Hunger
From the bestselling author of Bad Feminist: a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself“I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble. I tried to erase every memory of her, but she is still there, somewhere. . . . I was trapped in my body, one that I barely recognized or understood, but at least I was safe.”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 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 explores her own past—including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life—and brings readers along on her journey to understand and ultimately save herself. With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and power that have made her one of the most admired writers of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to learn to take care of yourself: how to feed your hungers for delicious and satisfying food, a smaller and safer body, and a body that can love and be loved—in a time when the bigger you are, the smaller your world becomes.

Hunger Details

TitleHunger
Author
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJun 13th, 2017
PublisherHarperCollins
Number of pages320 pages
Rating
GenreNonfiction, Autobiography, Memoir, Feminism, Biography Memoir, Biography, Writing, Essays

Hunger Review

  • Roxane
    July 31, 2014
    I haven't written this yet but it will be okay. Food is delicious. UPDATE: I have created a Word File entitled Hunger_Book. I have copied and pasted many Tumblr entries into this file along with some ideas as to how to give the book shape. Food is still delicious. UPDATE 2: This book is still in progress so your low ratings are funny. Is this a motivational tool? It's working.
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  • Julia
    January 14, 2016
    Dude!!!!!! I've been stalking the release of this book since it was set for June 14, 2016. So the excitement built up as I drove to my local bookstore on Saturday, June 18 stoked to purchase this book which I planned to smash as soon as I got it. I went right to the customer service desk and asked "where is the book Hunger by the incredible Roxane Gay?" The teenager looked confused and typed it in the computer. He, I...we waited....forever. He said "No results were found."
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  • Tyler
    October 8, 2014
    I know this is the one for me. I just know it.
  • Ashley
    January 11, 2016
    Yes, please, gimme.
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