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Mark Matousek, "Sex Death Enlightenment: A True Story" in Conversation with V (formerly Eve Ensler)
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In this classic memoir, a gay man living a fast-track life in NYC (working for artist Andy Warhol), escapes to India, confronts his demons, and takes the reader on a roller-coaster ride to realize his dreams and discover the true meaning of life and holiness.
Sex Death Enlightenment
A True Story Now
with a new preface
“It’s hard to know when you’re having a breakdown in New York City. The symptoms of living here, succeeding here, and losing your mind here are here are almost identical.” So begins Matousek’s 1996 breakout memoir about leaving a fast-track publishing life (working for pop artist Andy Warhol at Interview magazine) and hitting the dharma trail in search of a meaningful life and spiritual wisdom. Hailed by Publisher’s Weekly (starred review) as “brave, beautiful, and brilliantly observed,” Sex Death Enlightenment became an international bestseller (published in 10 countries). Like Elizabeth Gilbert in Eat, Pray, Love and Paul Monette in Borrowed Time, Matousek takes the reader on an insightful, raucous search for answers to life’s deepest questions.
About the Author
Mark Matousek is an award-winning author of seven books, a blogger for Psychology Today, and a teacher and speaker on creativity and growth using the Writing to Awaken method. He has written for The New Yorker, O: The Oprah Magazine, Details, Tricycle, Good Housekeeping, Harper’s Bazaar, and The Village Voice. After working at Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine, Matousek spent a decade as a freelance writer and dharma bum in Europe, India, and the United States. The founder of The Seekers Forum, an online community for nonsectarian spiritual dialogue, and co-founder of V-Men, the male arm of Eve Ensler’s V-Day movement, he lives in Springs, New York.
V (formerly Eve Ensler) is the Tony award winning playwright and author of the Obie award winning, theatrical phenomenon, The Vagina Monologues translated into 48 languages, performed in 140 countries along with many other plays. She is the author of a number of books including her latest best sellers, The Apology and In the Body of the World as well as The New York Times best seller, I am an Emotional Creature. She starred on Broadway in The Good Body, and most recently Off-Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club in In the Body of the World. Most recently, she helped create That Kindness: Nurses in Their Own Words presented by BAM in accordance with theaters all across the country. She is founder of V-Day, the 22-year-old global activist movement which has raised over 120 million dollars to end violence against all women all women (cisgender and transgender), those who hold fluid identities, nonbinary people, girls and the planet—and founder of One Billion Rising, the largest global mass action to end gender-based violence in over 200 countries, as well as a co-founder of City of Joy.