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Insecure at Last by Eve Ensler
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Sep 11, 09

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Read in September, 2009

This book is part memoir and part political manifesto. The parts of the books that described the author's experiences around the world working with women to end violence and create community were moving and beautiful. Interwoven with these stories were the author's own story of putting her life together after having been abused by her stepfather when she was a child and having been a heavy drinker/meth addict as a young adult. These personal memoirs were compelling, but much less interesting than the stories of the other women the author has met. Mixed in with the personal and women-centered stories were political arguments (and complaints about the Bush administration). These arguments were far less compelling and turned what could have been a really excellent memoir into something that felt much more amateur and almost blog-like. Still, an enjoyable read (and short [200 pages exactly in the hardcover edition:]).
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