Cambodian Grrrl: Self-Publishing in Phnom Penh
Following the publication of her critically acclaimed book Unmarketabl ...more
I do, however, find certain parts of the book problematic. The beginning and middle sections are largely composed of Moore's impressions of Cambodian culture and how the country's history impacts its present. These ...more
Disclaimer: I consider Anne Elizabeth Moore a friend and partner in crime. So my gloating about how awesome this book is should be taken with an industrial sized grain of salt. Or maybe not, because it is true.
The full title of the book is Cambodian Grrrl: Self Publishing in Phnom Penh. But this book is neither about Cambodia nor self-publishing. Rather it is about love.
Sure, Anne heads out to Cambodia and meets up with a g ...more
The author packs a lot of insights into a relatively thin volume. From feminism to punk culture to consumerism, to the culture of haggling to government corruption to the legacy of the Pol Pot regime, Moore gives a rapid-fire exchange of views ...more
Cambodian Grrrl: Self-Publishing in Phnom Penh tells the story of Anne Elizabeth Moore's trip to Cambodia to teach zine making to teenage girls. I saw Anne read at the Olympia Timberland Library before I read Cambodian Grrrl. I remember feeling like the audience for the book was white, privileged Americans and wondered if her reading would have differed had the crowd at the library been more diverse. Reading the book, I qu...more