Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language

Amanda Montell (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$17.99  $16.55
Publisher
Harper Wave
Publish Date
June 02, 2020
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.3 X 7.7 X 0.8 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780062868886

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About the Author

Amanda is a writer, video content maker, and linguistics groupie living in Los Angeles. Her writing has appeared in Marie Claire, Woman's Day, The Rumpus, and Time Out magazine, and she is a staff features editor at online beauty and health magazine Byrdie.com. Amanda is also the creator and host of The Dirty Word, a web series about language, gender, and pop culture, which airs on Jill Soloway's Wifey.tv and has been featured in Glamour, Bustle, Refinery29, Hello Giggles, and Bust Magazine. Amanda graduated magna cum laude from NYU with a degree in Linguistics. Find her on Instagram @amanda_montell

Reviews

"As funny as it is informative, this book will have you laughing out loud while you contemplate the revolutionary power of words. Who knew sociolinguistics could be so damn entertaining? Leave it to a master of language like Amanda Montell to pull off this semantic magic trick."--Camille Perri, author of The Assistants and When Katie Met Cassidy
Grounded in decades of innovative feminist scholarship, full of witty personal stories, and written with the pragmatic aim of disrupting and changing the status quo, this is a humorous and important book for anyone interested in gender equality, wordplay, or fostering precise communication. Just the kind of sharp, relevant scholarship needed to continue to inspire the next generation of feminist thought.--Kirkus Reviews
"I get so jazzed about the future of feminism knowing that Amanda Montell's brilliance is rising up and about to explode worldwide."--Jill Soloway
โ€œAmanda Montell has given validation and tools to those of us who have always felt wrong in our guts about the way gender permeates our means of communication and the criticisms often lobbed at women for how we talk. Wordslut is brilliant fun and empowers all women to give ourselves a voice.โ€--Gaby Dunn, author of Bad with Money
โ€œAs a bitch who says bitch and loves to talk about bitches, this smart and freakishly entertaining book awakens parts of my brain I didn't know existed while tickling all my foul-mouthed, feminist, word-obsessed fancies. If you're a human who speaks English and aren't reading this, then what on earth are you doing.โ€
--Samantha Irby
โ€œThis feisty, fascinating critique of the English language will make you feel smarter after every paragraph. Amanda Montell's analyses are sharp and provocative but also funny and accessible. She's the cool feminist nerd we need.โ€--Whitney Cummings, creator of 2 Broke Girls
โ€œAt its heart, this work reflects a tenet of sociolinguistic study: language is not divorced from culture; it both reflects and creates beliefs about identity and power. Modern stylings situated within foundational research will hopefully bring a new audience to the field of language and gender studies.โ€
--Library Journal
โ€œWordslut is filled with fascinating info about the sexist history of our
language: I literally said 'whoa' multiple times while reading this book.
It is so witty and brilliant. Men and women both need to read it.โ€--Blyth Roberson