Her Body And Other Parties is a collection of 8 science fiction and horror short stories about womanhood, queerness, identity, and violence. Each story in this collection was unsettling or upsetting and forced me to sit and fully absorb what I just read. I particularly enjoyed the short stories titled; "The Husband Stitch", "Inventory", and "Eight Bites". It took me a long time to read through this entire collection, not because I was unwilling, but because of the intensity of every story. Machado is an incredible author and this collection has become on of my favorite short story collections, as well as one of the collections I recommend most often.