The Resource Hunger : a memoir of (my) body, Roxane Gay

Hunger : a memoir of (my) body, Roxane Gay

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Hunger : a memoir of (my) body
Title
Hunger
Title remainder
a memoir of (my) body
Statement of responsibility
Roxane Gay
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Gay has written ... about food and bodies, 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"--Amazon.com
  • The popular Tumblr blogger and best-selling author of Bad Feminist explores the devastating act of violence that triggered her personal challenges with food and body image, sharing advice for caring for oneself and eating in healthful and satisfying ways. --
  • "'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 had been 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 I made but barely recognized or understood. I was miserable, but I was safe.' In this intimate and searing memoir, ... bestselling author Roxane Gay addresses the experience of living in a body that she calls 'wildly undisciplined.' She casts an insightful and critical eye over her childhood, teens, and twenties--including the devastating act of violence that was a turning point in her young life--and brings readers into the present and the realities, pains, and joys of her daily life. With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and authority that have made her one of the most admired voices of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to be overweight in a time when the bigger you are, the less you are seen. Hunger is a deeply personal memoir from one of our finest writers, and it tells a story that hasn't yet been told but needs to be."--Jacket
Summary
The best-selling author of Bad Feminist presents a searingly frank memoir of food, weight, self-image and learning how to feed one's hunger in healthy ways, drawing on the popular essays of her long-running Tumblr blog to illuminate the challenges of navigating the boundaries between self-comfort and self-care
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2017.
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2017.
  • ALA Notable Book, 2018.
  • Lambda Literary Award for Bisexual Nonfiction, 2018.
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Publisher's description
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10492469
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YDXCP
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Gay, Roxane
Dewey number
  • 306.4/613
  • 616.8526
Index
no index present
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980
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Gay, Roxane
  • Body image
  • Eating disorders
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Psychopathology / Eating Disorders
Target audience
adult
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a memoir of (my) body
Label
Hunger : a memoir of (my) body, Roxane Gay
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn918590664
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780062362599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)918590664
Label
Hunger : a memoir of (my) body, Roxane Gay
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn918590664
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
306 pages
Isbn
9780062362599
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)918590664

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