Shrill

Shrill
Author: Lindy West
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-02-28
ISBN 10: 9781784295547
ISBN 13: 178429554X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shrill Book Review:

Lindy West wasn't always loud. 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 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. Here, she 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.

Shrill

Shrill
Author: Lindy West
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-05-19
ISBN 10: 1784295558
ISBN 13: 9781784295554
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shrill Book Review:

*CATCH THE TV ADAPTATION OF SHRILL ON BBC3 NOW* '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. '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

Shrill

Shrill
Author: Lindy West
Publsiher: Hachette Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-02-28
ISBN 10: 9780316348461
ISBN 13: 0316348465
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shrill Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY: NPR, ESQUIRE, The LA Times, and NEWSWEEK WINNER OF THE STRANGER GENIUS AWARD Shrill is an uproarious memoir, a feminist rallying cry in a world that thinks gender politics are tedious and that women, especially feminists, can't be funny. 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.

The Witches Are Coming

The Witches Are Coming
Author: Lindy West
Publsiher: Hachette Books
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN 10: 031644989X
ISBN 13: 9780316449892
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Witches Are Coming Book Review:

In this wickedly funny cultural critique, the author of the critically acclaimed memoir and Hulu series Shrill exposes misogyny in the #MeToo era. This is a witch hunt. We're witches, and we're hunting you. From the moment powerful men started falling to the #MeToo movement, the lamentations began: this is feminism gone too far, this is injustice, this is a witch hunt. In The Witches Are Coming, firebrand author of the New York Times bestselling memoir and now critically acclaimed Hulu TV series Shrill, Lindy West, turns that refrain on its head. You think this is a witch hunt? Fine. You've got one. In a laugh-out-loud, incisive cultural critique, West extolls the world-changing magic of truth, urging readers to reckon with dark lies in the heart of the American mythos, and unpacking the complicated, and sometimes tragic, politics of not being a white man in the twenty-first century. She tracks the misogyny and propaganda hidden (or not so hidden) in the media she and her peers devoured growing up, a buffet of distortions, delusions, prejudice, and outright bullsh*t that has allowed white male mediocrity to maintain a death grip on American culture and politics-and that delivered us to this precarious, disorienting moment in history. West writes, "We were just a hair's breadth from electing America's first female president to succeed America's first black president. We weren't done, but we were doing it. And then, true to form—like the Balrog's whip catching Gandalf by his little gray bootie, like the husband in a Lifetime movie hissing, 'If I can't have you, no one can'—white American voters shoved an incompetent, racist con man into the White House." We cannot understand how we got here‚—how the land of the free became Trump's America—without examining the chasm between who we are and who we think we are, without fact-checking the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves and each other. The truth can transform us; there is witchcraft in it. Lindy West turns on the light.

Shrill

Shrill
Author: Lindy West
Publsiher: Hachette Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-05-17
ISBN 10: 0316348457
ISBN 13: 9780316348454
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shrill Book Review:

Shrill is an uproarious memoir, a feminist rallying cry in a world that thinks gender politics are tedious and that women, especially feminists, can't be funny. 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 humoristLindy 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.

I Know I Am But What Are You

I Know I Am  But What Are You
Author: Samantha Bee
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-02-08
ISBN 10: 1439142742
ISBN 13: 9781439142745
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

I Know I Am But What Are You Book Review:

A Daily Show correspondent turns her unique wit on herself, discussing what it was like to be raised by a Wiccan mother, her parents' uncomfortable sex talks, all the strange jobs she had on the road to The Daily Show and much more.

Meaty

Meaty
Author: Samantha Irby
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-09-13
ISBN 10: 0988825864
ISBN 13: 9780988825864
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Meaty Book Review:

Smart, edgy, hilarious, and unabashedly raunchy New York Times bestselling author Samantha Irby explodes onto the printed page in her uproarious first collection of essays. Irby laughs her way through tragicomic mishaps, neuroses, and taboos as she struggles through adulthood: chin hairs, depression, bad sex, failed relationships, masturbation, taco feasts, inflammatory bowel disease and more. Updated with her favorite Instagramable, couch-friendly recipes, this much-beloved romp is treat for anyone in dire need of Irby's infamous, scathing wit and poignant candor.

