Shrill: Notes From A Loud Woman has been undoubtedly the most difficult book to get through and then recommend to my Members. Lindy West, author, is able to put into words the experiences of womanhood in a wistful and pragmatic way that leaves you laughing, crying, and profoundly touched.
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"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." ( Amazon)
I strongly recommend this book for ALL my female Members as mandatory reading. As of the date of this article, the Kindle price is $9.99, Paperback $11, and Audible $19.95 or 1 credit. It's a must-read!