Looking Ahead: Hunger – Roxane Gay

I don’t have anything to read or pass on yet but coverage of Roxane Gay’s big new memoir, Hunger: A Memoir of My Body, popped up in EW this week and whetted my appetite for this one. Can’t wait!

Already, she’s baffled by the insensitive way it’s being covered in the media. One publication headlined an interview with her “Chewing the Fat With Roxane Gay.” But to her, that reaction just proves that this book needed to be written. “It was putting the elephant in the room, so to speak,” she says. “People will look, but they won’t say anything, or they’ll say something behind my back. So I decided to stop that game and say, ‘You know what? I’m gonna talk about this. I’m gonna take control of the narrative — and of my body.’”
Entertainment Weekly, 1/4/16

Hunger: A Memoir of My Body (9780062362599) by Roxane Gay. $25.99 hardcover. 6/14/16 on sale

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