You might know Lindy West from the episode of This American Life where she confronts a troll who impersonated her dead father on social media. The essays in Shrill hit a perfect sweet spot between feminism and humor that had me texting my girl gang every 5 seconds with something new that had me laughing/crying/both, probably. (Kids of the 80s, you’ll love her high-school-band-geek-reading-high-fantasy-on-the-bus humor.) Equally wonderful via print or audio—she performs the audio herself!—Lindy West uses comedy to Hulk smash cultural taboos for women like being fat, having an abortion, not being down with rape jokes, and demanding to be heard.
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