The Apology

Author:   Eve Ensler
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
ISBN:  

9781635574388


Pages:   128
Publication Date:   14 May 2019
Format:   Hardback
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`One of the most shatteringly brilliant books I have read. As soon as I finished it, I read it again, and again, and again' Decca Aitkenhead, Sunday Times `A masterpiece. Truly one of the most courageous and original works of our time' Naomi Klein `One of the most original and profound books of the decade' Johann Hari Like millions of women, Eve Ensler has been waiting much of her lifetime for an apology. Sexually and physically abused by her father, Eve has struggled her whole life from this betrayal, longing for an honest reckoning from a man who is long dead. After years of work as an anti-violence activist, she decided she would wait no longer; an apology could be imagined, by her, for her, to her. The Apology, written by Eve from her father's point of view in the words she longed to hear, attempts to transform the abuse she suffered with unflinching truthfulness, compassion and an expansive vision for the future.

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Author:   Eve Ensler
Publisher:   Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Imprint:   Bloomsbury USA
Weight:   0.251kg
ISBN:  

9781635574388


ISBN 10:   1635574382
Pages:   128
Publication Date:   14 May 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
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Accusation and punishment of the guilty is one critical step in reckoning with abuse. Eve Ensler offers another crucial step forward: the deep self-reckoning and accounting that a true apology requires. This is an urgently needed book right now. * Jane Fonda * In this triumph of artistry and empathy, Eve Ensler leaves us with a transformative question: what if the words we most long to hear from another can be located within ourselves? Navigating the rocky rapids between intimacy and annihilation, contrition and forgiveness, autonomy and interdependence, this is a book like no other. Few will emerge unchanged. * Naomi Klein * Eve Ensler's The Apology is both an excoriation and an act of startling forgiveness. Even as it depicts jaw-dropping cruelties, it probes the complexities and layers that underlie what could, in lesser hands, appear as the opaque surface of pure evil. Eve Ensler unflinchingly increases our understanding of the human experience even at its darkest, which is quite possibly a writer's, any writer's, most significant contribution. * Michael Cunningham * The Apology is profound and theatrical, literary and sometimes funny, as all of Eve Ensler's work is, and it goes without saying, it's courageous, transformative, and yes--healing. * Anne Lamott * The Apology is a brave step toward radical healing--not just for Eve Ensler, but for all those who accept her invitation to confront the trauma of sexual abuse and find the apology they might never hear. But Ensler's book can also be seen as an invitation to men and a roadmap for the apologies that need to be made. * Tony Porter, CEO, A Call to Men * This is one of the most original and profound books of the decade. For anyone who has ever been hurt by somebody they love, it will be deeply transformative. Twenty-five years ago, Eve Ensler transformed how women think about their bodies. With this book, she will change how all of us think about our souls. * Johann Hari, author of CHASING THE SCREAM and LOST CONNECTIONS * A bold act of imaginative empathy ... An incredibly brave attempt to make sense of what seems senseless * Sunday Times * As only she can, Eve Ensler shares the story of her father's ultimate betrayal with both unflinching candor and immeasurable grace. Through sheer creative force, she takes us on her own journey to healing. Though Ensler's story is deeply personal, its lessons are universal * Anita Hill * Wisdom and insight that will be passed around as long as there are human hearts beating on this broken planet * Thandie Newton * Probably the most important piece of political theater of the last decade. * New York Times on THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES * No recent hour of theater has had a greater impact worldwide. * The New York Times on THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES * [An] extraordinary new memoir . . . a necessary book to read for its fierce, passionate commitment to making the world a safe place for women. * The Boston Globe on IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD * A masterpiece. Ensler has accomplished the impossible: weaving together huge, bold, world-changing ideas with beautiful writing, amazing metaphors, and original structure. Truly one of the most courageous and original works of our time. * Naomi Klein on IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD * Eve Ensler's book is for people like me who find apologies to be perfunctory and unsatisfying, even infuriating without a clear-eyed reckoning of why the hurt was done. Here is a guide for those who have not received the apology they deserve, and for those who know there is one they've yet to give * Kimberle Crenshaw *


