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Author West, Lindy, author.

Title Shrill : notes from a loud woman / Lindy West.

Publication Info. New York : Hachette Books, 2016.

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  817.6 WES    AVAILABLE
 Manhattan-Elwood PL Adult Non Fiction - MTBB-2  818.602 WES    AVAILABLE
 Manteno PL Adult Non-Fiction - MNBB-2  818.602 WES    AVAILABLE
 Mokena Community PL Adult Non-Fiction - MKBB-1  817 WES    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  818.602 WES    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Biography - NSLY-11  B WES    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Roscoe Adult Biography - NSRY-11  B WES    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island 30/31 Branch Adult Biography - RITG-6  B WEST    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Biography - RIPG-6  B WEST    AVAILABLE
 Rock Island Southwest Branch Adult Biography - RISG-8  B WEST    AVAILABLE

Edition First edition.
Description viii, 260 pages ; 21 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Contents Lady Kluck -- Bones -- Are you there, Margaret? It's me, a person who is not a complete freak -- How to stop being shy in eighteen easy steps -- When life gives you lemons -- You're so brave for wearing clothes and not hating yourself! -- The red tent -- Hello, I am fat -- Why fat lady so mean to baby men? -- Strong people fighting against the elements -- The day I didn't fit -- Chuckletown, USA, population: jokes -- Death wish -- It's about free speech, it's not about hating women -- The tree -- The end -- The beginning -- Slaying the troll -- Abortion is normal, it's okay to be fat, and women don't have to be nice to you.
Summary "Presents a series of essays by the American writer and comedian, dealing with issues of body image, popular culture, feminism, and social justice, "--NoveList.
West presents essays dealing with issues of body image, popular culture, feminism, and social justice. She boldly shares how to survive in a world where not all bodies are treated with equal respect, and how she went from being silent and invisible to earning a living defending the silenced.
"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."--Publisher's description.
Subject West, Lindy -- Humor.
Women journalists -- United States -- Biography.
Feminists -- United States -- Biography.
Women -- Humor.
Conduct of life -- Humor.
Genre/Form Humor.
Autobiographies.
ISBN 9780316348409 (hardcover)
0316348406 (hardcover)

 
    
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