"…patience, humor and a wildly generous attitude toward her audience — meeting readers at their point of prejudice so that she may, with little visible effort, shepherd them toward a more humane point of view" — New York Times
"… a snapshot of both contemporary feminism and of one of its loudest voices, a woman reaping the rewards and weathering the consequences of speaking her mind." — Slate
In this multi-media talk, bestselling author, contributor to This American Life, and New York Times opinion writer Lindy West discusses the power of personal storytelling and humor in the war for truth.
About the artist:
Hailed by Lena Dunham as an "essential (and hilarious) voice for women," Lindy West is ferociously witty and outspoken, tackling topics as varied as pop culture, social justice and body image.
She is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, and author of Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman, her bestselling memoir. Her essays on feminism, social justice, body image and popular culture have been featured in Jezebel, Cosmopolitan, GQ and The Stranger and on This American Life. From 2014 to 2017 she wrote a weekly political column for The Guardian. She is also the founder of I Believe You | It's Not Your Fault, an advice blog for teenagers, as well as the co-founder of the reproductive rights destigmatization campaign #ShoutYourAbortion. She lives in Seattle.
She is a catalyst for a national conversation in a world where not all stories are created equal and not every body is treated with equal respect.
Lindy is hard at work on her follow-up book to Shrill, with a book of cultural critique that examines how we arrived at this moment in history, ‘to make some sense of this horrifying quagmire in which we find ourselves,’ laying out her grand theory of America: seemingly disparate or even insignificant threads from throughout the past few hundred years gathered into one sprawling, funny, illuminating tapestry.
The Elliott Bay Book Company will sell copies of the author's books at this event. The program will be followed by a book signing