Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman (downloadable audiobook)

Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman
by Lindy West [Downloadable Audio] 

This book looks like it could be the opposite of Susan Cain’s Quiet: The Power of Introverts… but it’s not! Since I loved Cain’s audiobook, I thought my best place to start Shrill would be with the chapter titled How to Stop Being Shy in Eighteen Easy Steps. That worked out well for me, as I ended up listening to all of Shrill and finding out, thankfully, that the ideas presented in these two titles are not mutually exclusive. Lindy West does a nice job of bringing to light some feminist issues that haven’t been talked about frequently enough, such as body image, class and color privilege, and the humans behind those nasty troll comments on the internet. Her writing is humorous throughout, and I am glad I got to learn from her perspective as a fat activist.

[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try You Can’t Touch My Hair, by Phoebe Robinson, Meaty and We Are Never Meeting in Real Life, by Samantha Irby or Things No One Will Tell Fat Girls, by Jess Baker.]

[ official Lindy West web site ]

Recommended by Naomi S.
Eiseley and Williams Branch Libraries

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