Summary and Analysis of Shrill Notes from a Loud Woman

Summary and Analysis of Shrill  Notes from a Loud Woman
Author: Worth Books
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 30
Release: 2017-03-14
ISBN 10: 1504044754
ISBN 13: 9781504044752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Summary and Analysis of Shrill Notes from a Loud Woman Book Review:

So much to read, so little time? Each volume in the Worth Books catalog presents a summary and analysis to help you stay informed in a busy world, whether you’re managing your to-read list for work or school, brushing up on business strategies on your commute, preparing to wow at the next book club, or continuing to satisfy your thirst for knowledge. Get ready to be edified, enlightened, and entertained—all in about 30 minutes or less!

Shit Actually

Shit  Actually
Author: Lindy West
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-10-20
ISBN 10: 0316449849
ISBN 13: 9780316449847
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shit Actually Book Review:

One of the "Best Books of 2020" by NPR's Book Concierge **Your Favorite Movies, Re-Watched** New York Times opinion writer and bestselling author Lindy West was once the in-house movie critic for Seattle's alternative newsweekly The Stranger, where she covered film with brutal honesty and giddy irreverence. In Shit, Actually, Lindy returns to those roots, re-examining beloved and iconic movies from the past 40 years with an eye toward the big questions of our time: Is Twilight the horniest movie in history? Why do the zebras in The Lion King trust Mufasa-WHO IS A LION-to look out for their best interests? Why did anyone bother making any more movies after The Fugitive achieved perfection? And, my god, why don't any of the women in Love, Actually ever fucking talk?!?! From Forrest Gump, Honey I Shrunk the Kids, and Bad Boys II, to Face/Off, Top Gun, and The Notebook, Lindy combines her razor-sharp wit and trademark humor with a genuine adoration for nostalgic trash to shed new critical light on some of our defining cultural touchstones-the stories we've long been telling ourselves about who we are. At once outrageously funny and piercingly incisive, Shit, Actually reminds us to pause and ask, "How does this movie hold up?", all while teaching us how to laugh at the things we love without ever letting them or ourselves off the hook. Shit, Actually is a love letter and a break-up note all in one: to the films that shaped us and the ones that ruined us. More often than not, Lindy finds, they're one and the same.

The Comedy Bible

The Comedy Bible
Author: Judy Carter
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2010-05-04
ISBN 10: 0743219023
ISBN 13: 9780743219020
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Comedy Bible Book Review:

Judy Carter, guru to aspiring comedy writers and stand-up comics, tells all about the biz of being funny and writing funny in this bright, entertaining, and totally practical guide on how to draw humor from your life and turn it into a career. Do you think you’re funny? Do you want to turn your sense of humor into a career? If the answer is yes, then Judy Carter’s The Comedy Bible is for you. The guru to aspiring stand-up comics provides the complete scoop on being—and writing—funny for money. If you’ve got a sense of humor, you can learn to make a career out of comedy, says Judy Carter. Whether it’s creating a killer stand-up act, writing a spec sitcom, or providing jokes for radio or one-liners for greeting cards, Carter provides step-by-step instructions in The Comedy Bible. She helps readers first determine which genre of comedy writing or performing suits them best and then directs them in developing, refining, and selling their work. Using the hands-on workbook format that was so effective in her bestselling first book, Stand-Up Comedy: The Book, Carter offers a series of day-by-day exercises that draw on her many years as a successful stand-up comic and the head of a nationally known comedy school. Also included are practical tips and advice from today’s top comedy professionals—from Bernie Brillstein to Christopher Titus to Richard Lewis. She presents the pros and cons of the various comedy fields—stand-up, script, speech and joke writing, one-person shows, humor essays—and shows how to tailor your material for each. She teaches how to find your “authentic” voice—the true source of comedy. And, perhaps most important, Carter explains how to take a finished product to the next level—making money—by pitching it to a buyer and negotiating a contract. Written in Carter’s unique, take-no-prisoners voice, The Comedy Bible is practical, inspirational, and funny.

Wake Me Up When It s All Over

Wake Me Up When It s All Over
Author: Kate Moore
Publsiher: Aurum Press
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2021-10-19
ISBN 10: 0711268916
ISBN 13: 9780711268913
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wake Me Up When It s All Over Book Review:

New volume of the best-selling review of the year made up of the wry and astute observations of the unpublished Telegraph letter writers.

