Shrill: Notes From A Loud Woman

May 17, 2016|
Shrill: Notes From A Loud Woman by Lindy West
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Shrillis an uproarious memoir, a feminist rallying cry in a world that thinks gender politics are tedious and that women, especially feminists, can''t be funny.

Coming of age in a culture that demands women be as small, quiet, and compliant as possible -- like a porcelain dove that will also have sex with you -- writer and humoristLindy West quickly discovered that she was anything but.

From a painfully shy childhood in which she tried, unsuccessfully, to hide her big body and even bigger opinions; to her public war with stand-up comedians over rape jokes; to her struggle to convince herself, and then the world, that fat people have value; to her accidental activism and never-ending battle royale with Internet trolls, Lindy narrates her life with a blend of humor and pathos that manages to make a trip to the abortion clinic funny and wring tears out of a story about diarrhea.

With inimitable good humor, vulnerability, and boundless charm, Lindy boldly shares how to survive in a world where not all stories are created equal and not all bodies are treated with equal respect, and how to weather hatred, loneliness, harassment, and loss, and walk away laughing.Shrillprovocatively dissects what it means to become self-aware the hard way, to go from wanting to be silent and invisible to earning a living defending the silenced in all caps.
Lindy Westis a contributing opinion writer for theNew York Times. She is the bestselling author ofShrill, a memoir which has been adapted into a Hulu series starring Aidy Bryant, and a forthcoming book entitledThe Witches Are Coming. She lives in Seattle.
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Title:Shrill: Notes From A Loud Woman
Format:Hardcover
Product dimensions:272 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:272 pages, 8.25 X 5.5 X 1 in
Published:May 17, 2016
Publisher:Hachette Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780316348409

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