In the Body of the World (2013) What Anne Lamott's Operating Instructions did for anxious new mothers, Ensler's memoir, In the Body of the World , does for women who are fighting… 2013-04-30 Memoir Metropolitan
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In the Body of the World (2013)

IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD: A MEMOIR by Eve Ensler
IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD: A MEMOIR by Eve Ensler
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Release Date: Apr 30, 2013; Writer: Eve Ensler; Genre: Memoir; Publisher: Metropolitan

What Anne Lamott's Operating Instructions did for anxious new mothers, Ensler's memoir, In the Body of the World, does for women who are fighting cancer or may fight it one day. Her breezy, moving tale about surviving advanced uterine cancer (and yes, the creator of The Vagina Monologues saw the irony) shoots straight about surgery, chemo, nausea, and fear — and how the disease forced her to deal with her own childhood abuse. Most powerfully, she describes her ongoing work with women in the Congo. Ensler also drops useful advice: Gather your girlfriends close. Buy watercolors. Look at trees. Never stop helping other women. A-

Originally posted May 01, 2013 Published in issue #1258 May 10, 2013 Order article reprints