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Publisher's Summary

Author and Guardian US columnist Jessica Valenti has been leading the national conversation on gender and politics for over a decade. Now, in a darkly funny and bracing memoir, Valenti explores the toll that sexism takes, from the everyday to the existential.
Sex Object explores the painful, funny, embarrassing, and sometimes illegal moments that shaped Valenti's adolescence and young adulthood in New York City, revealing a much shakier inner life than the confident persona she has cultivated as one of the most recognizable feminists of her generation.
In the tradition of writers like Joan Didion and Mary Karr, this literary memoir is sure to shock those already familiar with Valenti's work and enthrall those who are just finding it.
©2016 Jessica Valenti (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers
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Critic Reviews

"Jessica Valenti is a breath of fresh air. She offers the kind of raw honesty that can feel like a punch in the gut, but leaves you with the warmth of a deep embrace." ( Ms. Magazine)
"One of the most visible and successful feminists of her generation." ( Washington Post)
"A gutsy young third wave feminist." ( The New York Times)
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5 out of 5 stars
By David and Tracey on 07-15-16

Everyone needs to read/listen to this book.

If you were ever wondering what it's like to be a woman trying to navigate sexism in society, then all you have to do is read this book. Valenti nails it; not only with her own personal stories but with the way in which she articulates the objectification of women in general. I haven't read many books where I have related as much I as I do to this one. I hope more and more people listen to/read this book and feel the same way I do. We need to keep up the good feminist fight, but we also must remember that we should never have to have this fight, and that it never stops being exhausting.

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7 of 8 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Renate on 01-09-17

covered only the blatant

I expected this to covered some of the more nuanced aspects of how our our society turns girls into sex objects. Instead it covered only the most blatant and obvious aspects that we all know about. I was very disappointed.

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Fleur De Lis on 11-13-16

You're Amazing Jessica

I adored listening to this. Articulate, on point, and moving. Thank you for never giving up the fight. ♡

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5 out of 5 stars
By shaun on 04-26-18

Such an eye opener for men and women alike.

Such a good read with great narration from the author. The book is less academic feminism and more real life. Would recommend to any man woman or child.

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