Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud

  • by Anne Helen Petersen
  • Narrated by Anne Helen Petersen
  • 7 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From celebrity gossip expert and BuzzFeed culture writer Anne Helen Petersen comes an accessible, analytical look at how female celebrities are pushing boundaries of what it means to be an "acceptable" woman.
You know the type: the woman who won't shut up, who's too brazen, too opinionated - too much. She's the unruly woman, and she embodies one of the most provocative and powerful forms of womanhood today. In Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud, Anne Helen Petersen uses the lens of "unruliness" to explore the ascension of pop culture powerhouses like Lena Dunham, Nicki Minaj, and Kim Kardashian, exploring why the public loves to love (and hate) these controversial figures. With its brisk, incisive analysis, Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud will be a conversation-starting book on what makes and breaks celebrity today.


What the Critics Say

"Petersen's gloriously bumptious, brash ode to non-conforming women suits the needs of this dark moment. Her careful examination of how we eviscerate the women who confound or threaten is crucial reading if we are ever to be better." (Rebecca Traister, New York Times best-selling author of All the Single Ladies)


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Customer Reviews

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Excellent Book

This is an excellent analysis of current feminism, and the misogyny unleashed by the 2016 election. My only issue is the inclusion of Caitlyn Jenner. There have been many transgender activists before her who have done a lot more to advance the cause of the LGBTQ community, like Laverne Cox
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- Traci

Enlightening & Entertaining

I appreciated how Petersen gave words to a lot of issues and feelings that I have about how women are treated. I also found it educational to be given good arguments and enlightened vocabulary on how to express what I don't like about these women's work, without denigrating them or their work. I will probably never really like the majority of the work these women do, but I'll be able to hold an intelligent conversation about the value they add to our society with their unruliness.
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- Charlie

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-20-2017
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio