Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman (Hardback)
  • Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman (Hardback)

Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 19/05/2016
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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 Moran Guardian 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.

"Shrill mixes humour with pathos so effectively that those qualities magnify each other rather than cancelling each other out." The Guardian

Publisher: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 9781784295523

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