HUNGER: A MEMOIR OF (MY) BODY -- a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay (2017, Harper; 320 pages)
Read The New York Review of Books review of Roxane Gay's best-seller, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, to get a sense of the work Gay is doing with her writing in general, and with Hunger in particular. The book addresses how Gay dealt with trauma in her young life by making herself what is medically termed "super morbidly obese." It is then an examination of what it means to live as a "super morbidly obese" person in our world.
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.
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