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Insecure at Last: Losing It in Our Security-Obsessed World

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“Why has all this focus on security made me feel so much more insecure? Nothing is secure. And this is the good news. But only if you are not seeking security as the point of your life.”–Eve Ensler

When her stage play The Vagina Monologues became a runaway hit and an international sensation, Eve Ensler emerged as a powerful voice and champion for women everywhere. Now the brilliant playwright gives us her first major work written exclusively for the printed page. Insecure at Last is a timely and urgent look at our security-obsessed world, the drastic measures taken to keep us safe, and how we can truly experience freedom by letting go of the deceptive notion of vigilant “protection.”

Ensler draws on personal experiences and candid interviews with burka-clad women in Afghanistan; female prisoners in upstate New York; survivors at the Superdome after Katrina; and anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan–sharing unforgettable snapshots that chronicle a post-9/11 existence in which hyped obsession for safety and security has undermined our humanity. The us-versus-them mentality, Ensler explains, has closed our minds and hardened our compassionate hearts.

Provocative, illuminating, inspiring, and boldly envisioned, Insecure at Last challenges us to reconsider what it means to be free, to discover that our strength is not born out of that which protects us. Ensler offers us the opportunity to reevaluate our everyday lives, expose our vulnerability, and, in doing so, experience true freedom and fulfillment.

Synopsis:

An illuminating study of our obsession with security in a post-September 11th world interweaves memoir and observation to explain how fears on both a personal and global scale result in a less secure existence and to demonstrate how women who have sacrificed personal safety for the freedom and security of others offer a guide to a liberated, fearless lifestyle. 50,000 first printing.

Synopsis:

Interweaves memoir and observation to explain how fears on both a personal and global scale result in a less secure existence.

About the Author

Eve Ensler is an internationally acclaimed playwright whose previous works for the stage include Floating Rhoda and the Glue Man, Lemonade, Necessary Targets, The Vagina Monologues, and The Good Body. Ensler is the founder and artistic director of V-Day (www.vday.org), the global movement to end violence against women and girls that was inspired by The Vagina Monologues. In eight years V-Day has raised more than $35 million for grassroots groups around the world. Eve Ensler lives in New York City.

Table of Contents

I. DRAWN TO WHAT I FEARED THE MOST: The first melting — When I learned that bullets are frozen tears — Almost flogged — Under the burqa — They blew her up 'cause they could not cut her down — Dust — Going the distance — II. UNRAVELING: Vaginas--more terrifying than scud missiles — The door that blew open — A world of Brendas — The memory of her face: Ciudad Juarez — Waiting for Mr. Alligator — The scariest thing about prison was not the spiked barbed wire — Betty Gale Tyson is free — III. LEAVING MY FATHER'S HOUSE: Reckoning — Free falling — The wave that came and took everything away — IV. FINALLY EXPOSED: INSECURE AT LAST: Smack in the center of America — Down to the zero of myself — Diving — Christmas Eve, 2005 — In the name of security, they somehow forgot to protect the people

Product Details

ISBN:
9781588365705
Subtitle:
Losing It in Our Security-obsessed World
Publisher:
Villard
Author:
Ensler, Eve
Author:
Eve Ensler
Subject:
Self-General
Subject:
Self-Help : General
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Feminism
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Women - History - 21st century
Subject:
General Self-Help
Subject:
Feminist Studies-General
Subject:
Gender Studies-Womens Studies
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20061003
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
202

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"Synopsis" by , An illuminating study of our obsession with security in a post-September 11th world interweaves memoir and observation to explain how fears on both a personal and global scale result in a less secure existence and to demonstrate how women who have sacrificed personal safety for the freedom and security of others offer a guide to a liberated, fearless lifestyle. 50,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , Interweaves memoir and observation to explain how fears on both a personal and global scale result in a less secure existence.
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