Lindy West on Dealing with Online Jerks and Navigating Depression and ADHD

Episode 154

15th April 2024

The acclaimed writer details her strategy that has led to a happier, more peaceful place

Episode notes

Lindy West is many things: an author of best-selling books like Shrill, a comedian, a podcast host, and a former opinion columnist for The New York Times and The Guardian. She’s also an easy target for trolls online because she does have strong opinions, because she shares parts of her own personal story in her work, and because she – and this is a word she’s comfortable with and uses freely – is fat. In this interview, Lindy talks about her evolving approach to dealing with online venom, her relatively recent diagnoses of depression, and ADHD, and why being in a polyamorous relationship means there’s one more person to do the dishes.

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Join host John Moe (The Hilarious World of Depression) for honest, relatable, and, yes, sometimes funny conversations about mental health. Hear from comedians, musicians, authors, actors, and other top names in entertainment and the arts about living with depression, anxiety, and many other common disorders. Find out what they’ve done to address it, what worked, and what didn’t. Depresh Mode with John Moe also features useful insights on mental health issues with experts in the field. It’s honest talk from people who have been there and know their stuff. No shame, no stigma, and maybe a few laughs.

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