Roxane Gay

Pub: June 1, 2017

Harper Collins


When you’re overweight, in many respects, you become a matter of public record. Your body is constantly and prominently on display. You may learn how to be the life of the party so that people are too busy laughing at or with you to focus on the elephant in the room. Regardless of what you do, your body is a subject that becomes public discourse with family, friends, and strangers alike. Hunger chronicles Roxane’s journey to undestroy herself. Building on the food writing she began doing on her popular Tumblr blog (100K+ followers), this book explores what it means to learn, in the middle of your life, how to take care of yourself, how to feed your hungers for a smaller body, a safe body, a functional romantic relationship, beautiful food, and live in a world where the bigger you are, the smaller your world becomes.