Shrill : Notes from a Loud Woman, Hardback Book

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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.' Lena Dunham'A thrilling, kick-ass, joyous ROAR of a book.' Caitlin MoranGuardian columnist Lindy West wasn't always loud.

It's difficult to believe she was once a nerdy, terror-stricken teen who wanted nothing more than to be invisible.

Fortunately for women everywhere, along the road she found her voice - and how she found it!

That cripplingly shy girl, who refused to make a sound, grew up to be one of the loudest, shrillest, most fearless feminazis on the internet, making a living speaking up for what's right instead of what's 'cool'.In Shrill, Lindy recounts how she went from being the butt of people's jokes, to telling her own brand of jokes - ones that come with a meaningful agenda and aren't at someone else's expense.

She reveals the obstacles and misogyny she's had to overcome to make herself heard, in a society that doesn't believe women (especially fat women and feminists) can ever be funny.

A catalyst for conversation, West also addresses some of the most burning issues of popular culture today, taking a frank and provocative look at social injustice, racism, fat-shaming, twitter-trolling and even rape culture, unpicking the bullshit and calling out unpalatable truths with conviction, intelligence and a large dose of her trademark black humour.

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  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Quercus Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9781784295523

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