Hunger

Hunger

A Memoir of (my) Body

Audiobook CD - 2017
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In her phenomenally popular essays and long-running Tumblr blog, Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and body, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring peoples 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. She explores her past, including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life, and brings listeners along on her journey to understand and ultimately save herself.
Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Audio, [2017]
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780062569684
Branch Call Number: CD B GAY
Characteristics: digital, rda
audio file, CD audio, rda

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AL_JANE Dec 04, 2017

This was a powerful book...so honest and startling. I have newfound empathy for those who struggle with the side effects of not only sexual violence but also morbid obesity. A thought-provoking read, for sure!

AL_LESLEY Oct 26, 2017

Extremely powerful, this brutally honest and overwhelmingly personal memoir was very moving and has definitely inspired me to check out her other works.

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TheresaAJ
Jul 25, 2017

In her most honest writing yet, Gay explores the intersection of women's bodies, food, and psychological pain in contemporary American culture. As she navigates a hate-filled world with a larger body, she describes (often in painful tones) the many indignities and injustices that she receives from others and herself. From family to friends to strangers, Gay is adept at uncovering the true meanings from others' body language, guarded looks, and "honeyed" words. Written in short chapters, the last sentence is often a strong, memorable punch line to the preceding paragraphs and vignettes. I listened to the audio version where Gay disproves my theory that authors should not read their own works. Her voice range is impressive which makes it interesting for the reader.

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