• Title : Shrill

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  • ISBN: 0316348406

  • Format Type: Hardcover

  • Number of Pages: 260 pages


Shrill Description

Coming of age in a culture that demands women be as small, quiet, and compliant as possible like a porcelain dove that will also have sex with you writer and humorist Lindy West quickly discovered that she was anything but From a painfully shy childhood in which she tried, unsuccessfully, to hide her big body and even bigger opinions to her public war with stand up comedians over rape jokes to her struggle to convince herself, and then the world, that fat people have value to her accidental activism and never ending battle royale with Internet trolls, Lindy narrates her life with a blend of humor and pathos that manages to make a trip to the abortion clinic funny and wring tears out of a story about diarrhea.With inimitable good humor, vulnerability, and boundless charm, Lindy boldly shares how to survive in a world where not all stories are created equal and not all bodies are treated with equal respect, and how to weather hatred, loneliness, harassment, and loss and walk away laughing Shrill provocatively dissects what it means to become self aware the hard way, to go from wanting to be silent and invisible to earning a living defending the silenced in all caps..



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thumbnail Title: Shrill
Author:Lindy West
ISBN :0316348406
ranting: 4.5
Reviewer: 98 Reviews
Description: Coming of age in a culture that demands women be as small, quiet, and compliant as possible like a porcelain dove that will also have sex with you writer and humorist Lindy West quickly discovered tha

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