Women's & Gender Studies
"Deeply moving, honest, and unflinching, Valenti's personal story highlights universal truths about being a woman, and makes the case for why feminism today is an unstoppable force." - Cecile Richards, President, Planned Parenthood Federation of America
Hailed by the Washington Post as "one of the most visible and successful feminists of her generation," Jessica Valenti has been leadingthe national conversation on gender and politics for over adecade. Now, in a memoirthat Publishers Weekly calls "bold and unflinching," Valenti explores the toll that sexism takes on women's lives, from the everyday to the existential. From subway gropings and imposter syndrome to sexualawakenings and motherhood, Sex Object revealsthe painful, embarrassing, and sometimes illegal moments that shaped Valenti's adolescence andyoung adulthood in New York City.In the tradition of writers like Joan Didion and Mary Karr, Sex Object is a profoundlymoving tour de force that is bound to shock those already familiar with Valenti's work, and enthrall those who are justfinding it.