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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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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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By Randall S Walker on 07-12-16

eye opening

having a daughter this has/will help me understand the things she will inevitably face growing into womanhood.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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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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By Anonymous User on 12-01-17

lovet it 😊

was finished with the book too soon but enjoyed it 😊 being dyslexic makes it sometimes hard to find good books, I enjoyed this one enough to make a friend right tonight with you for me 😊

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