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Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body - Roxane Gay
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
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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... show more
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 t
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Edition language: English
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"So it goes."
"So it goes." rated it
4.0 Hunger -- honesty on a platter
This is embarrassing. I started reading this and immediately knew the first story, which is a good clue I've read it before. I continued knowing the stories all the way through. In fact I'm pretty sure this book is where I first learned of Blue Apron(tm). I don't keep a good list usually (though I'm...
bookjunkie57
bookjunkie57 rated it
4.0 Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
I Picked Up This Book Because: I saw some buzz about the book and decided to pick it up. The Story: Roxane’s story cannot be neatly summed up in a few words of a review. Her tale is deeply personal. There is tragedy and self depreciation. There are realizations that most wouldn’t want to admit to ...
Booky
Booky rated it
0.0 Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
This one goes on my "doesn't feel right to rate" shelf. If I were to rate this memoir, which chronicles Gay's sexual assault and subsequent weight gain, it would almost feel like I would be rating her experience or her body in some way.Writing-wise, however, I wish that this memoir was condensed sub...
Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog
Blah, Blah, Blah, Book Blog rated it
4.0 Hunger
This book is heartbreaking, soul-baring, and gut-wrenching, but even through all of that, there is the tiniest spec of cautious hope, which I found amazing. Roxane Gay's story is not easy to read, but you need to read it. I was devastated, and shamed, and called out for my ignorance, thoughtless com...
Merle
Merle rated it
4.0 Hunger by Roxane Gay
I read this book shortly after Sherman Alexie’s You Don't Have to Say You Love Me, and the two have a lot in common. Like Alexie’s book, this one is emotionally raw and intense, and deals with very personal subjects; it is full of the author’s feelings about her life, but not quite the story of her ...
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