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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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.
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 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 ...
Title:Shrill: Notes From A Loud WomanFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.25 × 0.88 inPublished:February 28, 2017Publisher:Hachette BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0316348465

ISBN - 13:9780316348461


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Love the message This was a book club pick. I liked the messages that she was sharing, but I just don't think I like her. Some parts were good, but other parts I didn't appreciate.
Date published: 2018-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing This is an amazing read and extremely important in today's society. It was funny, educational, emotional, witty, and smart. It makes you question the way in which you view people, and the things you find funny.
Date published: 2017-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So Important This is such an important read for all young men and women today. I didn't know who Lindy West was before picking up this book but I'm so glad I found this! She writes beautifully about what it means to be, not only a woman, but an overweight woman. I could see myself in a lot of her stories and found myself crying on many occasions. She's also hilarious so the crying quickly turned to laughter! Excellent read!
Date published: 2017-11-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must-read for everyone! This book is brilliant. Lindy West is an amazing writer, courageous, and an all-around wonderful person. This is an eye-opening book that everyone should read.
Date published: 2017-10-28
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