Shrill: Notes From A Loud Woman

Paperback | April 4, 2017

byLindy West

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NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLER

WINNER OF THE 2016 STRANGER GENIUS AWARD FOR LITERATURE

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.

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NEW YORK TIMESBESTSELLERWINNER OF THE 2016 STRANGER GENIUS AWARD FOR LITERATUREShrillis 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...

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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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:April 4, 2017Publisher:Hachette BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316348465

ISBN - 13:9780316348461

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"Read West's ferociously funny book and you'll be shouting her praises."
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