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  1. says:

    3 12 stars I did enjoy this one uite a bit Lindy West is such a funny insightful person and I literally laughed out loud a good few times while reading this And to be honest it doesn't hurt that I agree with 90% of what she says But maybe that's a bit of the problem? I felt like this book didn't really say anything new break any new ground It's a book that preaches directly to the choir of liberal readers like myself wh

  2. says:

    I agree with much of what Lindy West says in her new book but I can't shake the feeling I had when I read her first book That feelin

  3. says:

    Yes we are witches and we're hunting you What an impressive and readable collection of essays Lindy West the author of Shrill has returned and she's ready to share some facts and clapbacks I have to be honest these essays were at times hard to read not necessarily due to the author but due to the wounds that they reopened for me Being a woman in today's world isn't easy and we're still fighting to be heard Being a woman in Amer

  4. says:

    You can’t stop Lindy West If she has something to say she will say it and she won’t apologize for her very often unpopular opinion She’s angry and annoyed and disappointed at the current political climate and

  5. says:

    I don't want to start on a bad note but I didn't love this book I felt it preached to the people who pretty much already 100% agree with the author and though I agree with her on many points I also found some of them a little problematic and likely alienating to those who are slightly less fervent than the author about certain issues Of course an author knows her audience and there's nothing wrong with that but I had expected some

  6. says:

    35 stars I'm a bit conflicted on this one but I can't bring myself to rate it less than 4 stars because a I love Lindy West and want her to succeed b I enjoyed parts of this immensely there were moments that made me think moments that made me feel I got teary eyed over Guy Fieri for gods sakes West writes in this way that is so chatty and fun and easy to read that I kept having these little fissures of shock every t

  7. says:

    It’s absolutely wonderful as is all of lindys writing Thought provoking and funny I devoured it

  8. says:

    I deliberately chose The Witches Are Coming from the library's new release shelf because on occasion I like to step outside my comfort zone and read something that differs from my beliefs or opinions in this case subject matter involving some fairly extreme left wing politics This is one of those times that it did not fare so well Or to par

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    This was goddamn incredible a fantastic funny insightful clapback of a book I sometimes incorporate my favorite uotes fro

  10. says:

    Given the way the last couple years have gone I expected The Witches Are Coming to be about all of the elements of Trump's America that are relevant to Lindy West's interests reproductive rights pussy grabbing Brett Kavanaugh And c

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The Witches Are Coming

Changing magic of truth urging readers to reckon with dark lies in the heart of the American mythos and unpacking the complicated and sometimes tragic politics of not being a white man in the twenty first century She tracks the misogyny and propaganda hidden or not so hidden in the media she and her peers devoured growing up a buffet of distortions delusions prejudice and outright bullsht that has allowed white male mediocrity to maintain a death grip on American culture and politics and that delivered us to this precarious disorienting moment in historyWest writes “We were just a hair’s breadth from electing America’s first female president to s. You can t stop Lindy West If she has something to say she will say it and she won t apologize for her very often unpopular opinion She s angry and annoyed and disappointed at the current political climate and environmental climate and the overall humanitarian climate We need to be compassionate awake active responsible and respectful It s true I agree and I agree with her writing a book with essays proving what a bad job most of us are doing at being humane human beings But I also like that she is able to acknowledge not just our weaknesses but also our ualities The things that we re doing well even if we re not doing them perfectly A victory is a victory however small The TV show Shrill based on the author s nonfiction book sure is one of those victories The first season may only have six episodes but I m making my way through those and it feels so liberating somehow to watch a woman in a realistic world that actually feels wholly realistic No sugar coating And yet positive in so many ways As a 22 year old Canadian there are multiple references I didn t uite get but the facts are less important than what Lindy West has to say about them Everyone can read an infomercial Lindy West takes the time to dissect the supposedly true facts in order to detect the problems buried underneath something that is supposedly innocuous Like Grumpy Cat s name Tard short for rtard or Twitter supposedly promoting freedom of speech What else can I say Lindy is a badass lady and I hope she lives for a long time because we need her Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin

