Lindy West Is Writing A Memoir About Her Childhood, And We're Excited

Get ready to do an awkward-yet-gleeful happy dance, lady book nerds, because good news is coming your way. Lindy West announced she is writing a memoir called Shrill.

For those of you who don’t know her yet, Lindy West is the culture reporter who can take almost any topic and write about it in a way that is smart, funny, warm, and unique. She’s written for Jezebel,, The Guardian, Slate… The list goes on. She most recently made headlines with the story she produced for This American Life about forging a relationship with one of her trolls.

Shrill is a memoir about West’s experiences growing up in a world she’s not always crazy about and that is not always crazy about her (which is crazy). Here’s how her publishers at Hachette Books describe the memoir:

West has spent recent months working on an advice blog for teenagers, “I Believe You/It’s Not Your Fault.” It’s a platform to talk about some of the issues West will address in her book — the dangers of being a young woman and what young women can do to feel strong.

The book is slated to be published in fall 2016. Sigh. Is it 2016 yet?