V (formerly Eve Ensler) at Harvard Book Store
in conversation with DIANE PAULUS
February 2, 2023
7:00 PM ET
Harvard Book Store
1256 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
This event is free; no tickets are required.
Harvard Book Store welcomes V (formerly Eve Ensler)—Tony award-winning author of The Vagina Monologues and The Apology—for a discussion of her new book Reckoning. She will be joined in conversation by DIANE PAULUS—Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University.
A Return to In-Person Events
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The newest book from V (formerly Eve Ensler), Reckoning invites you to travel the journey of a writer's and activist's life and process over forty years, representing both the core of ideas that have become global movements and the methods through which V survived abuse and self-hatred. Seamlessly moving from the internal to the external, the personal to the political, Reckoning is a moving and inspiring work of prose, poetry, dreams, letters, and essays drawn from V's lifetime journals that takes readers from Berlin to Oklahoma to Congo, from climate disaster, homelessness, and activism to family.
Unflinching, intimate, introspective, courageous, Reckoning explores ways to create an unstoppable force for change, to love and survive love, to hold people and states accountable, to reckon with demons and honor the dead, to reclaim the body, and to see oneself as connected to a greater purpose. It reimagines what seems fixed and intractable, providing a path to understand one's unique experience as deeply rooted in the world, to break through one's own boundaries, and to write oneself into freedom.
Praise for Reckoning
“An electric call to heal our broken world.” ―Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine
“Reckoning is a journey from agonizingly personal to utterly cosmic. No reader will be left unshaken and uninspired.” ―Jane Fonda
“For decades, Eve Ensler/V has dared to go where others avert their eyes and their better instincts. That fact, so recognizable in these pages, explains her impact on our era. Happily for the reader, Reckoning is part memoir, part manifesto, moving always toward this essential statement: 'Without justice there is no freedom, there is no integrity, there is no full life.'” ―Carl Bernstein
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