Saturday, July 8, 2017

Review: Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) BodyHunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

WOW! I think this cements my suspicion that Roxane Gay is my favorite writer. I love her way with words. This one definitely resonated with me given my own struggles with my weight over time. I really appreciate the depth with which she examines her life and explores the dark as well as the light. Her ability to put things that I’ve thought into words just astounds me. She’s someone that I really respect for her bravery, candor, and vulnerability. It can’t be easy to write publicly about such personal things. But, I am so glad that she does. We need more people in the world like Roxane Gay. Smart people who can help us explore the things that make us uncomfortable. This one broke my heart, put my feelings into words, gave me a new perspective and helped me to think through some of my own food related issues in a new way. I applaud her for being so brave and honest. I think books like this have such potential to change the world and to help people understand different perspectives. This is one of those books that everyone should read. It’s fantastic and difficult and dark and hopeful all at the same time! One of my favorites of the year!

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