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Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

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Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

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by Roxane Gay

"When I first finished Hunger, I couldn’t find the words to express how I felt besides pure awe. And now that more time has passed, I still find it hard to describe just how stunning it is without simply listing other adjectives. Gay precisely illuminates the issues of food, weight, and self-image while offering an incredibly honest and vulnerable account of her life. I will read anything Gay writes, but Hunger is truly exceptional and deserves to be on all best-of lists, always." —Sarah

New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and bodies, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as "wildly undisciplined," Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care. In Hunger, she casts an insightful and critical eye on her childhood, teens, and twenties--including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life--and brings readers into the present and the realities, pains, and joys of her daily life. 

With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and authority that have made her one of the most admired voices of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to be overweight in a time when the bigger you are, the less you are seen. Hunger is a deeply personal memoir from one of our finest writers, and tells a story that hasn't yet been told but needs to be.

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