I Am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World [Eve Ensler] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In this daring book . In this New York Times best-selling book, Ensler offers fictional monologues and Fierce, tender, and smart, I Am an Emotional Creature is a celebration of the. Eve Ensler continues her mission to reach out, speak to and inspire women of all ages with Emotional Creature, made about and for girls. Through discovery.

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To Eve Ensler and people like her, thank you. Books by Eve Ensler. The 21 Best Album Re-Issues of The 60 Best Songs of playlist Mixed Media. Be the first to ask a question about I am an Emotional Creature. But, I began crying as soon as I cracked the introduction because it was as if Eve Ensler knew the deepest, darkest parts of me.

I know that boys feel super-insecure and so-called terrorists are made, not born. It took me a few tries to get into the rhythm of the verse.

I think today’s young girls are growing up so quickly and there are less outlets for them to discuss important issues, like abusive relationships and safe sex, or at least, it isn’t coming from a source that is from “their generation.

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The book was like a balm to the soul of that 16 year creathre girl that was awkward and prone to tears and carried around a tome of Sylvia Plath poetry because it seemed that she was the only one that had ever understood the depths of emotion that she lived in.

The way my mother wakes me up.

I am an Emotional Creature

Its unbiased acceptance of evw of all types is comforting and inspiring. I am an emotional creature. I can take you back. Many of these monologues left me on tears, or screaming that nothing ever changes.


In this case, though, the focus is too much on Eve herself. Instead, they focus on promoting rational thought and, in the case of the girls, emphasize pleasing others. This is a book about being a girl aimed toward girls that takes the subject matter of being a girl very seriously, which resulted in some very dark, but very real stories.

Read it Forward Read it first. It I am an Emotional Creature is a crearure of fictional short stories written in verse. However, Cdeature think this is too raw for the majority of young girls. The power of women is amazing. To Ensler, if we stop teaching girls to please everyone around them, we can unleash a new kind of intelligence.

Dec 31, Ain Ashura rated it liked it Shelves: I think this book is so important. That said, this would still be an important read for older teens and the adults who love them. In it, Eve Ensler creates dialogues for girls, each inspired “by an article, an experience, a memory, a dream, a wish, an image, or a moment of grief and rage. The feminist subject in this book is just spreading awareness of basic human rights.

evve Why am I hunching over? He didn’t understand and so he kissed me ’cause that’s what boys do when they don’t know something and don’t want to look stupid. Thanks for telling us about the problem. I’d like to think it would have had an impact on me and how I saw myself and the world. Jun 29, Greta rated it liked it Shelves: In I Am An Emotional CreatureEnsler argues that societies around the world don’t do enough to value and respond to the emotions of their children.

I am an emotional creature by Eve Ensler | A Poem a day

One such fact was, “Barbie was based on a German doll named Lilli that was sold as a sexy novelty for men. You remind us of what we have been forced to shut down and abandon in ourselves in order to fit in.


The book contains both poems and stories. It doesn’t feel authentic. The girl was raped for 2 years by her father’s best friend and then when they were discovered, the father kicked her emotkonal. Today we have something special for you You are commenting using your Twitter account. They will become emotionzl through the connection to their own feelings, instead of detached and confused, as Ensler feels women and men are today. So, I read on.

I think with so much real suffering happening in other parts of the world, it’s difficult to remember that girls in first-world countries have their own voices and stories needing to be told, and just because it isn’t anything news-worthy, doesn’t mean it isn’t a problem or question or anxiety worth addressing I absolutely loved this book, it literally just opened me up.

It will make you feel like you’re not alone in the struggles of being a girl in this big blue world. This is great, in fact. While that does not bode well for me, I can understand that for her intent maybe it was not the best choice. From genital mutilation in the Congo to anorexia in Beverly Hills, the battleground is always a woman’s body. Who is your celebrity idol? We wait to be rescued. Of course I think girls should fight back against unjust and ignorant ideas about females. But it’s this city, shoukd I really expect more from it?