How to be a Person

How to be a Person
Author: Lindy West,Dan Savage,Bethany Jean Clement,Christopher Frizzelle
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 1570617783
ISBN 13: 9781570617782
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to be a Person Book Review:

A practical survival guide to college and beyond by the writers and editors of The Stranger shares such advice as what majors to avoid, how to not contract an STD, how to do laundry, the basics of good manners and how to minimize drinking risks. Original.

The Littlest Bigfoot

The Littlest Bigfoot
Author: Jennifer Weiner
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN 10: 1481470760
ISBN 13: 9781481470766
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Littlest Bigfoot Book Review:

A New York Times Bestseller “A charming story about finding a safe place to let your freak flag fly.” —People “Young readers who have ever felt too big or been made to feel small will feel just right in the cheerful glow of Weiner’s contemporary fairy tale.” —The New York Times Book Review From #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Weiner comes a “smartly crafted” (BCCB) and “heartwarming” (School Library Journal) tale of friendship, furry creatures, and finding the place where you belong. Alice Mayfair, twelve years old, slips through the world unseen and unnoticed. Ignored by her family and shipped off to her eighth boarding school, Alice would like a friend. And when she rescues Millie Maximus from drowning in a lake one day, she finds one. But Millie is a Bigfoot, part of a clan who dwells deep in the woods. Most Bigfoots believe that people—NoFurs, as they call them—are dangerous, yet Millie is fascinated with the No-Fur world. She is convinced that humans will appreciate all the things about her that her Bigfoot tribe does not: her fearless nature, her lovely singing voice, and her desire to be a star. Alice swears to protect Millie’s secret. But a league of Bigfoot hunters is on their trail, led by a lonely kid named Jeremy. And in order to survive, Alice and Millie have to put their trust in each other—and have faith in themselves—above all else.

Sex Object

Sex Object
Author: Jessica Valenti
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-06-07
ISBN 10: 0062435108
ISBN 13: 9780062435101
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex Object Book Review:

New York Times Bestseller NPR Best Book of 2016 “Sharp and prescient… The appeal of Valenti’s memoir lies in her ability to trace objectification through her own life, and to trace what was for a long time her own obliviousness to it…Sex Object is an antidote to the fun and flirty feminism of selfies and self-help.” — New Republic Author and Guardian US columnist Jessica Valenti has been leading the national conversation on gender and politics for over a decade. Now, in a darkly funny and bracing memoir, Valenti explores the toll that sexism takes from the every day to the existential. Sex Object explores the painful, funny, embarrassing, and sometimes illegal moments that shaped Valenti’s adolescence and young adulthood in New York City, revealing a much shakier inner life than the confident persona she has cultivated as one of the most recognizable feminists of her generation. In the tradition of writers like Joan Didion and Mary Karr, this literary memoir is sure to shock those already familiar with Valenti’s work and enthrall those who are just finding it.

Too Fat Too Slutty Too Loud

Too Fat  Too Slutty  Too Loud
Author: Anne Helen Petersen
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2017-06-20
ISBN 10: 039957686X
ISBN 13: 9780399576867
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Too Fat Too Slutty Too Loud Book Review:

**One of NPR’s Best Books of 2017** “Petersen's gloriously bumptious, brash ode to nonconforming women suits the needs of this dark moment. Her careful examination of how we eviscerate the women who confound or threaten is crucial reading if we are ever to be better.”—Rebecca Traister, New York Times bestselling author of All the Single Ladies From celebrity gossip expert and BuzzFeed culture writer Anne Helen Petersen comes an accessible, analytical look at how female celebrities are pushing the boundaries of what it means to be an “acceptable” woman. You know the type: the woman who won’t shut up, who’s too brazen, too opinionated—too much. She’s the unruly woman, and she embodies one of the most provocative and powerful forms of womanhood today. In Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud, Anne Helen Petersen uses the lens of “unruliness” to explore the ascension of powerhouses like Serena Williams, Hillary Clinton, Nicki Minaj, and Kim Kardashian, exploring why the public loves to love (and hate) these controversial figures. With its brisk, incisive analysis, Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud is a conversation-starting book on what makes and breaks celebrity today. “Must-read list.”—Entertainment Weekly Named one of Cosmopolitan’s “Books You Won't Be Able to Put Down This Summer” Selected as one of Amazon's “Best Books of the Month” A Refinery29 Editors' Pick

Why Have Kids

Why Have Kids
Author: Jessica Valenti
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0547892616
ISBN 13: 9780547892610
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why Have Kids Book Review:

A high-profile feminist, and a mother herself, explores the question of whether or not to have children, and how having children changes the life of parents, often not for the better, in this modern world. 20,000 first printing.

