A review by kshertz
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, by Roxane Gay

challenging dark emotional sad tense


It’s a really hard book for me as I know it’s not really a book meant for me. It is an important read for me to understand and combat my own fat phobia. I also have to combat books that are a about someone processing their life and still being in the middle of processing it without any kind of aha moment or this kind of memoir that is so brutally honest and vulnerable and in the gray area. I almost feel like I’m not mature enough or far enough in my journey to totally get this memoir and I felt this way when I read it a few years ago. I hope to keep reading it every few years to see if this changes for me. I’m the meantime, she’s an incredibly talented author and human on another playing field with her writing and I appreciate how she challenges me. 

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