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Doris: An Anthology 1991-2001 by Cindy Crabb
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Doris: An Anthology 1991-2001

by Cindy Crabb

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There is probably little I can say about Doris that hasn’t been said before. Cindy’s zine is one of a tiny fistful of personal zines that get it just right. Full of wonder at life, while unafraid to show the suffering that comes along with it, yet lacking in any whiny self-indulgence, Cindy takes readers places they need to go, whether they knew they needed to or not. Having all this writing in one book is important. Even if you’ve been reading the zine for years, I recommend reading this cover to cover. There is a narrative arc, although it is sometimes not shaped the way you might expect. But it’s there, and once you reach a certain point in the text, you can’t imagine stories being told any other way. ( )
  S.D. | Apr 5, 2014 |
This is the queen of zines. Listen to these dreamy, passionate, funny stories and be inspired!
-- Polly
I heart Doris. A lot. You will, too!
-- Abby
  BaileyCoy | Jul 7, 2007 |
I really loved this book. I started out reading it straight through and then started skipping around some. I admire her stories and her strength in sharing them, as well as her ability to truly embrace a lifestyle of simplicty and rejection of consumerism. ( )
  raxxq | May 24, 2006 |
Reading this collection of issues of Doris is getting an insight into someone seemingly very different from myself, yet the emotions and thoughts are very similar. Important things become unimportant and unimportant things take on an importance greater than they initially seem to deserve. Great stuff and it’s wonderful to see it’s still being produced, all these years later. ( )
1 vote laze | Jan 6, 2006 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0972696784, Paperback)

The first ten years of Doris fanzine. Cindy writes her zine, DORIS, 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 like the satisfaction from doing useful work, natural curiosity, the ability to use logic, gender dynamics, introspection, the need for challenge and change, combating depression and creating art & literature. She shares and explores the emotions involved with having an abortion, rape, dealing with the death of family, or sexual harassment in a context that is enlightening and personal, feeling like a close friend opening up to you. What's most impressive though is that she relates these things into every article in her zine seamlessly. For fans of Cometbus, Burn Collector etc.

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