Book: Monster Party by Lizzy Acker

Amy Herschleb


Monster Party, Lizzy Acker’s first book, is love without mercy for your own heart, the fierce, inextinguishable flame of certitude that the barriers between human beings are paper and meant to be crumpled. In the best possible tradition of young female badassery, Acker pulls no punches as she sets her heroine Lizzy loose in the unkind weird of the world: posing for maybe-fake cameras, getting pummeled by crushes, and making alien love. Listen to the author read from Monster Party at KQED’s Writer’s Block, read her interview, and buy the book from Small Press Distribution.–AH