Probably the most important piece of political theater of the last decade. * New York Times on THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES * No recent hour of theater has had a greater impact worldwide. * The New York Times on THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES * [An] extraordinary new memoir . . . a necessary book to read for its fierce, passionate commitment to making the world a safe place for women. * The Boston Globe on IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD * A masterpiece. Ensler has accomplished the impossible: weaving together huge, bold, world-changing ideas with beautiful writing, amazing metaphors, and original structure. Truly one of the most courageous and original works of our time. * Naomi Klein on IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD *


Accusation and punishment of the guilty is one critical step in reckoning with abuse. Eve Ensler offers another crucial step forward: the deep self-reckoning and accounting that a true apology requires. This is an urgently needed book right now. * Jane Fonda * In this triumph of artistry and empathy, Eve Ensler leaves us with a transformative question: what if the words we most long to hear from another can be located within ourselves? Navigating the rocky rapids between intimacy and annihilation, contrition and forgiveness, autonomy and interdependence, this is a book like no other. Few will emerge unchanged. * Naomi Klein * Eve Ensler's The Apology is both an excoriation and an act of startling forgiveness. Even as it depicts jaw-dropping cruelties, it probes the complexities and layers that underlie what could, in lesser hands, appear as the opaque surface of pure evil. Eve Ensler unflinchingly increases our understanding of the human experience even at its darkest, which is quite possibly a writer's, any writer's, most significant contribution. * Michael Cunningham * The Apology is profound and theatrical, literary and sometimes funny, as all of Eve Ensler's work is, and it goes without saying, it's courageous, transformative, and yes--healing. * Anne Lamott * The Apology is a brave step toward radical healing--not just for Eve Ensler, but for all those who accept her invitation to confront the trauma of sexual abuse and find the apology they might never hear. But Ensler's book can also be seen as an invitation to men and a roadmap for the apologies that need to be made. * Tony Porter, CEO, A Call to Men * This is one of the most original and profound books of the decade. For anyone who has ever been hurt by somebody they love, it will be deeply transformative. Twenty-five years ago, Eve Ensler transformed how women think about their bodies. With this book, she will change how all of us think about our souls. * Johann Hari, author of CHASING THE SCREAM and LOST CONNECTIONS * As only she can, Eve Ensler shares the story of her father's ultimate betrayal with both unflinching candor and immeasurable grace. Through sheer creative force, she takes us on her own journey to healing. Though Ensler's story is deeply personal, its lessons are universal * Anita Hill * Wisdom and insight that will be passed around as long as there are human hearts beating on this broken planet * Thandie Newton * Probably the most important piece of political theater of the last decade. * New York Times on THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES * No recent hour of theater has had a greater impact worldwide. * The New York Times on THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES * [An] extraordinary new memoir . . . a necessary book to read for its fierce, passionate commitment to making the world a safe place for women. * The Boston Globe on IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD * A masterpiece. Ensler has accomplished the impossible: weaving together huge, bold, world-changing ideas with beautiful writing, amazing metaphors, and original structure. Truly one of the most courageous and original works of our time. * Naomi Klein on IN THE BODY OF THE WORLD * Eve Ensler's book is for people like me who find apologies to be perfunctory and unsatisfying, even infuriating without a clear-eyed reckoning of why the hurt was done. Here is a guide for those who have not received the apology they deserve, and for those who know there is one they've yet to give * Kimberle Crenshaw *


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Eve Ensler is a Tony Award-winning playwright, author, performer, and activist. Her international phenomenon The Vagina Monologues has been published in 48 languages and performed in more than 140 countries. She is the author of the NYT bestseller I Am an Emotional Creature, the highly praised In the Body of the World, and many more. She is the founder of V-Day, the global activist movement to end violence against women and girls, and One Billion Rising, the largest global mass action to end gender-based violence in over 200 countries. She is a co-founder of the City of Joy, a revolutionary center for women survivors of violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, along with Christine Schuler Deschryver and 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner Dr. Denis Mukwege. She is one of Newsweek's 150 Women Who Changed the World and the Guardian's 100 Most Influential Women. She lives in New York.

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