A Woman s Place

A Woman s Place
Author: Kylie Cheung
Publsiher: North Atlantic Books
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-07-21
ISBN 10: 1623174856
ISBN 13: 9781623174859
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Woman s Place Book Review:

A fearless primer on the feminism we need now: tactics for advancing reproductive justice, promoting intersectionality, and pushing back against patriarchal systems of oppression Too loud. Too shrill. Too far. Too much. Despite the systematic chipping away at our voices, autonomy, and rights, women who demand more--or even just enough--continue to be pushed aside, talked over, and dismissed. From unbridled online abuse to the unspoken societal rules that dictate who can express anger, when you're a feminist the personal is political...and it's time we all embrace feminism as a matter of survival. Cultural critic and Gen-Z feminist Kylie Cheung lays bare the state of affairs for women in the twenty-first century. She discusses the challenges of our time, from misogyny to gaslighting, racism, and rampant attacks on reproductive healthcare. She also explores the empowering strides of #MeToo, unprecedented youth mobilization, and increasing recognition of the power and necessity of intersectional movements. Cheung weaves biting cultural commentary with personal narrative, sharing stories of feminist awakening, online harassment, and the effects of sexual assault, racism, fetishization, and misogyny within relationships. She speaks candidly to a new generation of feminists seeking real, unfiltered experiences and guidance as they navigate the sexist realities of our unjust world. Cheung's manifesto is a tour-de-force of fourth-wave feminism, a call to arms that speaks truth to power as we engage in the fight of and for our lives.

Shout Your Abortion

Shout Your Abortion
Author: Amelia Bonow,Emily Nokes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-11
ISBN 10: 9781629635736
ISBN 13: 1629635731
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Shout Your Abortion Book Review:

Following the U.S. Congress's attempts to defund Planned Parenthood, the hashtag #ShoutYourAbortion became a viral conduit for abortion storytelling. This book is a collection of photos, essays, and creative work inspired by the movement of the same name, a template for building new communities of healing, and a call to action. Shared stories and communities built around these conversations include: making art, hosting comedy shows, creating abortion-positive clothing, altering billboards, making zines, and hosting thank you letter-writing parties for their local abortion providers.

Simply Woman

Simply    Woman
Author: Crystal Andrus Morissette
Publsiher: Simply Woman Publishing
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2018-04-16
ISBN 10: 1775260216
ISBN 13: 9781775260219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Simply Woman Book Review:

The Guilty Feminist

The Guilty Feminist
Author: Deborah Frances-White
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2018-09-06
ISBN 10: 0349010110
ISBN 13: 9780349010113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Guilty Feminist Book Review:

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER 'Breathes life into conversations about feminism' PHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE 'Very funny, very clever, very thoughtful and very relevant' DOLLY ALDERTON Why do we find it so hard to say 'No'? How can feminism be more inclusive? What can rom-coms tell us about taking charge? The Guilty Feminist will challenge you, reassure you and empower you to see the world differently. From inclusion to intersectionality, #MeToo to men's rights, rom-coms to pornography, Deborah Frances-White tackles urgent questions for the modern woman. Featuring interviews with activists, businesswomen and all-round inspirations, The Guilty Feminist examines how women can abandon their guilt, say No (when they mean it), say Yes (when they want to), and to change the world - and ourselves - for the better. Includes interviews with Jessamyn Stanley * Zoe Coombs Marr * Susan Wokoma * Phoebe Waller-Bridge * Hannah Gadsby * Reubs Walsh * Bisha K. Ali * Becca Bunce * Mo Mansfield * Leyla Hussein * Amika George 'Genius' Sunday Times 'Funny, fresh, thought-provoking' Observer 'Everything you wanted to know about feminism but were afraid to ask' EMMA THOMPSON 'Quite possibly the defining feminist of our generation' ELIZABETH DAY 'Encouraging every woman to say: "I get to be heard. I deserve to be seen" ' Daily Express 'A passionate and engaging manifesto, reminding readers that feminism isn't one-size-fits-all' I