Shrill : notes from a loud woman / Lindy West.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      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.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: 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.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "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.
    • Content Notes:
      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.
    • ISBN:
      9780316348409
      0316348406
    • Accession Number:
      2016001577
    • Accession Number:
      ocn921166270
      921166270
    • Accession Number:
      fay.493523
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      WEST, L. Shrill : notes from a loud woman. First edition. [s. l.]: Hachette Books, 2016. ISBN 9780316348409. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.493523. Acesso em: 20 fev. 2020.
    • AMA:
      West L. Shrill : Notes from a Loud Woman. First edition. Hachette Books; 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.493523. Accessed February 20, 2020.
    • APA:
      West, L. (2016). Shrill : notes from a loud woman (First edition.). Hachette Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      West, Lindy. 2016. Shrill : Notes from a Loud Woman. First edition. Hachette Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.493523.
    • Harvard:
      West, L. (2016) Shrill : notes from a loud woman. First edition. Hachette Books. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.493523 (Accessed: 20 February 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      West, L 2016, Shrill : notes from a loud woman, First edition., Hachette Books, viewed 20 February 2020, .
    • MLA:
      West, Lindy. Shrill : Notes from a Loud Woman. First edition., Hachette Books, 2016. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.493523.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      West, Lindy. Shrill : Notes from a Loud Woman. First edition. Hachette Books, 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.493523.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      West L. Shrill : notes from a loud woman [Internet]. First edition. Hachette Books; 2016 [cited 2020 Feb 20]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.493523

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2016 May #1

*Starred Review* In this uproariously funny debut, West, GQ writer and fat-acceptance activist, blends memoir, social commentary, and ribald comedy in a biting manifesto. Starting with the admission that she was not at all happy to get her period, West describes her inspiring progression from body hate to body love. Readers will delight in West's clarity as she describes her childhood (there are no positive depictions of fat people in Disney) and beliefs (why it's so offensive to ask fat people "where they get their confidence"), illuminating the insidious way our culture regards those who are overweight as subhuman and revolting moral and intellectual failures. She debunks objections to the obese as a drain on health care and advocates movingly for empathy because it's hard being fat. Despite the book's serious subject, West's ribald jokes, hilarious tirades, and raucous confessions keep her narrative skipping merrily along as she jumps from painful confession to powerful epiphany. Sure to be a boon for anyone who has struggled with body image, Shrill is a triumphant, exacting, absorbing memoir that will lay new groundwork for the way we talk about the taboo of being too large. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2016 May #1

GQ culture writer West's essay collection addresses topics such as fantasy literature, fat acceptance, rape jokes, and being a woman on the Internet with sometimes bittersweet, frequently hilarious results—step five of "How To Stop Being Shy in Eighteen Steps" involves joining a choir with "uniforms that look like menopausal genie costumes." In one of the most powerful pieces, the author describes being targeted by an online troll who had adopted the persona of her late, beloved father (his Twitter bio read "Location: Dirt hole in Seattle"). After writing about the situation for Jezebel.com, West was contacted by the troll, who apologized and agreed to join her on an episode of NPR's "This American Life" to discuss why he'd done such a cruel thing to a complete stranger. West's prose is conversational and friendly in tone, hacking away at the patriarchy with a smile. VERDICT This is a natural fit for fans of Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist, Felicia Day's You're Never Weird on the Internet (Almost), and Jenny Lawson's Furiously Happy.—Stephanie Klose, Library Journal

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