BK: Anne Elizabeth Moore presents BODY HORROR with Amy Rose Spiegel

05/10/2017 - 7:00pm

This event will take place in our Brooklyn store.

Every day, heinous acts are perpetrated on women's bodies in this political economy—whether for entertainment, in the guise of medicine, or due to the conditions of labor that propel consumerism. In Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes, award-winning journalist and Fulbright scholar Anne Elizabeth Moore explores the global toll of capitalism on women with thorough research and surprising humor. The essays range from probing journalistic investigations, such as Moore’s reporting on the labor conditions of the Cambodian garment industry, to the uncomfortably personal, as when Moore, who suffers from several autoimmune disorders, examines her experiences seeking care and community in the increasingly complicated (and problematic) American healthcare system. Featuring illustrations by Xander Marro, Body Horror is a fascinating and revealing portrait of the gore of contemporary American culture and politics.

Anne Elizabeth Moore is the author of Unmarketable, Cambodian Grrrl, and Threadbare, former editor and co-publisher of the now-defunct Punk Planet, the founding editor of Best American Comics, a Fulbright scholar, and a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism Fellow. In 2016, she was awarded the third Write A House permanent fellowship and currently resides in Detroit.

Amy Rose Spiegel is a writer, the author of Action: A Book About Sex, and the editor-in-chief of Talkhouse Music. She likes a mean meatloaf and even meaner women.

Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781940430881
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Curbside Splendor Publishing - May 9th, 2017

"Books We're Excited About in 2017" (Chicago Tribune)
"Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2017" (Chicago Reader)

Threadbare: Clothes, Sex, and Trafficking (Comix Journalism) Cover Image
By Anne Elizabeth Moore (Editor), The Ladydrawers (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781621067399
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Published: Microcosm Publishing - May 3rd, 2016

Ever wondered who makes your clothes? Who sells them? How much they get paid? How the fashion and sex industries are intertwined?Threadbare draws the connections between the international sex and garment trades and human trafficking in a beautifully illustrated comics series.

Cambodian Grrrl: Self-Publising in Phnom Penh Cover Image
ISBN: 9781934620892
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Published: Microcosm Publishing - September 3rd, 2011

Winner of The Society of American Travel Writer's Bronze Travel Book Award In Cambodian Grrrl: Self-Publishing in Phnom Penh, writer and independent publisher Anne Elizabeth Moore brings her experience in the American cultural underground to Cambodia, a country known mostly for the savage extermination of around 2 million of its own under the four-year reign of the Khmer Rouge.

Action: A Book about Sex Cover Image
ISBN: 9781455534494
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - May 17th, 2016

With whip-smart prose, reminiscent of Roxane Gay and Meghan Daum, ACTION interweaves Spiegel's own sexual autobiography with loving advice on one-night stands, relationships, and everything in between.