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Notes From A Loud Woman

eBook - 2016 | First edition
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"Presents a series of essays by the American writer and comedian, dealing with issues of body image, popular culture, feminism, and social justice,"--NoveList.
Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2016
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780316348454
0316348457
9780316348409
0316348406
9781478964872
1478964871
9781478909309
1478909307
9780316348478
0316348473
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 260 pages)

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RainbowPonygirl1234 Jun 20, 2019

This started off really funny, and it carried the humor through the end, but West touches on some traditionally controversial topics so it's not all laughs. But her writing is RAW and heartfelt, and honest, and self-aware, and I really enjoyed reading it on a whole. Not going to lie, she's very involved in comedy-verse and I'm not so whenever she would go more in depth about some of the happenings in that world (I have a particular essay in mind - but as I write this I don't remember, and I already returned my book to the library, bleh) I skipped. *shrug*

But I still highly recommend for anybody that enjoys reading essay collections with loud and wonderful feminist and body-positivity points to make.

VaughanPLKim Jun 01, 2019

Journalist Lindy West touches on a number of hot-button issues, such as weight, abortion, rape culture, and online trolls. She addresses these topics with both honesty and humour. Particularly moving is the piece about confronting the troll who posed as her recently deceased father in order to harass her. West, despite being justifiably upset, manages to treat the troll with compassion and even gets an apology. The book has been adapted to a TV series starring Saturday Night Live's Aidy Bryant.

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booksmile
May 06, 2019

Important, funny, heartfelt writing. She details her journey to body acceptance and self-confidence and fighting for herself and feeling like she deserves real love and all kinds of good stuff.

The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is because I felt triggered/traumatized by a lot of her past ideas about herself and by descriptions of abuse she received...so be in a good place about yourself while reading and/or maybe skip an essay or two if say reading about a fatphobic bigot of a boss gives you awful flashbacks.

KatieD_KCMO Feb 19, 2019

A poignant and hilarious look into Lindy West's journey towards loving herself, and finding love, in a world that tells her she's unlovable. A heartbreaking peek into the world of online harassment and the real impact it has on women. Despite the real depression, anxiety and fear online harassment causes, West finds it within herself to speak even louder, to push for cultural change, to rise above the threats and vitriol and continue to work for a more inclusive, kind, and diverse future. A great quick read.

A poignant and hilarious look into Lindy West's journey towards loving herself, and finding love, in a world that tells her she's unlovable. A heartbreaking peek into the world of online harassment and the real impact it has on women. Despite the real depression, anxiety and fear online harassment causes, West finds it within herself to speak even louder, to push for cultural change, to rise above the threats and vitriol and continue to work for a more inclusive, kind, and diverse future. A great quick read.

OPL_MichelleC Jan 17, 2019

I've heard Lindy on This American Life multiple times and loved her stories. Not surprising, I loved learning more from and about her journey as a writer and a woman. She's an honest writer who engrosses her with her detailed narrative.

DBRL_JessicaM Sep 10, 2018

The first essay is a little rough. However, the further into the book I went, the more I found myself loving Lindy West's voice. I felt that she was relatable and took me along for her journey. Will place any other books she writes on hold immediately.

WestSlope_TheaH Aug 21, 2018

Hilarious and heartbreaking, these essays showcase Lindy West’s distinct voice. If you are looking for a witty, sharp-tongued feminist hero---you will find her here!

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Margotdumanoir
May 20, 2018

Loved this book. Lindy West does a pretty good job of blending the heaviness of her handling rape threats and keeping her public composure as she takes on the comedic scene, with some pretty funny descriptions and one-liners that I feel most people, especially women, can relate to.

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cardigramma
Apr 24, 2018

I love this book! Describes the author's journey to love her body. I have been down that road and she nailed it. I recommend this book to everyone.

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TheresaAJ
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"I sometimes think of people's personalities as the negative space around their insecurities...We construct elaborate palaces to hide our vulnerabilities, often growing into caricatures of what we fear."

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