This book made me cry three different types of tears. In the beginning, it was tears of pure comedic glee. Lindy West is a self-proclaimed fat person. And the introduction to her story gives you insight as to her kind of humor. The middle of the book made me cry due to sheer frustration. Reading about Lindy's battles against internet trolls, her boss and herself was profoundly touching and personal. The final chapters made me cry tears of pride for this woman; facing down her trolls, standing up for what she believes is right and speaking out against what she feels is wrong. Lindy West is incredibly brave and funny, and she's able to shine a spotlight on subjects that still need attention. I plan on buying multiple copies for friends and family so they can experience this book as I did.
Presents a series of essays by the American writer and comedian, dealing with issues of body image, popular culture, feminism, and social justice.