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The witches are coming

Author: Lindy West
Publisher: New York, NY : Hachette Books, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"This is a witch hunt. We're witches, and 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Essays
Popular works
Named Person: Lindy West
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lindy West
ISBN: 9780316449885 0316449881 9780316534918 0316534919 9780316534925 0316534927 9780306873492 0306873494 9780316449878 0316449873
OCLC Number: 1044435323
Notes: "Portions of this book were previously published in different form in the New York Times, the Guardian, and Jezebel."--Title page verso.
Description: 260 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: they let you do it --
Choosing the lie --
Is Adam Sandler funny? --
Ted Bundy was not charming: are you high? --
How to be a girl --
Always meet your heroes --
Do, make, be, barf --
A giant douche is a good thing if you're a giant --
Gear swap --
Joan --
Obsolescence is a preventable disease --
What is an abortion, anyway? --
Leave hell to the devils --
Anger is a weapon --
Magic isn't magic --
The world is good and worth fighting for --
Long live the Port Chester whooping cranes --
Tomorrow is the first day --
Acknowledgments.
Other Titles: Essays.
Responsibility: Lindy West.

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"This is a witch hunt. We're witches, and 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 one. In a laugh-out-loud, incisive cultural critique, West extolls the world-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 21st 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 bullsh*t 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 history. West writes, "We were just a hair's breadth from electing America's first female president to succeed 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."--provided by publisher.

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