A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer (Google eBook)

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Eve Ensler
Random House LLC, Dec 24, 2008 - Political Science - 240 pages
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Selections from the “Until the Violence Stops” Festival

Featuring writings by Abiola Abrams • Edward Albee • Tariq Ali • Maya Angelou • Periel Aschenbrand • Patricia Bosworth • Nicole Burdette • Kate Clinton • Kimberle Crenshaw • Michael Cunningham • Edwidge Danticat • Ariel Dorfman • Mollie Doyle • Slavenka Drakulic • Michael Eric Dyson • Dave Eggers • Kathy Engel • Eve Ensler • Jane Fonda • Carol Gilligan • Jyllian Gunther • Suheir Hammad • Christine House • Marie Howe • Carol Michèle Kaplan • Moisés Kaufman • Michael Klein • Nicholas Kristof • James Lecesne • Elizabeth Lesser • Mark Matousek • Deena Metzger • Susan Miller • Winter Miller • Susan Minot • Robin Morgan • Kathy Najimy • Lynn Nottage • Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy • Sharon Olds • Hanan al-Shaykh • Anna Deavere Smith • Diana Son • Monica Szlekovics • Robert Thurman • Betty Gale Tyson • Alice Walker • Jody Williams • Erin Cressida Wilson • Howard Zinn

This groundbreaking collection, edited by author and playwright Eve Ensler, features pieces from “Until the Violence Stops,” the international tour that brings the issue of violence against women and girls to the forefront of our consciousness. These diverse voices rise up in a collective roar to break open, expose, and examine the insidiousness of brutality, neglect, a punch, or a put-down. Here is Edward Albee on S&M; Maya Angelou on women’s work; Michael Cunningham on self-mutilation; Dave Eggers on a Sudanese
abduction; Carol Gilligan on a daughter witnessing her mother being hit; Susan Miller on raising a son as a single mother; and Sharon Olds on a bra.

These writings are inspired, funny, angry, heartfelt, tragic, and beautiful. But above all, together they create a true and profound portrait of this issue’s effect on every one of us. With information on how to organize an “Until the Violence Stops” event in your community, A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer is a call to the world to demand an end to violence against women.

“In the current era, it takes some brain racking to think of anyone else doing anything quite like Ensler. She’s a countercultural consciousness-raiser, an empowering figure, a truth-teller.”
–Chicago Tribune


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Review: A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer: Writings to Stop Violence Against Women and girls

User Review  - Kristin - Goodreads

I loved the afterward by Jane Fonda. It really made this worthwhile. Everything was great and really pulled on my heartstrings but, the last bit really did it for me. Read full review

Review: A Memory, a Monologue, a Rant, and a Prayer: Writings to Stop Violence Against Women and girls

User Review  - Krissy - Goodreads

MMRP was powerful when I saw a V-Day production of it a couple years ago, and the essays held up to that power when I finally read it this year. Some of the essays were very raw and uncomfortable to read - that doesn't mean they shouldn't be read though. The essays need to be shared. Read full review

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Contents

Elmwood Avenue Monica Szlekovics
12
First Kiss Mollie Doyle
19
Blueberry Hill Christine House
25
The Massacre Marie Howe
31
Dear Ama Sharmeen ObaidChinoy
38
Untitled Nicholas D Kristof
44
Maurice Kathy Najimy
53
Conversations with My Son Susan Miller
61
In Memory of Imette Periel Aschenbrand
114
Stew Ariel Dorfman
121
Give It Back Suheir Hammad
129
The Bra Sharon Olds
138
True Carol Michele Kaplan
145
Club Nicole Burdette
148
Eye to Eye Deena Metzger
162
Fur Is Back Eve Ensler
176

The Perfect Marriage Edward Albee
67
Darfur Monologue Winter Miller
84
Celia Edwidge Danticat
91
Woman Tariq Ali 103
105
How to Get Involved
191
About the Writers
205
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About the author (2008)

EVE ENSLER is an award-winning playwright, poet, activist, and screenwriter whose many works for the stage include The Depot, Floating Rhoda and the Glue Man, Extraordinary Measures, Lemonade, Ladies, and, most recently, Necessary Targets, which was performed on Broadway to benefit Bos-nian women refugees. She has presented her off-Broadway hit The Vagina Monologues (winner of the 1997 Obie Award) at theaters and universities around the United States, as well as in Jerusalem, London, and Zagreb. She is currently writing a screenplay on women in prison for Glenn Close at Miramax and a new play for the Music Theater Group. An in-structor in the graduate Dramatic Writing Pro-gram at New York University, she lives in New York City with her partner, Ariel Orr Jordan.

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