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"Shrill" Author: Lindy West

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Author of "Shrill", Lindy West, joins us to talk about her memoir and breaking her silence.

BOOK EVENT:

  • Monday, March 13 @ 7:30 PM
  • Powell's City of Books
  • 1005 W Burnside St.
  • Portland, OR

Coming of age in a culture that demands women be as small, quiet, and compliant as possible, writer and humorist Lindy West quickly discovered that she was anything but. From a painfully shy childhood, 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, West narrates her life with a blend of humor and pathos. Shrill (Hachette) 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.