Shrill: Notes From A Loud Woman

Paperback | February 28, 2017

byLindy West

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY:
NPR,
ESQUIRE, The LA Times, and NEWSWEEK

WINNER OF THE STRANGER GENIUS AWARD

Shrill is 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. Shrill provocatively 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.

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERNAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY: NPR, ESQUIRE, The LA Times, and NEWSWEEKWINNER OF THE STRANGER GENIUS AWARDShrill is 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...

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 for GQ magazine and GQ.com and a weekly columnist at The Guardian, as well as the founder and editor of I Believe You | It's Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teens. In ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:February 28, 2017Publisher:Hachette BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780316348461

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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

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"Fearless and funny."
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