I hadn't heard from them for ages, so had forgotten all about it, until a book arrived in my postbox yesterday, Shrill, by Lindy West. It's a autobiographical account, funny, feminist and extremely honest, so here's my review if you're interested!
I was quite surprised by this book, as it is not the sort of thing I would pick up normally, but intrigued, I dived into the first chapter after receiving it today in the post.
And I didn't stop reading!
Lindy writes as she speaks, often with wry humour and brutal honesty.( 'Shark Week' is now going to be in my phrase book, having never heard of it before.)
She discusses a broad range of topics, growing up, periods, work, boyfriends (or lack thereof) and her forays into journalism and blogging and how social media trolled her for being fat, female and outspoken.
Some of what she has gone through should be shocking, but sadly, it is not, because we all know how online trolls can be and most of us have witnessed it. Some of it is even lauded.
I wasn't initially thrilled with the title of the book, because the word, 'Shrill' has a bad connotation, but once I'd read the book, once I'd read what she'd gone through, I understood it completely.
A great book and a must read for everyone.