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              Books by Lindy West

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              Shit, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema
               

              Shit, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema (Hardback)

              Read by West, Lindy

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              Firebrand NY Times columnist and bestselling author Lindy West unpacks the beloved rom-coms and cult classics we love in order to dissect the culture we've created

              ISBN 9780316449823
              Released AU 20 Oct 2020
              Publisher Hachette
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              The Witches Are Coming

              The Witches Are Coming (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By West, Lindy

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              From the very moment powerful men on top started falling to the #MeToo movement, the lamentations have been raging from every corner: 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 bestsell...ing memoir and now critically acclaimed Hulu TV series Shrill, Lindy West, turns that refrain on its head: FINE, IF YOU INSIST. THIS IS A WITCH HUNT. WE'RE WITCHES, AND WE'RE HUNTING YOU. In a laugh-out-loud, incisive cultural critique, West suggest that Americans reckon with the dark truths that they've long left unexamined. She 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 and the electoral college and a few Russian troll farms shoved an incompetent, racist con-man into the White House. West unpacks the complicated, and sometimes tragic, journey and politics of not being a white man in the 21st 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. At once side-splittingly funny and irresistibly thought-provoking, The Witches Are Coming provides all the kindling to burn America's restrictive and outdated social norms to the ground. Lindy West lights the match.
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              ISBN 9781760875374
              Published AU 5 Nov 2019
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
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              Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman

              Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman (Paperback)

              By West, Lindy

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              A laugh-out-loud feminist memoir from one of the boldest new voices on the web.

              ISBN 9781784295547
              Released AU 28 Feb 2017
              Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman
               

              Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman (Hardback)

              By West, Lindy

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              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, he...r 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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              ISBN 9780316348409
              Released AU 17 May 2016
              Publisher Hachette
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              The Witches are Coming
               

              The Witches are Coming (Hardback, Library Edition)

              By West, Lindy

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              The highly anticipated next book by the author of the New York Times bestseller, Shrill.

              ISBN 9780316449885
              Released AU 5 Nov 2019
              Publisher Hachette
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              Shrill
               

              Shrill (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By West, Lindy

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              NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER 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.
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              ISBN 9780316348461
              Released AU 28 Feb 2017
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              The Witches Are Coming
                

              The Witches Are Coming (Paperback, Large type / large print edition)

              By West, Lindy

              • RRP: $49.99
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              In this time of great frustration, this collection is a clearing in the woods to meet, to reflect, to dance, and to cackle around the fire.'Abbi Jacobson, creator of Broad City and New York Times bestselling author of I Might Regret ThisFrom the moment powerful men started fallin...g 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 unpacks 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 that she and her peers devoured growing up, a buffet of distortions, delusions, prejudice and outright bullshaEUROct that has allowed white male mediocrity to maintain a death grip on our culture and our politics - and that delivered us to this precarious, disorienting moment in history. 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 about each other. The truth can transform us; there is witchcraft in it. Lindy West turns on the light. 'Lindy continues to be one of the funniest, smartest writers around.'Jessica Valenti, New York Times bestselling author of Full Frontal Feminism and Sex Object'GET ME A BROOM.'Samantha Irby, New York Times bestselling author of We're Never Meeting in Real Life
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              ISBN 9780369329226
              Released AU 19 Nov 2019
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              The Witches Are Coming
                

              The Witches Are Coming (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              Read by West, Lindy

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              The highly anticipated next book by the author of the New York Times bestseller, Shrill.

              ISBN 9781549142857
              Released AU 19 Nov 2019
              Publisher Hachette
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              Shit, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema
                

              Shit, Actually: The Definitive, 100% Objective Guide to Modern Cinema (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              Read by West, Lindy; announced, to be

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              **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 re...turns 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.
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              ISBN 9781549161339
              Released AU 20 Oct 2020
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              The Witches Are Coming
                

              The Witches Are Coming (Audio CD / Audio, Library ed.)

              Read by West, Lindy

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              The firebrand New York Times columnist and bestselling author of Shrill-soon to be a Hulu series starring Aidy Bryant-provides a brilliant and incisive look at how patriarchy, intolerance, and misogyny have conquered not just politics but American culture itself. What do Adam San...dler, Donald Trump, and South Park have in common? Why are myths like reverse sexism and political correctness so seductive? And why do movie classics of yore, from Sixteen Candles to Revenge of the Nerds, make rape look like so much silly fun? With Lindy West's signature wit and in her uniquely incendiary voice, THE WITCHES ARE COMING lays out a grand theory of America that explains why Trump's election was, in many ways, a foregone conclusion. As West reveals through fascinating journeys across the landscapes of pop culture, the lies that fostered the catastrophic resentment that boiled over in the 2016 presidential race did not spring from a vacuum. They have in fact been woven into America's DNA, cultivated by generations of mediocre white men and fed to the masses with such fury that we have become unable to recognize them as lies at all. Whether it be the notion overheard since the earliest moments of the #MeToo movement that feminism has gone too far or the insistence that holding someone accountable for his actions amounts to a witch hunt, THE WITCHES ARE COMING exposes the lies that many have chosen to believe and the often unexpected figures who have furthered them. Along the way, it unravels the tightening link between culture and politics, identifying in the memes, music, and movies we've loved the seeds of the neoreactionary movement now surging through the nation. Sprawling, funny, scorching, and illuminating, THE WITCHES ARE COMING shows West at the top of her intellectual and comic powers. As much a celebration of America's potential as a condemnation of our failures, some will call it a witch hunt. To which West would reply, so be it: I'm a witch and I'm hunting you.
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              ISBN 9781549180538
              Released AU 5 Nov 2019
              Publisher Hachette
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