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Hunger

Roxane Gay's memoir tackles food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself.

Roxane Gay

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 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. (From Harper)

Author interviews

Roxane Gay, author of "Bad Feminist" and an associate professor at Purdue University, struggles to come to terms with how millions of Americans were willing to vote for a candidate who has displayed open contempt for women. 8:46
Feminist writer Roxane Gay says it's better to be an imperfect that to give up on feminism entirely. 18:36

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