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Author Valenti, Jessica, author.

Title Sex object : a memoir / Jessica Valenti.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Dey St. an imprint of William Morrow Publishers, [2016]


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 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  305.42 V324Bv 2016    ---  Available
Edition First edition.
Description 204 pages ; 24 cm
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Summary "Guardian US columnist Jessica Valenti has been leading that national conversation for over a decade and is widely credited with sparking the new wave of the women's movement. When Jessica launched in 2004, it quickly became the most popular feminist site online not just because of Valenti's news acumen and analysis, but because of her humor, frankness, and willingness to open up about her own life and struggles. At the Guardian US, Valenti's wildly popular column currently garners over 1M monthly views and she is frequently their most "shared" author. She is frequent commentator on national television and a heavily requested speaker. With Sex Object, Valenti moves away from politics and policy focusing instead on funny, painful, embarrassing, and sometimes illegal moments from her life that tell a broader story about modern womanhood. Structured in three acts to follow the arc of a woman's life, BODIES, BOYS, BABIES, the stories that highlight the book are about drugs, sex, harassment, assault, bad boyfriends, too-nice boyfriends, abortions, birth, class anxiety, impostor syndrome, death threats, resistance, and family. Valenti has authored a few books with smaller presses including Full Frontal Feminist (46k LTD) but this is the first time she is being published by a major publisher. With its controversial subject matter (there is a highly detailed chapter about getting an abortion), Sex Object is bound to make waves the same way Fear of Flying did in the '70s; We keep hearing the feminism is "having a moment"--Luckily, we are publishing the leader of the pack"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-204).
Contents Line violence -- Candy dish -- Beauties -- Stages -- Measurements -- Subways -- 1995 -- The Yard -- Boys -- College -- Grilled cheese -- Williamsburg -- D -- Anon. -- Fakers -- Hands -- The baby -- Ice -- Housewives -- Cherry -- Chocolate.
Subject Valenti, Jessica.
Valenti, Jessica.
Feminists -- United States -- Biography.
Feminists -- Biography.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9780062435088 (hardback)
0062435086 (hardback)
9780062435095 (trade paperback)
0062435094 (trade paperback)
9780062435101 (e-book)
Standard No. 99969933338

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