Losing It in Our Security-Obsessed World
On Sale: October 3, 2006
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“Why has all this focus on security made me feel so much
more insecure? Nothing is secure. And this is the good news.
But only if you are not seeking security as the point of
your life.”–Eve Ensler
When her stage play The
Vagina Monologues became a runaway hit and an
international sensation, Eve Ensler emerged as a powerful
voice and champion for women everywhere. Now the brilliant
playwright gives us her first major work written exclusively
for the printed page. Insecure at Last is a timely and
urgent look at our security-obsessed world, the drastic
measures taken to keep us safe, and how we can truly
experience freedom by letting go of the deceptive notion of
Ensler draws on personal
experiences and candid interviews with burka-clad women in
Afghanistan; female prisoners in upstate New York; survivors
at the Superdome after Katrina; and anti-war activist Cindy
Sheehan–sharing unforgettable snapshots that chronicle a
post-9/11 existence in which hyped obsession for safety and
security has undermined our humanity. The us-versus-them
mentality, Ensler explains, has closed our minds and
hardened our compassionate hearts.
illuminating, inspiring, and boldly envisioned, Insecure at
Last challenges us to reconsider what it means to be free,
to discover that our strength is not born out of that which
protects us. Ensler offers us the opportunity to reevaluate
our everyday lives, expose our vulnerability, and, in doing
so, experience true freedom and fulfillment.
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