Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman

Category: Book
By (author): West, Lindy
Subject:  BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  HUMOR / Form / Essays
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Hachette Books
Published: May 2016
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 8.25in x 5.37in x 1.00in
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From The Publisher*Hailed by Lena Dunham as an "essential (and hilarious) voice for women," Lindy West is ferociously witty and outspoken, tackling topics as varied as pop culture, social justice and body image. Her empowering work has garnered a coast-to-coast audience that eagerly awaits SHRILL, her highly-anticipated literary debut.

West has rocked readers in work published everywhere from The Guardian to GQ to This American Life. She is a catalyst for a national conversation in a world where not all stories are created equal and not every body is treated with equal respect. SHRILL is comprised of a series of essays that bravely shares her life, including her transition from quiet to feminist-out-loud, coming of age in a popular culture that is hostile to women (especially fat, funny women) and how keeping quiet is not an option for any of us.
Review Quote*"Lindy West is an essential (and hilarious) voice for women. Her talent and bravery have made the Internet a place I actually want to be. Thank you, Lindy."-Lena Dunham, #1 bestselling author of Not That Kind of Girl
Review Quote*"It made me hurt, both from laughing and crying. Required reading if you are a feminist. Recommended reading if you aren't."-Jenny Lawson, #1 bestselling author of Let's Pretend This Never Happened and Furiously Happy
Review Quote*"Hey reader! I thought I'd read enough in this lifetime about people's childhoods and feelings and such and I'd never want to do it again. But Lindy West is such a totally entertaining and original writer she kind of blew that thought out of my head halfway into the first chapter. I dare you to feel differently."-Ira Glass, This American Life
Review Quote*"It's literally the new Bible."-Caitlin Moran, NYT bestselling author of How to Be a Woman
Review Quote*"There's a reason Lindy West is such a beloved writer: she gets to the heart of impossible issues with humor and grace. West will have you cringing, laughing and crying, all within one page. Shrill is a must-read for all women."-Jessica Valenti, author of Why Have Kids and Full Frontal Feminism
Review Quote*"The surge of love and joy I felt while crylaughing through this book almost made my cold dead heart explode. Lindy is so smart and so funny that it almost hurts my little jealous-ass feelings. She is my most favorite writer ever."-Samantha Irby, author of Meaty
Review Quote*"Lindy West has written a really funny, insightful book that you all should buy. I would recommend reading it, too."-Andy Richter
Review Quote*"Lindy West can take almost any topic and write about it in a way that is smart, funny, warm, and unique."-Bustle
Review Quote*"Uproariously funny...Readers will delight in West's biting clarity....Despite its serious subject, West's ribald jokes, hilarious tirades, and raucous confessions keep her memoir skipping merrily along as she jumps from painful confession to powerful epiphany. Sure to be a boon for anyone who has struggled with body image, Shrill is a triumphant, exacting, absorbing memoir that will lay new groundwork for the way we talk about the taboo of being too large."-Booklist, Booklist