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

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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
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 499 g
Dimensions: 243 x 163 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
A warm, capacious and funny writer * Guardian *
This is a feminist, empowering book; I cried the whole way through though it's very funny as well ... It's nice to read something that you know would have changed your life for ever if you'd read it when you were 16 -- Sofie Hagen * Observer *
This important, brutally honest book makes for a hilarious read * Buzzfeed *
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 *
it is a powerful and frequently furious declaration of West's right to exist and be heard * i *
A call-to-arms for any woman who feels like she can't find her voice * Red *
Brilliant and brave * Sunday Independent *
The new feminist bible * Stylist *
Standout . . . screamingly funny * The Pool *
It's very very funny... it was a really enjoyable memoir but very disquieting too. * Nine to Noon, Radio NZ *
For the vast number of women who have struggled to accept their bodies as they are, West's memoir will offer numerous fist-pump moments. * New Zealand Listener *
If you've ever been labelled with a condescending big-girl euphemism such as "bubbly" or "exuberant" . . . you will laugh your chubby head off at West's book * Weekend West *
Shrill is a gutsy, whip-smart and fierce demonstration of the importance and the cost of speaking out * Canberra Times, Sydney Morning Herald, The Saturday Age *
Fun and feisty * Fabulous *
She reveals the obstacles she has encountered in challenging the status quo. * City Messenger *

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Hardback

“Shrill”

This book, wow. So brutally honest and strong, I was completely captivated by Lindy's writing right from the off and powered through this in a day. So much of what i've been feeling lately as a woman was... More

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“Loud, proud and laugh out loud”

I'll admit that biographies are not my first choice when casting about for something to read, so when this book was sent to me by realreaders.co.uk, to read and review, it went to the bottom of the pile of books... More

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“A unique and inspiring voice”

Lindy West's autobiographical 'Shrill' is unapologetic in its frankness. It comes recommended by Caitlin Moran and Lena Durham so I was encouraged from the off but West's writing was still... More

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