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The Resource Sex object : a memoir, Jessica Valenti

Sex object : a memoir, Jessica Valenti

Label
Sex object : a memoir
Title
Sex object
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Jessica Valenti
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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 Feministing.com 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"--
Summary
The founder of Feministing.com and a columnist for The Guardian US—exploring drugs, sex, harassment, assault, bad boyfriends, abortions, work, family and other topics—shares funny, embarrassing, painful and sometimes illegal moments from her own life that illuminate what it’s like to be a woman today
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10495545
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Valenti, Jessica
Dewey number
  • 305.42092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Valenti, Jessica
  • Feminists
  • Sex
  • Sexism
  • Feminsim
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women
Target audience
adult
Label
Sex object : a memoir, Jessica Valenti
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-204)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn950881844
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
204 pages
Isbn
9780062435088
Lccn
2016017749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)950881844
Label
Sex object : a memoir, Jessica Valenti
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-204)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn950881844
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
204 pages
Isbn
9780062435088
Lccn
2016017749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)950881844

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