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Read By: Anne Helen Petersen Publisher: Penguin Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.75 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: June 2017 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781524776510

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09:28 minutes

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07:00 minutes

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**One of NPR’s Best Books of 2017**  “Petersen's gloriously bumptious, brash ode to nonconforming 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 bestselling author of All the Single Ladies From celebrity gossip expert and BuzzFeed culture writer Anne Helen Petersen comes an accessible, analytical look at how female celebrities are pushing the 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 powerhouses like Serena Williams, Hillary Clinton, 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 is a conversation-starting book on what makes and breaks celebrity today. “Must-read list.”Entertainment Weekly Named one of Cosmopolitan’s “Books You Won't Be Able to Put Down This Summer”  Selected as one of Amazon's “Best Books of the Month” A Refinery29 Editors' Pick

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“Supremely thoughtful…snappy and compelling…[Petersen’s essays] highlight the paradoxical expectations American culture places on women, in particular, the mixed messages it sends: the ‘you can do anything,’ rubbing awkwardly against the ‘you can’t do everything.’”

— Atlantic 


  • “Petersen narrates her own case studies…[and] adds both intimacy and urgency; she can sound like your best friend disclosing revelatory secrets as she shares not-to-be-ignored salient truths.”

    — Library Journal (starred audio review)
  • “Timely and essential…Petersen’s analytical skills are as vigorous [as] her prose and reporting are entertaining.”

    — Elle
  • “Petersen interrogates our culture with precision and nuance.”

    — NPR
  • “For anyone who considers themselves a feminist, this book is a must-read.”

    — Refinery 29


  • An NPR Best Book of the Year
  • A Library Journal Best Audiobook of 2017

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About Anne Helen Petersen

Anne Helen Petersen received her PhD in media studies from the University of Texas, where she studied the industrial history of the gossip industry. She writes about culture, celebrity, and feminism for BuzzFeed News. Her first book, Scandals of Classic Hollywood, was featured in the Boston Globe, Time, NPR’s Pop Culture Happy Hour, Bitch, the New York Post, and The Rumpus.