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Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman
Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman | Lindy West
Hailed by Lena Dunham as an "essential (and hilarious) voice for women," Lindy West is ferociously witty and outspoken, tackling topics as varied as pop culture, social justice and body image. Her empowering work has garnered a coast-to-coast audience that eagerly awaits SHRILL, her highly-anticipated literary debut. West has rocked readers in work published everywhere from "The Guardian" to "GQ "to "This American Life." She is a catalyst for a national conversation in a world where not all stories are created equal and not every body is treated with equal respect. SHRILL is comprised of a series of essays that bravely shares her life, including her transition from quiet to feminist-out-loud, coming of age in a popular culture that is hostile to women (especially fat, funny women) and how keeping quiet is not an option for any of us.
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rmaclean4
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#weeklyforecast
Delighted to have finished some books I have been reading for weeks now. Fresh start this week!!
I am picking up Shrill: Lindy West #NFNov
Hope to be able to get to Salvage the Bones: Jesmyn Ward to finish off the Reading Women challenge for 2019. I will continue to listen to Galore: Michael Crummy. Not sure I will hit my Goodreads goal this year, but I sure am trying!!

monalyisha Anticipating an AMAZING reading week ahead for you! 😍 5d
rmaclean4 @monalyisha there is such a freeing feeling when you finish a long term reading project. I am so excited to get to some new material. 5d
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Zoes_Human This makes me wonder if Lindy West is a social and outgoing person. I love being alone, and my spouse and I deeply value about one another that we can be alone together in the same space. The ability to be alone together is precious for folks like us. 5d
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#MOvember #expressyourself makes me think of the book, though I‘ve not read it. In this memoir/collection of essays with humour and fierce writing, Lindy West talks about issues facing our culture such as sexism, misogyny, fat acceptance, reproductive rights, and more.

Cinfhen Good one!!! I‘m curious about her new one 2w
Megabooks Jessie and @Cinfhen I enjoyed her new one very much. Finished today and reviewed!! Loved Shrill, too! 2w
erzascarletbookgasm Good to know @Megabooks 👍🙂 Will look it up! 2w
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Cinfhen I know you picked the new one up @Megabooks I will check out your review!! Did you get the all clear to drive home today??? 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen Dad just woke up a few minutes ago, so we‘re hours from being on the road! 2w
Cinfhen Wait, I remember you did!!! #MidDayBrainFog @Megabooks 😘 2w
merelybookish Nice! I'm going to see her next week! 2w
sprainedbrain I love Lindy and this book. ❤️ 2w
readordierachel ❤❤❤ 2w
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mariaku21
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There's so much to commend Weston for just putting down on paper which might not gel with everyone. I can see a lot of people taking offense to somethings she says but at the end of the day these are opinions ans a lot that again I've dealt with and resonated with so thanks Lindy for having the guts to write it down.

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rabbitprincess
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Funny and fierce and full of feeling. I really liked this and am glad one of my work friends left it in our office little free library.

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Heatherfeather
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Ok...so this was another extremely important book. So difficult to listen to (although it IS funny at times) but necessary. The last essay, about the troll who impersonated her dead dad, I'd heard before, and it was no less powerful the second time.

Now I need a really fictiony escapist novel to give myself a break from Important Books. 🙂

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ElizaMarie
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So.. I was stuck in a flood and took 4 hours to get home.

It was okay. Like I mentioned it was very much like Hunger and Not that Bad. I mean I get how women, other than “perfect” body size gets mistreated. It sucks. People suck.

I heard the audio so it was the author reading it. You could her her pain and frustration. It just is sad too many women have these stories.

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ElizaMarie

This feels a lot like Hunger- Roxane Gay.

Not that I don‘t like it but it‘s seems like I‘ve already heard all this before.

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ElizaMarie
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I‘ve been meaning to listen to this one for a bit. After reading some comments from others, I realized that this was the inspiration for the series I watched. Made me a little more excited 😊

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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Late post #friyayintro @howjessreads

1. Like every essay collection, I liked some more than others. Still, it‘s essential reading for #feminists and people who‘ve been #trolled.
2. Turning back time temporarily / time travel
3. Scorpio
4. Work, gym, laundry, reading, Mindhunter—pretty exciting, right?
5. 👊🏻📚♥️

MicheleinPhilly I just found out yesterday that the lead in Mindhunter (the younger one) is from Lancaster! 3mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @MicheleinPhilly I know—he gets all kinds of press out here. Maybe I‘m six degrees of famous ... 🤪 3mo
Crazeedi Hey I'm a Scorpio too😊 3mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage @Crazeedi Yay! Almost bday time ... 🤪 3mo
Crazeedi @BarbaraTheBibliophage I say it's my birthday month! And Orion in the night sky 3mo
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This has been on my TBR for way too long

Megabooks It‘s great! 4mo
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I decided to watch TV tonight because I know I'll be reading all weekend for #24in48 . This is an excellent book, and the show is fabulous too! I guess I'll have to keep Hulu around for season 2.

