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Lindy West and Angela Garbes at Town Hall Seattle
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Lindy West pens new book, with a warning: The Witches Are Coming

Watch out world, Lindy West wrote another book. It’s a collection of 18 essays gathered under the title “The Witches Are Coming.”

Her topics include: politics and pop culture, immigration, gender equality, abortion rights, climate change, feminism, trolls, Grumpy Cat, likability, Ted Bundy and the meaning of our so-called presidential witch hunt.

Even Gwyneth Paltrow’s diet plan comes under inspection; her avocado smoothie “could give diarrhea an existential crisis.”

Lindy West is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times and the author of the New York Times bestselling memoir, “Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman.” Shrill was produced for television by Hulu. Season 2 launches next month.

In this Seattle Arts & Lectures “Women You Need to Know” event, West read from her new work. She was then interviewed by her friend Angela Garbes, author of “Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy.”

WITS writer Lucinda Gilbertson read the opening poem.

KUOW’s Jennie Cecil Moore recorded the conversation, which took place at Town Hall Seattle on November 26.

Please note: This recording contains unedited language of an adult nature.