Hunger by Roxane Gay

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Hunger by Roxane Gay

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Tomiko’s pick: In her memoir Hunger, Roxanne Gay is extremely transparent about the ugly realities of how trauma manifests in her relationship to food, herself, her body, her family, and how it continues to inform how she navigates the world along with her QTPOC identities. Her writing is approachable and sincere but makes for an intense journey. It feels like you’re being granted direct access to her stream of thoughts and memories. Definitely would advise to practice precaution for those that can become triggered! But if you’re looking for words that will validate where you’ve been and where you are in the ugly parts of your own process, this book is for you.

About the book: 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.

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.

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