Eve Ensler on the Congo, Cancer, and Connection


For Guernica, Rumpus interviewee/contributor Michael Klein interviews Eve Ensler, creator of “The Vagina Monologues” about her work in the Congo, overcoming stage-3 ovarian cancer, and reconnecting with her body, all of which is described in her new memoir In the Body of the World.

This latest book, like all her others, doesn’t pull any punches, but it’s far more personal, described by words like “immediate” and “raw.”

“Just as one can finish reading a book in one sitting,” Klein writes, “one feels that this book was written the same way: it has the cadence of a locomotive.”

Dawn Pier is a developmental editor who blogs at the Rumpus, the travelogue Baja.com, and Dawn Revealed, a personal blog about her adventures surfing and living in Baja. She is working on a memoir about moving to Mexico to learn to surf and save a coral reef. More from this author →