Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman
Publish date: 2016-05-17
Publisher: Hachette Books
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
4.5 stars A lot of the material in this really hit home for me. She talks about feminism and body image issues in a way that I completely get. I think she gets the point across in a positive and interesting way also. She isn't preachy or attacking. She's honest and humorous. She gives some importa...
Andrew and I came across this book at BookCon Chicago this year. We were both already weighed down with dozens of pounds of books, but Andrew insisted that it looked good (and thought he remembered good things being said about it) and we should pick up a copy. It’s really never hard to convince me t...
The first time I heard Lindy West, she made me laugh. The second time, she brought me to tears. And with this book, I fell in love. Articulate, insightful, intelligent, raw, profound, personal and hilarious, Shrill is a must-read. Actually, let me amend that. I feel like people will have one of th...
I don't quite recall exactly how I came across Lindy West's work, but I think it should have remained where I found it: on the internet instead of actual book form. It sounded like an intriguing and interesting book about being a woman. Instead, it wasn't. It's a series of essays about her experie...
The tragedy of books like these is that the readers are basically the choir to which the author sings.
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