Lindy West: The Witches Are Coming (Paperback, 2021, Hachette Books) 4 stars

Biting and funny, sometimes off-putting but always thoughtful

4 stars

I admit that I read this collection of essays after seeing her famous bit about the trumpet, which genuinely made me do a spit-take. The rest of the book is not nearly so care-free, it muses on heavy topics like online trolling, doxxing, sexism, misogyny, double-standards, Donald Trump and the alt-right, and other cheerful things like that. West's language is sometimes ascerbic, but she has a point every time and wields her wit and words as a weapon to get your attention. The biggest take-away I took from this book is that I need to finally get around to seeing Shrill, the Hulu series based on her previous book/memoir.