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A Memoir of (My) Body

Roxane Gay

This powerful memoir delves into the deeply personal struggles of the New York Times bestselling author, as she confronts her fraught relationship with food, weight, and self-image. Through a candid and moving portrayal of her own experiences, Roxane Gay provides insight into the shared anxieties we all face over consumption, appearance, and health, and ultimately learns how to care for herself in a world that can feel increasingly isolating. With unflinching honesty and searing emotional depth, Hunger is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand and heal their own relationship with their body.
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While parts of the book are difficult to read, it highlights the very real damage done by sexual violence and puts you in the mind and body of someone that has to move through the world in a different way. A small insight or perspective I feel grateful for now having and understanding a little bit better.      source
@stewartdantec I’ve intentionally read a lot of books this year and Hunger by @rgay has really stayed with me. More on my list at #AprilReads      source
I just finished @rgay's brilliant memoir “Hunger.” It’s about so many things, and fascinating and compelling on many levels. As someone who loves children’s literature and thinks about it a lot, I was also interested in how she talked about the books she loved as a child.      source
I really recommend “Hunger” by @rgay - it sort of knocks you off your feet in the opening pages and keeps hitting you with hard but necessary truths and brave vulnerabilities until you breathlessly reach the end of the book. h/t @elenatej      source