Lindy West is a Seattle-based writer and performer whose work focuses on pop culture, feminism, social justice, humour and body image. Currently a weekly columnist at the Guardian and culture writer for GQ magazine, she was previously one of the most popular and prolific writers at feminist blog Jezebel.com. Lindy's articles typically generate thousands of shares and retweets. In January 2015 her exposure was magnified by a segment aired on US national radio in which she confronted an internet troll who'd impersonated her dead father. The podcast and ensuing article went viral and were shared more than 85,000 times worldwide, gaining Lindy countless new followers. As a live performer and commentator, Lindy has made numerous appearances on radio and TV, and regularly speaks at academic events, conferences and literary festivals. In 2013, she won a Social Media Award from NYC's Women's Media Center, was selected for the Nation's top ten feminist articles of the year and New Statesman's top 20 best online pieces of the year, and was profiled by Cosmopolitan magazine.
She reveals the obstacles she has encountered in challenging the status quo. * City Messenger * Fun and feisty * Fabulous * Shrill is a gutsy, whip-smart and fierce demonstration of the importance and the cost of speaking out * Canberra Times, Sydney Morning Herald, The Saturday Age * If you've ever been labelled with a condescending big-girl euphemism such as "bubbly" or "exuberant" . . . you will laugh your chubby head off at West's book * Weekend West * For the vast number of women who have struggled to accept their bodies as they are, West's memoir will offer numerous fist-pump moments. * New Zealand Listener * It's very very funny... it was a really enjoyable memoir but very disquieting too. * Nine to Noon, Radio NZ * Standout . . . screamingly funny * The Pool * The new feminist bible * Stylist * Brilliant and brave * Sunday Independent * A call-to-arms for any woman who feels like she can't find her voice * Red * it is a powerful and frequently furious declaration of West's right to exist and be heard * i * Lindy West is an essential (and hilarious) voice for women. Her talent and bravery have made the Internet a place I actually want to be. * Lena Dunham * This important, brutally honest book makes for a hilarious read * Buzzfeed * This is a feminist, empowering book; I cried the whole way through though it's very funny as well ... It's nice to read something that you know would have changed your life for ever if you'd read it when you were 16 -- Sofie Hagen * Observer * A warm, capacious and funny writer * Guardian *