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The Encyclopedia of Doris: Stories, Essays and Interviews (Doris zine 0)

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The brand-new anthology of the ever-popular zine, Doris! Includes issues 19-27 as well as some extra new material.
Cindy writes her zine like she is figuring out the human condition. She makes writing about the simplest and most common things--playing music, childhood, cooking, or sex--resonate with universal understanding. She helps us make sense of more complex things li
Paperback, 322 pages
Published October 15th 2011 by Doris Press
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Jan 04, 2014 chris rated it it was amazing
I am actually always reading this book
Jan 22, 2014 Amber rated it really liked it
I was pleasantly surprised to find this book at my library! I had read a few issues of Doris zine, but had no idea she had published this anthology. It manages to keep that gritty, cut & paste feel of the zine, even in book format. Cindy writes at length about feminism, her mother's death, friendship, and heartache. My favorite story is the one about planting things and not expecting to actually have the ability to make things grow, and her surprise when she did, indeed, grow food for hersel ...more
Readin Cindy Crabb all grown up as I was growing up a fukd up punkkid anarcha-feminist survivor of sexual assault & abuse is partly why I felt/feel totally empowered to still claim those identities, write blog posts like zine pages, center my own healing and care plus care of others and care for the earth, feel extremely, be crafty in terms of makin simple beautifuluseful things with my hands, and live in small but poignant details of the world tho I guess I'm all grown up now too!

This anth
The Encyclopedia of Doris is a collection of Cindy Crabb's zines, written over a 10-year period. Cindy delves deeply into topics that make many of us uncomfortable: incest at the hand of her step-brother, her troubles with consent and future sex partners, abortion, anarchy, and much more. As I read her entries, which read somewhat like a diary, I kept feeling that this should be required reading for everyone! Her piece on consent was amazing and instructive for men and women.

I went through Dori
Oct 19, 2014 Rebecca rated it it was amazing
Shelves: women-writers
Absolutely one of the best books I have read in a long time. It took me about three months because it hit a chord so strongly at times I had to put it down for self preservation. Cindy Crabb is able to talk about really difficult issues, and theory in the most amazing, honest way. I also learned a ton of new shit that I now want to read more about! This is a book for all my feminists, radicals, queers. More than anything, it is for all my radical friends who have lost parents and know what thats ...more
Mar 15, 2012 Cherie rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, feminism
A- A great anthology of this fantastic zine, Encyclopedia of Doris. It's arranged according to letters of the alphabet, and deals with issues like punk, death, alcoholism, abuse. Great, really intimate.
Apr 07, 2012 Ocean rated it it was amazing
you need to read this book. it's a roadmap. it's a miracle. it will make you feel less alone. it will point you in the right direction. there's even a fucking chocolate cake recipe, come ON!
Oct 26, 2011 Lynne rated it it was amazing
Amazing, which isn't surprising. I'm a rather new Doris fan, but Cindy Crabb is just so great at writing in a way that is engaging, informative, and empowering at the same time.
Apr 29, 2015 Klelly rated it it was amazing
i heard her at this zine reading and then i leafed through the zines and got excited and purchased. its pretty scattered and is gonna be great for radical bathroom reading.
Jan 28, 2013 Whitney rated it it was amazing
awesome essays every girl should read. and boys too
Nov 20, 2012 Kristilee rated it it was amazing
So inspiring, brave, and beautiful.
Mar 11, 2013 Monica rated it it was amazing
Shelves: nonfiction, memoir
Absolutely fantastic.
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