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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 ...
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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 ...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it
4.0 Body armor
Today I'm going to attempt to form some coherent thoughts about my experience reading Roxane Gay's newest book entitled Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body. Some of you might have already had this book on your radar because of the huge amount of press that it got right after its release. This is an extrem...
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