Better Off Read GR discusses: "Shrill" by Lindy West

Grand Rapids 20s, 30s and 40s
Grand Rapids 20s, 30s and 40s
Public group

Schuler Books and Music

2660 28th St Se · Grand Rapids

How to find us

Walk straight to the back of the store!

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Details

"Feminism is really just the slow realization that the things you love hate you."

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 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.

At A Glance
260 pages
4.21 Goodreads rating
Nonfiction > Humor > Memoir
Publication Date: 2016

Event Details
October 20,[masked]:00 PM EDT
Schuler Books and Music,[masked]th St SE, Grand Rapids MI
We will meet in the studio directly at the back of Schuler’s, no purchase necessary
Better Off Read GR members receive a 20% discount on our picks when purchased from the Book Club table at Schuler’s Books.