Shrill: Notes From A Loud Woman by Lindy WestShrill: Notes From A Loud Woman by Lindy West

Shrill: Notes From A Loud Woman

byLindy West

Paperback | February 28, 2017

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NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY:
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WINNER OF THE STRANGER GENIUS AWARD

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 humorist Lindy 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 West is a Seattle-based writer, editor, and performer whose work focuses on pop culture, social justice, humor, and body image. She's currently a culture writer forGQmagazine and GQ.com and a weekly columnist atThe Guardian, as well as the founder and editor ofI Believe You | It's Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens. In 2015...
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Title:Shrill: Notes From A Loud WomanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.88 inPublished:February 28, 2017Publisher:Hachette BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0316348465

ISBN - 13:9780316348461

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Halarious, heartbreaking book Made me laugh a lot and made me think a lot. Really enjoyed this book.
Date published: 2017-09-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Funny and heartbreaking A wonderfully funny book that touches on some very timely issues. There is something for everyone in here. Don't forget to read the footnotes.
Date published: 2017-09-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A Smart and Touching Manifesto Lindy West has a brilliant mind with a comic bend to her writing. I listened to a bunch of this on audio and loved hearing the stories in her own voice. Her relentless fight for fair treatment in both body and gender is inspiring! I really enjoyed this!
Date published: 2017-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Definite Yes Loved this book! Funny and important. You feel and you laugh all at once. She tackles issues not traditionally thought of as feminism in a very honest way.
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Worthwhile Laughed out loud more than once reading this. I didn't love this book, but it's still a great read.
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I love this book!!! Lindy West is an amazing human being! I love this book! It made me laugh and cry, and it inspired me. One LOUD woman can make a difference in this world! SHRILL is a must-read for women AND men.
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hilarious and insightful I'm always skeptical when I see books with blurbs that claim how funny they are. I'm usually disappointed. This was not the case with shrill. the stories were actually funny and there was a lot of depth to them.
Date published: 2017-03-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by from good read I appreciate a lot of what lindy says in this book, but as someone that has read her stuff and listened to podcasts, a lot of the stories were familiar to me #plumreview
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must Read Lindy's humour guides this book through discussing feminism and eliminating the stigma surrounding that term. Everyone should read this book
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Genuinely funny, relevant and educational.
Date published: 2016-12-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Buy this book This is an eye opening book for any young woman. Definitely a must read as Lindy adds humor to current issues we face today.
Date published: 2016-12-14

Editorial Reviews

"Fearless and funny."
-Chicago Tribune