Author, critic, columnist, and screenwriter Lindy West has been writing jokes in the newspaper since 2005. The Seattle native is a former contributing opinion writer for the New York Times and the author of the bestselling memoir Shrill and the essay collection The Witches Are Coming. Her work has also appeared in This American Life, The Guardian, Cosmopolitan, GQ, Vulture, Jezebel, and others. She is the co-founder of the reproductive rights de-stigmatization campaign #ShoutYourAbortion.
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