Lindy West Jenny Jimenez


Talking Volumes: Lindy West

Nov. 14
6 p.m.
Literary, Americana, Speakers

Author Lindy West is here to uplift women and shred male fragility. Her debut book, Shrill, later made into a television series on Hulu, features essays on abortion stigma, period shaming, and the Fat Acceptance Movement. Her new book, The Witches Are Coming, takes on #MeToo hysteria, ripping into people who feel the movement “takes feminism too far.” Succinctly put in one excerpt: “We were just a hair’s breadth from electing America’s first female president to succeed America’s first black president.... 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 and the electoral college and a few Russian troll farms shoved an incompetent, racist con-man into the White House.” We’re sure West will have some amazing rants to share with Minnesotans when she comes to town as part of the Talking Volumes series. She’ll be chatting with host Kerri Miller, and musical guest Chris Koza will also stop by.