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The Resource Shrill : notes from a loud woman, Lindy West

Shrill : notes from a loud woman, Lindy West

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Shrill : notes from a loud woman
Title
Shrill
Title remainder
notes from a loud woman
Statement of responsibility
Lindy West
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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 with a serious message 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
Summary
Presents a series of essays by the American writer and comedian, dealing with issues of body image, popular culture, feminism, and social justice
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Tone
Award
  • Amelia Bloomer List, 2017
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2016.
Biography type
autobiography
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10490222
Cataloging source
DLC
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West, Lindy
Dewey number
B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • West, Lindy
  • Women journalists
  • Feminists
  • Women
  • Conduct of life
Target audience
adult
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notes from a loud woman
Label
Shrill : notes from a loud woman, Lindy West
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057546310
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 260 pages
Isbn
9781784295530
Lccn
2016001577
System control number
(OCoLC)950985534
Label
Shrill : notes from a loud woman, Lindy West
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057546310
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 260 pages
Isbn
9781784295530
Lccn
2016001577
System control number
(OCoLC)950985534

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