Anne Elizabeth Moore’s new book Gentrifier: A Memoir (Catapult Books) is ostensibly about a free house the author was awarded in Detroit in 2016. But after she moves in, pets some cats, and gets to know her delightful neighbors, the murky history of her supposedly free house—more costly than expected—comes to light, illuminating the contemporary American housing crisis. Moore writes about gender, policy, and the downside of capitalism (all of it), plus she includes many jokes, so her books are pretty good. She has been self-publishing since she was 11 and will talk about using zines in a writing practice, and memoir in a self-publishing practice.
Don’t miss Anne on the Quimby’s Instagram, livestreaming on Fri, Nov 5th at 7:30pm CT at instagram.com/quimbysbookstore where she’ll talk with Quimby’s employees and fellow veteran zinesters Liz Mason and Cynthia E. Hanifin, in what promises to be a lively discussion. Because this is a livestreaming workshop event, viewers are encouraged to come prepared with questions to ask about the differences between perzines (as in personal zines) and memoir, moving from one to the other, and incorporating zines into a writing practice and/or memoir writing into a self-publishing practice. Part workshop, part craft talk, part book discussion, part interactive discussion with the audience, this event promises to be fully unpredictable and most definitely fun.
For a limited time! While supplies last, with a pre-order of this book, you will get a signed bookplate by Anne Elizabeth Moore, in celebration of this November 5th event! Pre-order Gentrifier at Quimby’s Bookstore here.
“I don’t know how Anne managed to write the funniest book I’ve read in years and the most honest one about the scramble of American life, but she did.” —Jace Clayton, Uproot: Travels in 21st-Century Music and Digital Culture
Anne Elizabeth Moore was born in Winner, SD, and currently lives in the Catskills with her ineffective feline personal assistant, Captain America. In 2019, her book Sweet Little Cunt won an Eisner Award. Body Horror was nominated for a 2017 Lambda Literary Award and a Chicago Review of Books Award, was listed as a 100 Best Books Of All Time on the Political Economy by BookAuthority and named Best Book by the Chicago Public Library. Threadbare made the 2016 Tits & Sass list “Best Investigative Reporting on Sex Work.” Cambodian Grrrl received a 2012 Lowell Thomas Award for Travel Journalism. Unmarketable was Mother Jones’ Best Book of 2007.
For more info: www.anneelizabethmoore.com