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Title In the body of the world : a memoir / Eve Ensler.
Author Ensler, Eve, 1953-
Contents Divided -- The beginning of the end, or In your liver -- Dr. Deb, or Congocancer -- Somnolence -- Cancer town -- Dr. Handsome -- What we don't know going into surgery -- This is where you will cross the Uji River -- Two questions -- Uterus = hysteria -- Falling, or Congo stigmata -- Lu -- Here's what's gone -- The stoma -- How'd I get it? -- Circumambulating -- Ice chips -- Patient -- The rupture/the Gulf spill -- Becoming someone else -- Beware of getting the best -- Stages/5.2b -- Infusion suite -- Arts and crafts -- The room with a tree -- A buzz cut -- Getting port -- The chemo isn't for you -- Tara, Kali, and Sue -- Crowd chemo -- The obstruction, or How tree saved me -- I was that girl who was supposed to be dead, or How pot saved me later -- Riding the lion -- Chemo day five -- On the couch next to me -- I love your hair, or The last time I saw my mother -- It was a beach, I think -- Shit -- Rada -- Death and Tami Taylor -- A burning meditation on love -- My mother dies -- De-ported -- Live by the vagina, die by the vagina -- Farting for Cindy -- It wasn't a foreboding -- Congo incontinent -- Leaking -- She will live -- Sue -- Joy -- Mother -- Second wind.
Summary The author of The Vagina Monologues describes being diagnosed and treated for uterine cancer and how her illness forced her to reconnect with her own body and gave her a better understanding of the resilience of humans.


Publisher New York, NY : Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt and Company, 2013.
Proj. Pub. Date 1304
Edition 1st ed.
Description xiii, 221 p. ; 21 cm.
Subject Ensler, Eve, 1953-
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Cancer -- Patients -- United States -- Biography.
Cancer patients' writings, American.
Women human rights workers -- Biography.
Women -- Congo (Democratic Republic) -- Social conditions.
ISBN 9780805095180