Here's what some our favorite booksellers have to say about Anne Elizabeth Moore's new essay collection Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes:
"Anne Elizabeth Moore is the feminist killjoy I want at every party — armed and ready to calmly, often humorously, eviscerate any casual misogyny in the room. Compiling her years of experience as a journalist, this collection showcases Moore's staggering body of knowledge. At the core of several of these essays is Moore’s own body and its betrayals in the form of autoimmune disorders and her newly accepted label of disability. Admirably, Moore never lingers too long on her own experience, but instead uses it to reach to different corners of the globe and different eras in American history to diagnose the malignancy of misogyny on bodies beyond her own. Perhaps because of Moore's multiple analyses of various horror films, Body Horror seems to remind readers of the iconic line, "The call is coming from inside the house." Anne Elizabeth Moore is masterful at illustrating how the ills of capitalism have become so insidious that they are now coming from inside — our houses, our heads, our very cells.
—Sarah Hollenbeck, Women & Children First
"As the subtitle promises, this essay collection by award-winning journalist and Fulbright scholar Anne Elizabeth Moore tackles heavy, complicated issues with biting humor and aplomb, dissecting the ways patriarchal capitalistic trauma plays out on women’s bodies and health, both mental and physical. From her keen observations on the 2014/2015 Cambodian garment workers' mass strike and its resulting massacre to her vulnerable, often hilarious insights on the maze of current American healthcare and her own varied ailments, Moore writes with spark and verve."
— Lydia Melby, Brazo's Bookstore, Texas Book Festival
"At turns chummy, cerebral, and incendiary, Body Horror holds no punches. This motley crew of essays form an astute and uproarious exploration of the insidious misogyny and ableism bred into contemporary culture. You'll laugh, you'll cry, and you might even rage-vomit. A winner."
—Katharine Solheim, Unabridged Bookstore