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Author Gay, Roxane, author.

Title Hunger : a memoir of (my) body / Roxane Gay.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]
2017

Copies

Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  306.4613 G253Bg 2017    ---  Available
 PHS Non-Fiction  362.1963 GAY    PHS NOT AVAILABLE  NO HOLDS AT PHS
 Pittsburg 2nd Fl Non-Fiction  306.4 Gay    ---  Available
Edition First edition.
Description 306 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Americans lcdgt
Overweight people lcdgt
Haitian Americans lcdgt
African Americans lcdgt
Illinoisians lcdgt
Women lcdgt
University and college faculty members lcdgt
Indexed In: Junior Library Guild
Summary "New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity 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. In Hunger, she casts an insightful and critical eye on her childhood, teens, and twenties--including the devastating act of violence that acted as 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 tells a story that hasn't yet been told but needs to be"--Publisher's description
Audience Grades 11 & up.
Awards A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG)
Subject Gay, Roxane.
Body image.
Discrimination against overweight persons -- United States.
Eating disorders -- Biography.
Sexually abused children -- Mental health.
Overweight women -- Biography.
Adult child sexual abuse victims -- Biography.
Gay, Roxane.
Body image.
Discrimination against overweight persons -- United States.
Eating disorders.
Overweight women -- Biography.
African American women -- Biography.
Gay, Roxane.
Adult child sexual abuse victims -- Biography.
Eating disorders -- Biography.
African American women -- Biography.
Autobiographies.
Overweight women -- Biography.
Sexually abused children -- Mental health.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Autobiographies.
Added Title Memoir of (my) body
Memoir of my body
ISBN 9780062362599 (hardcover)
0062362593 (hardcover)
9780062569714 (paperback)
0062569716 (paperback)
9780062747914 (BAM signed edition)
9780062747891 (B & N signed edition)
9780062792174 (Indigo signed edition)
9780062569714 (international edition)

 
    
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