One of Newsweek’s 150 Women Who Changed the World, Eve Ensler has devoted her life to the defense of the female body. Her 1996 play The Vagina Monologues recounts funny, riveting, and horrifying stories Ensler gathered from conversations with women. Since its first staging, the play has been performed in more than 120 countries and adapted as an HBO film. Her other works include The Good Body, Insecure at Last, and I Am an Emotional Creature. Ensler is the founder of V-Day, a global movement to end violence against women and girls, and the recipient of the Isabelle Stephenson Tony Award for philanthropic work. Inspired by her cancer diagnosis and treatment, In the Body of the World is a memoir of separation and connection, and a call to recognize responsibility for the world.