May 1

Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes in Chicago!

7 pm

Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes in Chicago!

Join us from 7-8pm  in celebrating the release of Anne Elizabeth Moore’s essay collection BODY HORROR: CAPITALISM, FEAR, MISOGYNY, JOKES, which Viva La Feminista called “scary as fuck, and liberating.”

Here’s what others have said about the book:

“Probing her own experiences with disease and health care, Anne Elizabeth Moore offers scalpel-sharp insight into the ways women’s bodies are subject to unspeakable horrors under capitalism.” —Chicago Tribune

“Sharp, shocking, and darkly funny, the essays in [BODY HORROR] … expose the twisted logic at the core of Western capitalism and our stunted understanding of both its violence and the illnesses it breeds … Brainy and historically informed, this collection is less a rallying cry or a bitter diatribe than a series of irreverent and ruthlessly accurate jabs at a culture that is slowly devouring us.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review

“By turns tender, insightful, and sharp as a scalpel, [the essays in BODY HORROR] are unforgettable … Moore weaves light and dark together effortlessly, always conscious that every privilege bestowed by capitalism casts a shadow on someone else. BODY HORROR is an incredible, touching, intelligent collection that looks beyond what’s comfortable to examine what is true.” —Foreword Reviews

About the book:
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.

About Anne Elizabeth Moore:
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.

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