Susannah I need to watch this! I loved the book. 4mo
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I‘ve been wanting to read this one for a while—unfortunately, so did everyone else in my library system. But, I finally got it and it was worth the wait! I will say that it wasn‘t quite what I was expecting after watching the series. It‘s bolder in many ways, and definitely thought provoking. As an essay collection, it‘s good for those who may not have long stretches of time to devote to reading.

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Currently reading

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KatieDid927
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Such a fun idea, @Cinfhen I had a harder time than I thought narrowing it down to 6! #Top6Reads

MarriedtoMrT Loved My Sister the Serial Killer! ❤️ 5mo
Cinfhen And I‘ve been eyeing 5mo
Megabooks Shrill is really good! 5⭐️ for me, too! 5mo
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mrozzz
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This feels so right. 🙌🏻

catiewithac I really liked this book! I hope you do, too! :) 5mo
Melissa_J I like your mug 👌🏻 5mo
mrozzz @catiewithac loving it so far! 5mo
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mrozzz @Melissa_J thank you!! 🙌🏻 5mo
CoffeeK8 Like the mug! 5mo
KatieDid927 🤗 5mo
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Jilly6183
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This was fantastic!

readordierachel Agreed! 5mo
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perfectlywinged
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I laughed so hard while reading this; it was just like reading her Jezebel articles.

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CareBear 😍😱😍 6mo
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KatieDid927
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May wrap-up! 💃🏻 #maywrapup

j9brown Nice! 👏 6mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Very well done! 💖📚💖 6mo
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KatieDid927
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Actually mad at myself for not reading this sooner. It‘s that good.

PaperbackPirate My niece got this book for me and I loved it. My biggest Of course! was the chapter about airplane seats. 6mo
KatieDid927 @PaperbackPirate Omg too real. Flying fat is the wooooorst. 6mo
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My April reading wrap up video is now available to watch on YouTube. The link is: https//youtu.be/HYh1wxqNm4E

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Julz422
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Can‘t recommend this enough. It was on my list before the Hulu show, but the show definitely prompted me to read it and didn‘t steer me astray. I could relate so much to many parts and Lindy West gives me some hope for our future 👏👏 We need more voices like hers!

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FeministBookClub
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Diving into our May book of the month! See all the ways you can join us at feministbookclub.com/shop

readordierachel Love this book so much ❤ 7mo
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Julz422
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Ending Spring Break the way that it started: reading on the roof ☀️

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FeministBookClub
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So excited to reveal the May box! We‘ve teamed up with @Bookartbookmarks + Glee Gum + Parchment Nail Polish + Planned Parenthood this month. Plus we‘re reading the fabulous book Shrill by Lindy West. Head to feministbookclub.com/shop to explore all our options. Snag the full subscription box, or get in on the book-only option, or even join our virtual membership option! Can‘t wait to meet you.

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Our members suggested titles for our May book of the month and then we voted. Shrill by Lindy West is our winner! Join over 100 badass women around the world this month by subscribing to the Feminist Book Club today - feministbookclub.com/shop
#bookclub

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Nessavamusic
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1. Tagged, listening to “The Bridge Kingdom” by Danielle Jensen
2. “Simply Unforgettable” by Mary Balogh
3. Blue
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

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Carissa-Green-Reads

What a wonderful coincidence: Just a couple of weeks after I read “Shrill,” This American Life replays one of the episodes that introduced me to Lindy West. 💚❤️

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The_Real_Nani
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I picked this book up because my sister told me to watch the show on Hulu, and it was floundering on my TBR. I was laughing from the opening lines, but that laughter quickly turned into a sort of wry acceptance that this is not funny ha-ha, but sometimes-humor-is-the-only-way-through funny. With her deep dive into fatness, I couldn‘t help but contrast it with Hunger by Roxane Gay, which is not funny-anything, but the themes are similar.

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I really appreciate Lindy West‘s candor and ability to be so raw in her writing. At times, this book was funny and there were other points where it was honest and hard and very relatable. She talks about being a woman and image and fighting to break through in a career that is dominated by men. I found this to be very inspiring and well written. Definitely worth reading.

whippoorwill815 I love this book! 7mo
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Brie
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Loved this collection of feminist essays! Some were more serious, but some were laugh out loud funny, with a wide range of topics. I haven‘t seen the show yet, but I might watch an episode after having read this.

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This is even funnier because I did want to be Sally Ride when I was a kid. (Until I saw the shuttle explode on TV... 😬)

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The_Real_Nani
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My sister was telling me about this new show on Hulu called Shrill and it sounded so familiar to me. Lo and behold, it‘s been floundering on my TBR for months. Not anymore! Also, I find it impossible to check out JUST one book from the library. Wasn‘t That a Time is an compelling-sounding book about Pete Seeger and The Weavers during the political hot mess of the 60s. I also put Time Bandit on hold, thanks to that tip from @bookishkris !