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Ucceed America’s first black president We weren’t done but we were doing it And then true to form like the Balrog’s whip catching Gandalf by his little gray bootie like the husband in a Lifetime movie hissing ‘If I can’t have you no one can’ white American voters shoved an incompetent racist con man into the White House”We cannot understand how we got here how the land of the free became Trump’s America without examining the chasm between who we are and who we think we are without fact checking the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves and each other The truth can transform us; there is witchcraft in it Lindy West turns on the light. This was goddamn incredible a fantastic funny insightful clapback of a book I sometimes incorporate my favorite uotes from a work in a review but if I did that with The Witches Are Coming I d be copying and pasting the whole book This was my first read from Lindy West and I was astounded at how much I love her writing She discusses serious issues here the most pressing and infuriating issues of our moment but couches them in brilliant and funny entryways to make them accessible and inarguable to anyone If your politics are even 20% similar to West you will be snapping along so hard your fingers will fall off She discusses how America is intensely allergic to acknowledging when things are wrong through the story of Grumpy Cat s real name or Chip and Joanna Gaines s religious affiliation She discusses the farcicality of witch hunts and shaming identity politics by talking about a gear swapping Facebook group her husband is a part of trust me it makes sense when you read it She discusses online harassment portrayals of women and abortion in media the privilege of wellness culture and so much But most importantly just when you start to get a bit disillusioned with American society she reminds you that the world is a beautiful place worth saving that this country is ours and that your beliefs should not be shaken by all the people trying to shake them You should hold firm in your activism and give a big ol fuck you to anyone who laughs at you paints you as hystericalangryunproductive tries to trigger you harasses you or tries to turn you standing up for what is right into the punchline of a joke Thank you for writing this kickass book Lindy West when it comes out I am going to make all my friends and family read it Thanks to NetGalley and Hatchette for giving me the privilege of reading this ARC

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In this wickedly funny cultural critiue the author of the critically acclaimed memoir and Hulu series Shrill exposes misogyny in the #MeToo eraTHIS IS A WITCH HUNTWE’RE WITCHESAND WE’RE HUNTING YOU From the moment powerful men started falling to the #MeToo movement the lamentations began this is feminism gone too far this is injustice this is a witch hunt In The Witches Are Coming firebrand author of the New York Times bestselling memoir and now critically acclaimed Hulu TV series Shrill Lindy West turns that refrain on its head You think this is a witch hunt Fine You’ve got oneIn a laugh out loud incisive cultural critiue West extolls the world. Yes we are witches and we re hunting you What an impressive and readable collection of essays Lindy West the author of Shrill has returned and she s ready to share some facts and clapbacks I have to be honest these essays were at times hard to read not necessarily due to the author but due to the wounds that they reopened for me Being a woman in today s world isn t easy and we re still fighting to be heard Being a woman in Americayeah it s rough These essays have receipts They have anecdotes And they ll throw you into each and every one of the political turmoils of the now The title The Witches Are Coming is derived from West s analysis of Trump s freuent use of the phrase witch hunt While Trump is determined to use it as a label that is pro men West is uick to remind us that witches were always women who spoke out and had agency and the phrase witch hunt has historical roots in female oppressionnot the other way around So for West yes the witches are coming And it s time for a reckoning and reclaiming of the termAlso a side note the chapter on Adam Sandler is inspiring I too hate Adam Sandler for what he represents West gets it You tell em girl Thank you to Hachette for this ARC in exchange for an honest review

  • Hardcover
  • 260
  • The Witches Are Coming
  • Lindy West
  • English
  • 01 January 2018
  • 9780316449885

About the Author: Lindy West

Lindy West is a columnist at The Guardian a contributor to This American Life and a freelance writer whose work focuses on feminism social justice humor and body image Her work has appeared in the New York Times Cosmopolitan G Vulture Jezebel The Stranger and others She is the founder of I Believe You It's Not Your Fault an advice blog for teens as well as the reproductive rights