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  • ISBN: 9780316449885
  • ISBN: 0316449881
  • Physical Description: print
    260 pages ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Hachette Books, 2019.

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Formatted Contents Note: 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.
Summary, etc.: 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 this book, the author 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.
Subject: Feminism -- United States
Male domination (Social structure) -- United States
Privilege (Social psychology) -- United States
Genre/Form: Essays.

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