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    From the New York Times best-selling 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 there, somewhere.... I was trapped in my body, one that I barely recognized or understood, but at least I was safe."

    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 listeners 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.

    ©2016 Roxane Gay (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

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    "There's no better person to narrate this audio than Roxane Gay herself. Her calm, consistent inflections are juxtaposed with the content of the audiobook.... Her narration is filled with careful intentions - as if every single word stated and not stated explains her existence spatially.... Most of all, her story is felt because content and narration explore the concept of un/control of the body, self, and existence through her voice." ( AudioFile)

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    Ein interessantes Buch für jemanden der nie nennenswerte Gewichtsprobleme hatte. Ich fühlte mich streckenweise beschämt und ertappt, es werden ziemlich genau die Vorurteile beschrieben die ich wohl lange mit mir herumgetragen habe - ohne es zu wissen. Daher für die Geschichte 5 Sterne.
    Ab und zu waren ihren sehr detailierten Auführungen etwas langatmig und gegen Ende konnte ich die inflationäre Verwendung der beiden Wörter "my body" nicht mehr hören. Roxane Gay wollte sicher dieser sehr intimen Geschichte ihrer Authentizität nicht berauben und selbst sprechen. Ich hätte mir einen Profi an ihrer Stelle gwünscht.

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    very insightful

    it is an uncomfortable story yet so important to speak about it and provide space

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    A must read

    Having heard the audiobook "Bad feminist" by the same author, I had high expectations but this book is even better than I hoped. I am hugely grateful to Ms Gay for opening up and allowing us to connect with her/her story. I'm sure many will feel seen, heard and less alone thank to this book.