"The Vagina Monologues"

Eve Ensler reads from her Obie Award-winning book, which celebrates female sexuality and gives voice to the deepest fantasies and fears of real women.

By Salon Staff

Published September 6, 2002 10:25PM (EDT)

Eve Ensler's "The Vagina Monologues" give us real women's stories of intimacy, vulnerability and sexual self-discovery.

Celebrated as the bible for a new generation of women, "The Vagina Monologues" has been performed in cities all across America and at hundreds of college campuses. It has inspired a dynamic grass-roots movement (V-Day) to stop violence against women. Witty and irreverent, compassionate and wise, Eve Ensler's Obie Award-winning masterpiece gives voice to women's deepest fantasies and fears, 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.

Included in this special edition are testimonials -- both joyous and heartbreaking -- from young women who have performed "The Vagina Monologues" at their colleges for V-Day, Feb. 14, to raise money for organizations fighting to protect women.

"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

Listen to an excerpt from "The Vagina Monologues," performed by Eve Ensler, courtesy of Random House Audio.

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