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Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

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Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

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 20s --- 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.

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
by Roxane Gay

  • Publication Date: June 13, 2017
  • Genres: Memoir, Nonfiction
  • Hardcover: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Harper
  • ISBN-10: 0062362593
  • ISBN-13: 9780062362599