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BookofWords
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I can‘t keep up w any over the weekend reading challenges w 2 young boys. But I am always squeezing in good books. Up next...

rretzler It won‘t be long before you can. I used to have 2 small boys - now I have a 17 yo and a 14 yo. Don‘t worry about the reading, enjoy the boys while you can. 😝 We read together every night until my 17 yo started HS and I miss that a lot! 7mo
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This is great & I‘m so glad I read it shortly after reading Good & Mad. These books have caused me to look not only at myself but at how I‘ve judged other women for being strong, mad, fat, shrill, & all the other labels that get thrown out there as unacceptable for a woman. Lindy does a great job of firing her reader up & giving no quarter while still remaining true & vulnerable. A great read!

riversong153 I‘m reading good and mad. I‘ve been angry all week! I feel seen while reading this but I‘m raging too! 😡 8mo
Redjewel_7734 @riversong153 I was the same way! These two are such a good pair to get you fired up! 8mo
readordierachel This book! ❤ 8mo
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Julz422
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Been wanting to read this for a while. Seemed like a good time to pick it up after watching the Aidy Bryant iteration recently on Hulu 👌🙌

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I‘m having a Shrill hangover. I binged the series last weekend and STILL all I can think about is how I want to live life in a world where all of these women are my besties. ❤️

KathyWheeler I loved that show! I want more. 8mo
BlameJennyJane @KathyWheeler me too! It‘s unlike anything I have ever seen before. 💛💛 8mo
flying_monkeys Heck, I‘d be stoked for a pool (or beach!) like in that episode. And I too binged it. Great show on many levels! (edited) 8mo
BlameJennyJane @flying_monkeys yes!!! That whole scene I was like, “Ah, my people!!!” 👙 8mo
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MicheleinPhilly
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I am reading this to satisfy the #SocialMediaFocus prompt for #booked2019. I can seriously only stomach a single essay a day because the entire Internet (with the exception of Litsy) is a raging dumpster fire. 🤬

FreeReadAndWrite Litsy does seem to be the only sanctuary left. I just came back to here after hanging out on bookstagram, it gets bleak. I get sad there. But I like taking pretty photos. * sigh * 8mo
Ashley_Nicoletto The internet is a dumpster fire. It‘s gross. 8mo
Erinreadsthebooks Agreed. I 💜Litsy. I can stomach about five minutes of Instagram every other day or so. If it‘s not on Litsy, I don‘t see it and I‘m okay with that 🤷‍♀️ 8mo
saresmoore Amen, sister. I thought Lindy West killed it with this book, though. I loved it. 8mo
Bklover You said it! Agreed. 8mo
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JHgotham
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Omg yes. This is about “Shrill” but it‘s a Salon piece

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JHgotham
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I gave up on the book soon in. But a family member watched the show and now I‘m thinking I should give it a second look. Episode 1 I already saw some similarities in my life.

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Interesting interview with Lindy West on turning Shrill into a show for Hulu.

https://www.salon.com/2019/03/20/lindy-wests-fearless-revolution-on-creating-shr...

#screenadaptation

CaliforniaCay I just watched all the episodes on hulu, loved them! Definitely wanna read the book! 8mo
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I‘m enjoying this a lot. And also I‘m upset while watching this too.

How is everyone else doing with it?

Kimberlone I binged the whole thing with my BFF this weekend! I really enjoyed it, but there are definitely some hard parts to watch. 8mo
Julsmarshall Amazing, so well done but definitely hard to watch in parts. close to home, you know? I will say that the pool scene is one of the most moving things I‘ve ever witnessed on television. Wow. 8mo
JamieArc It was refreshing. I saw things in these episodes I‘ve never seen portrayed on the screen so authentically. I‘m only upset there are only 6 episodes! 8mo
Leftcoastzen I read the book ,really liked the show, difficult at times ,but I think the authenticity was worth the tough parts.Hope there will be more . 8mo
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Callemarie
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Snuggling in for the rest of the night with harry, Ron and Hermione. Loving on southern tiers cinnamon roll.

Also, I just finished the first episode of Shrill on hulu and it hit me with all the feels. Being a girl overweight growing up, the main character really hit home on the thoughts she has in regards to her self image and body. Has anyone read the book?

BlameJennyJane I loved the book and binged the show myself. I just love love loved it! I think I liked the show more than the book... the fat girl pool party... 💖💖💖💖 8mo
vkois88 I didn't know it was based on a book! I need to find it... I started to watch the first episode but had to turn it off when LO woke up. It definitely hit me hard, especially as I'm on the path to get healthy 8mo
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