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Publisher's Summary

This vibrant, provocative collection from the publishers of the best selling, award-winning When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple is a compelling anthology of poems and short stories through which women candidly reveal their hidden feelings about their bodies. They delve into such compelling topics as budding sexuality, childbirth, physical strength and weakness, menopause, and aging. Read with passion, energy, and empathy by legendary actresses Ellen Burstyn, C.C.H. Pounder, and Alfre Woodard, I Am Becoming the Woman I've Wanted articulates the physical aspects of being female with disarming honesty and remarkable emotion.
Recording (P)1996 by Audio Literature; ©1994 by Papier-Mache Press

Critic Reviews

"...here is life as it is experienced through the female body....These pieces articulate what it is like to be Everywoman from every age." (Library Journal) "I Am Becoming the Woman I've Wanted is a triumph." (Caroline Bird, author of Secrets of Salty Old Women

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