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Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by [West, Lindy]
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"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"""</p

"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"""</p

"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 ""</p

"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"""</p

"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"""</p

"Lindy West can take almost any topic and write about it in a way that is smart, funny, warm, and unique." "Bustle""</p

"When West isn't pairing enlightenment with hilarity, she's fighting for your right to choose, to love your body at any size, and so much more. Lena Dunham's a fan, and so are we." "Cosmopolitan""</p

"Required reading....West balances humor with a rare honesty and introspection in her debut....Always entertaining and relatable, West write openly and with clear eyes about embarrassing moments and self-esteem issues, and has a remarkable ability to move among lightheartedness, heavy hitting topics, and what it means to be a good person." Publishers Weekly"</p

"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"

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A laugh-out-loud feminist memoir from one of the boldest new voices on the web.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 786 KB
  • Print Length: 273 pages
  • Publisher: Quercus (19 May 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01417K0Y8
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 44 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #64,997 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I was close to tears but more angered by the horrendous abuse West has endured for years. A real passionate insight into how West has made a mark in a profession and a world which is both sizeist and misogynistic. West asks why are we supposed to see online rape threats as a social norm and why do we blame fat people for everything. Only she does it in a way which is clever and insightful and funny.
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I loved this book. Lindy West pulls no punches. The book is heartfelt, hysterical, and grim - all in one go. It's also refreshing and straightforward. Lindy drops all the academic jargon and just talks to you - person to person. It's fantastic writing and a book that, I think, can't help but change you, or at least plant a seed of change somewhere. There are humans out there suffering and we are passing by and allowing it to happen. Lindy asks us not to take up the banner, because not everyone is ready for that, but to be aware of others' struggles and be kinder, more considerate and realize that each person has their own demons to slay. I can't recommend this book enough ❤️👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼
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This book is incredible and everyone should read it. EVERYONE! Lindy's writing style is so personable and you're quickly drawn in. You will laugh, cry, occasionally feel lost but quickly be filled with hope again. A bit like life. So read the book!
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By tj on 28 May 2017
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I'd give it 3.5 if I could. Short with some punch both in humour and importance.
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I've been a fan of the writing of Lindy West for a long time. This book is funny, irreverent, personal and thoughtful.
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A wonderful read which challenges the ridiculous notions of what it is to be a woman. V well written, funny, engaging and well argued.
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I'd never heard of Lindy West, but I was won by the cover recommendations and an article I read in praise of her work by Caitlin Moran. Shrill is basically the story of Lindy West learning to love the things about herself that she was conditioned to find disgusting, her femininity, her periods, her body and her fat. She talks frankly about these issues with a great deal of humour and integrity. The last sections of the book deal with her interactions with a bunch of male comedians about rape jokes and rape culture, and this was pretty powerful, as was her account of interviewing a man who trolled her in the guise of her dead father. It's pretty hard hitting in places, funny in others, always thoughtful and well reasoned and it made me angry and a bit hopeful.
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Lindy West tells it like it is! she seems to be able to put in words just what a lot of women are thinking and she does it so eloquently. I didn't know who she was until I picked up the book but I will definitely be on the lookout for her now as I love her outspoken way of dealing with things she feels are an injustice and the message that we should all feel good in our own bodies.I laughed at some of her descriptions and felt myself cringe at the ones I could relate to and have handled badly myself. I was put off slightly with the first chapter but it was a small blip in a great book.
Thank you to Real Readers for my copy in return for an honest review.
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