Loud: Accept Nothing Less Than the Life You Deserve

Loud: Accept Nothing Less Than the Life You Deserve

by Drew Afualo

Narrated by Drew Afualo


Loud: Accept Nothing Less Than the Life You Deserve

Loud: Accept Nothing Less Than the Life You Deserve

by Drew Afualo

Narrated by Drew Afualo


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We've loved her on our #ForYou pages, her laugh-out-loud podcast The Comment Section, and now we get to love her on the page. Loud is a culmination of everything we admire about Drew: inspiring, commanding and downright hilarious.

The empowering, inspiring, patriarchy-smashing first book by the TikTok and Spotify star Drew Afualo.

Drew Afualo is best known as the internet's “Crusader for Women” and is at the head of a new generation of entertainment's rising stars. Loud is part manual, part manifesto, and part memoir. It makes it clear that behind her fearsome laugh is a mission and a life philosophy, a strategy for self-confidence from the inside out, and a pathway to once and for all remove men from the center of how women and femmes think about themselves.

Afualo has amassed more than nine million followers across her social platforms. When she first started creating content in 2020, she realized that men on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and other apps were creating sexist content aimed at disparaging women, and also containing rampant fatphobia, racism, and other forms of bigotry, with very real-life consequences. It didn't take long for her to step into the role of unofficial watchdog for misogyny, and her signature laugh is now recognized as a feminist call to arms, a summoning cry to rid the internet (and our hearts, minds, and lives) of “terrible men” and create a space to fight outdated patriarchal ideals.

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A 20-something social media star shreds misogynist male privilege in the name of feminist freedom.

Afualo never intended to become famous on TikTok. Her goal had been to become a football reporter because football was home to many members of her Samoan community. Then, dismissal from her dream job, followed in quick succession by the Covid-19 pandemic, changed her plans. “The reality of it going down the drain so quickly and aggressively crushed my spirit in ways I had never anticipated,” she writes. The author joined TikTok and posted humorous tirades against “awful men who attack marginalized people on the internet for no reason,” and she went viral. In her debut book, Afualo continues her mission to uproot the internalized biases actively cultivated by patriarchy, most of which harm gender minorities. Though born into a fundamentally matriarchal culture, the author was influenced enough by white patriarchy that for a short time during adolescence, she became the plus-sized “pick-me girl” who sided with boys to earn validation. That changed in college when she learned the power of female friendships and turned into a “crusader for other women.” However, Afualo’s newfound wisdom did not prevent her from feeling pressured to find love and becoming involved in a bad relationship with a controlling cheater of a man. Yet that experience—along with a supportive family—helped her break free from the conditioning women receive to prioritize men at all costs and accept toxic behavior. Though this memoir is at times youthfully self-aggrandizing, its strength lies in the validation it offers women: “It’s okay if you want to be mad…if you want to yell back…if you want to be a bitch to men who are disrespectful to you.” The message will undoubtedly resonate with her fans and anyone sick of rampant misogyny.

An unapologetically energizing reading experience.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940159499462
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
Publication date: 07/30/2024
Edition description: Unabridged
Sales rank: 200,425
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