close