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Shrill Audiobook

Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman

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Publisher's Summary

'Women are told, from birth, that it's our job to be small: physically small, small in our presence, and small in our impact on the world. We're supposed to spend our lives passive, quiet and hungry. I want to obliterate that expectation....'

Guardian columnist Lindy West wasn't always loud. It's difficult to believe she was once a nerdy, overweight 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 somehow grew up to be one of the loudest, shrillest, most fearless feminazis on the Internet, making a living standing 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 carry with them serious messages and aren't at someone else's expense. She reveals the obstacles and stereotyping she's had to overcome to make herself heard in a society that doesn't think women (especially fat women and feminists) are or can be funny.

She also tackles some of the most burning issues of popular culture today, taking a frank and provocative look at racism, oppression, 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.

'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)

©2016 Lindy West (P)2016 Hachette Audio

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  • Noel Edmunds
    Bristol, uk
    5/29/16
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    "I wish she was my real life friend."

    Engaging, enraging, funny and thought provoking. Lindy West feels like a friend, an ally and a hero for women everywhere.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • David
    11/14/16
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    "Warm, funny enlightening"

    This is a fantastic audiobook. Lindy Wear delivers a fine performance that reminds me why author-narrated audiobooks are always my favourite. This book is enlightening and hilarious! Very highly recommended!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Emily M.
    9/5/16
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    "Knowledge and empathy"
    Where does Shrill rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Shrill is in the very top percentile of all the books I've listened to. It's enlightening. If you'd like to delve into the mind of someone else for a while, make that Lindy's mind.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I have learned SO MUCH about people from listening to Lindy's book. A book of personal experiences that are packed with self-awareness and curiosity. It reminded me to bring more kindness into my life.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Although life is about SO MUCH MORE than your weight, people will remind you of it constantly.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Hoots_Hut
    8/15/16
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    "Can we be friends?"

    I am so blown away by the telling of her life in such an honest way. With all its upsets and vulnerabilities. I sobbed and cried for the last 3chapters. I laughed until tears came in the first few lighter chapters. Over two days Lindy traveled with me to and from work. I feel like I know her now. You are an inspiration and I can't wait to sit with my fellow feminist friends next week for our monthly book club meeting and discuss your book. ❤️ best wishes

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • cerebralpig
    Sheffield, UK
    7/22/16
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    "Honest and funny"

    A combination of memoir and thoughts on feminism, comedy, being fat in a thin world and fighting trolls on the Internet.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Ann D
    Newcastle, England
    6/11/16
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    "Politics of people and bodies!"
    If you could sum up Shrill in three words, what would they be?

    Fabulous, Feminist, Fierce!


    Any additional comments?

    This is an excellent exposé of the cultural oppression of people, men as well as women, who don't fit society's expressed norms. The fact that those norms are not really norms at at all, says it all (e.g. 95% of women cannot by definition be abnormal)! Lindy also explores the issues around internet trolls. Highly recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Linda
    8/28/17
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    "Review linda"

    Dead boring, I just could not get into it.
    I could not relate to anything Lindy talked about, I just had the feeling that this book was a constant moan from Lindy. I hear where she was coming from but again I got bored very quickly.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Farenceryni
    4/26/17
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    "Wonderful."

    I knew nothing about Lindy West before listening to this book, but I'd seen it favourably reviewed by friends so I gave it a chance, on a whim. I found it beautiful and funny and heartbreaking, sometimes all at once - rare in any narrative, let alone a true one. So yes, I'm recommending this, and not just if you're a fat woman, or a feminist woman, or a man who considers himself an ally or a man who thinks we don't need feminism (although I want to gift a copy to anyone who is any of these things) - listen to this if you are a human. Just listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hannah
    3/28/17
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    "inspiring"

    Lindy west is an inspiration 😍 I recommend this book to anyone, male or female

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • scott
    3/17/17
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    "Some good, thought provoking points made."

    Some good thought provoking points made. But not quite sure what the overall message was. Didn't realise it was more about Lindy herself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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