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    Notes from a Loud Woman

    by Lindy West

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    • Release date: May 17, 2016
    • Publisher: Hachette
    • ISBN: 9780316348409 (0316348406)
    • Genres: memoir, feminism, essays, humor, biography, womens, adult
    • Awards: Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Memoir & Autobiography (2016)
    • Author: Lindy West
    • Format: hardcover, 260 pages
    • Language: english

    About The Book

    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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