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Title The witches are coming / Lindy West.
Author West, Lindy, author.
Publication New York, NY : Hachette Books, 2019.
Copyright date ©2019
Edition First edition.
Description 1 online resource (260 pages)
Call # eBOOK
Note "Portions of this book were previously published in different form in the New York Times, the Guardian, and Jezebel."--Title page verso.
Summary "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.
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 strap -- 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.
Note Print version record.
Subject Male domination (Social structure) -- United States -- Popular works.
Feminism -- Popular works.
Popular culture -- United States.
Feminist theory.
American essays -- 21st century.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Popular Culture.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Feminism & Feminist Theory.
HUMOR / Form / Essays.
American essays. (OCoLC)fst00807040
Feminism. (OCoLC)fst00922671
Feminist theory. (OCoLC)fst00922816
Male domination (Social structure) (OCoLC)fst01741391
Popular culture. (OCoLC)fst01071344
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre Essays. (OCoLC)fst01919922
Popular works. (OCoLC)fst01423846
Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc., distributor.
Addl. Title Essays. Selections
Related To Print version: West, Lindy. Essays. Selections. Witches are coming. First edition. New York, NY : Hachette Books, 2019 9780316449885 (OCoLC)1044435323
ISBN 9780316449892 (electronic bk.)
031644989X (electronic bk.)

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