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Creecy Book Club – Shrill
April 9 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman by Lindy West
- Tuesday, April 9th at 2:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room
- Wednesday, April 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the Meeting Room
Join us for a fun and lively but casual discussion at our monthly book club meeting! No registration required.
Lindy West balances humor with a rare honesty and introspection in her debut. Over the course of the book, West details finding her voice as a writer and a feminist through stories about her family, her weight, having an abortion and the emotional toll of being harassed online. West’s chronicle of the series of highly personal online attacks – and of how much internet conversations have changed in the past decade – marks this book as required reading.
Always entertaining and relatable, West writes openly and with clear eyes about embarrassing moments and self-esteem issues and has a remarkable ability to move among lightheartedness, heavy-hitting topics and what it means to be a good person. By reading about West’s thought-provoking responses to online rape jokes, gender-specific attacks and being trolled about a family tragedy, readers learn by example how to navigate the Internet’s sometimes soul-sucking terrain with dignity and retain a sense of adventure.