"Shrill" Author Lindy West

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

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. Linday details it all in her new memoir Shrill. She joined us to share a few stories that dissect 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.

For more information, visit Lindy's website.