The Witches Are Coming




      The Witches Are Coming
In this wickedly funny cultural critique, the author of the critically acclaimed memoir and Hulu series Shrill exposes misogyny in the MeToo era.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 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 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. New Download [ The Witches Are Coming ] By [ Lindy West ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

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, GQ, 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 destigmatization campaign ShoutYourAbortion.


      The Witches Are Coming
 By Lindy West IBN : 0316449881 Format : Hardcover – heartforum.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 272 pages
  • The Witches Are Coming
  • Lindy West
  • English
  • 24 April 2018
  • 0316449881

10 thoughts on “ The Witches Are Coming

  1. Amy Imogene Reads says:

    Yes, we are witches, and we re hunting youWhat 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, especially given the currentYes, we are witches, and we re hunting youWhat 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, especially given the current political leader These essays have receip...

  2. Amir Talai says:

    I am reviewing this because I like being first at stuff and Lindy is awesome.

  3. Bon says:

    Thank you, Netgalley, for an advanced copy for review I have been reading a ton of feminist literature recently and they were starting to blend together, so I took this nice and slow This book was fantastic, taking a place for me among the recent feminist literary giants like Feminasty or Good and Mad of the past year or so Surprisingly, I hadn t heard of Lindy or her social media storm and other happenings of the past few years, so I went in unbiased, and I was glad for it Firstly, this Thank you, Netgalley, for an advanced copy for review I have been reading a ton of feminist literature recently and they were starting to blend together, so I took this nice and slow This book was fantastic, taking a place for me among the recent feminist literary giants like Feminasty or Good and Mad of the past year or so Surprisingly, I hadn t heard of Lindy or her social media storm and other happenings of the past few years, so I went in unbiased, and I was glad for it Firstly, this book is quotable as heck For the sake of this being an advanced copy I rea...

  4. Michelle 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 feeling is of confusion why aren t I liking this book better when I agree with a lot of what is being said In no way am I trying to be judgmental or say the tone of this book is wrong it s just not my particular style There were some essays I likedthan others I also share being mystified by Adam Sandler s popularity , I laughed out loud during the Goop one 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 feeling is of confusion why aren t I liking this book better when I agree with a lot of what is being said In no way am I trying to be judgmental or say the tone of this book is wrong it s just not my particular style There were some essays I likedthan others I also share being mystified by Adam Sandler s popularity , I laughed out loud during the Goop one how ridiculous and the one on Women and how from a young age we are fed though pop culture the way girls behave act look and the same fo...

  5. Lauren says:

    This was goddamn incredible a fantastic, funny, insightful clapback of a book I sometimes incorporate my favorite quotes 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 This was goddamn incredible a fantastic, funny, insightful clapback of a book I sometimes incorporate my favorite quotes 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...

  6. Racheal says:

    3.5 stars I ma bit conflicted on this onebutI 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 Westwrites in this way that is so chatty and fun and easy to read that I kept having these little fissures of shock every time I remembered that, oh yeah, she s also really fucken smart.So why, 3.5 stars I m a bit conflicted on this one but ...

  7. Mara says:

    4 4.5 stars It hadn t really occurred to me before reading this book, but Lindy West is a critic uniquely suited to reflecting on our current cultural and political moment Long before the madness of the 2016 election cycle, she built a career on dealing with and reflecting on internet trolls, and in this collection, she does a wonderful job connecting that cycle of bad faith arguments and impotent rage to pop culture and politics as we currently see them This book was full of beautifully 4 4.5 stars It hadn t really occurred to me before reading this book, but Lindy West is a critic uniquely suited to reflecting on our current cultural and political moment Long before the madness of the 2016 election cycle, she built a career on dealing with and reflecting on internet trolls, and in this...

  8. Sahitya says:

    I haven t watched the tv show Shrill but I remember reading a little of the book, but I never finished it because it was a time when I used to abandon books midway a lot But I also remember that I found it very interesting and powerful So when I saw this book on my Libro.fm list for November, I knew I had to pick it up immediately and I m so glad I didn t put it off As I always like to do, I listened and read this book simultaneously and while it s a very wonderful book to read, the author s I h...

  9. Laura • lauralovestoread says:

    3.75 stars This is a witch hunt We re witches and we re hunting you I am hitting the Nonfiction November stride I really hadn t read much by Lindy West before, but her larger than life personality came across so vividly in these essays, and she covered so much From thoughts on South Park and Adam Sandler, jalape o bagels with cream cheese and cayenne which sound amazing by the way. to deeper issues with the metoo movement, climate change, President Donald Trump, and abortion I gained 3.75 stars This is a witch hunt We re witches and we re hunting you I am hitting the Nonfiction November stride I really hadn t read much by Lindy West before, but her larger than life personality came across so vividly in these essays, and she covered so much From thoughts on South Park and Adam Sandler, jalape o bagels with cream cheese and cayenne which sound amazing by the way. to deeper issues with the metoo movement, climate change, President Donald Trump,...

  10. Elle Rudy says:

    This is a witch hunt We re witches, and we re hunting you God, I missed Lindy West I mean, she didn t go anywhere and I read Shrill only two months ago and I still haven t seen the show and she s written pieces for a dozen or so other media outlets, but I still miiiiiiissed her While Shrill Notes from a Loud Woman was a lot of West s own personal life, growth and realizations, The Witches Are Coming examines societal shiftsholistically and offers a ruthlessly necessary culturalThis is a witch hunt We re witches, and we re hunting you God, I missed Lindy West I mean, she didn t go anywhere and I read Shrill only two months ago and I still haven t seen the show and she s written pieces for a dozen or so other media outlets, but I still miiiiiiissed her While Shrill Notes from a Loud Woman was a lot of West s own personal life, growth and realizations, The Witches Are Coming examines societal shiftsholistically and offers a ruthlessly necessary cultural critique If her previous book was in part a crash course on the history of the internet up through the first half of 2016, we re now taken on a trip through many generation defining events that have taken place over the past three and a half years The election of Donald Trump, Brexit, the MeToo movement these all have happened in the relatively short but also inexplicably long period since In addressing not only the...

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