Amanda Montell narrates her own audiobook, and in listening to just the first few minutes, it's clear why that was the best choice. Her enthusiasm and passion for language shine, and her touches of humor keep listeners actively engaged and occasionally laughing out loud. Montell points a critical lens at our everyday language usage, showing how insults and curses at women and even the way women themselves speak have been used for centuries to hold them back from achieving equality. Her performance of vocal fry and uptalk is essential to understanding why women's speech has evolved the way it has and why it is frequently criticized. An essential listen for anyone interested in dismantling the patriarchy or wishing to be more inclusive in their speech. A.K.R. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2019]
Trade Ed. Harper Audio 2019
DD ISBN 9780062932693 $20.99
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