• Reckoning

    by V (formerly Eve Ensler)
    Price $28.00
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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.

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About Reckoning

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

Diane Paulus
Diane Paulus

Diane Paulus

Diane Paulus (she/her) is the Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director of the American Repertory Theater at Harvard University. Her directorial credits include 1776, Jagged Little Pill, Waitress; Tony Award-winning revivals of Pippin (Tony Award, Best Direction), The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess (NAACP Award, Best Direction), and Hair. Her collaborations with V (formerly Eve Ensler) include the new musical WILD and the world premiere production of In the Body of the World, a stage adaptation of V’s memoir that opened at the A.R.T. and subsequently performed Off-Broadway at the Manhattan Theatre Club. Paulus is a Professor of the Practice of Theater at Harvard University. She was selected for the 2014 "Time 100," Time magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world.

V (formerly Eve Ensler)
V (formerly Eve Ensler)

V (formerly Eve Ensler)

V (formerly 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 Apology (now a play set to debut in 2022), 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 one of Newsweek’s “150 Women Who Changed the World” and the Guardian’s “100 Most Influential Women.” She lives in New York.

Photo Credit: Paula Allen

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