Sex Object: A Memoir

Sex Object: A Memoir Author Jessica Valenti
ISBN-10 0062435094
ISBN-13 9780062435095
Year 2017-02-28
Pages 224
Language English
Publisher Dey Street Books
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New York Times BestsellerSharp and prescient The appeal of Valentis memoir lies in her ability to trace objectification through her own life and to trace what was for a long time her own obliviousness to itSex Object is an antidote to the fun and flirty feminism of selfies and self help New RepublicHailed by theWashington Postas one of the most visible and successful feminists of her generation Jessica Valenti has been leading the national conversation on gender and politics for over a decade Now in a memoir thatPublishers Weeklycalls bold and unflinching Valenti explores the toll that sexism takes on womens lives from the everyday to the existential From subway gropings and imposter syndrome to sexual awakenings and motherhood Sex Objectreveals the painful embarrassing and sometimes illegal moments that shaped Valentis adolescence and young adulthood in New York City In the tradition of writers like Joan Didion and Mary Karr Sex Objectis a profoundly moving tour de force that is bound to shock those already familiar with Valentis work and enthrall those who are just finding it

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