There’s are a lot of books about being overweight: how to lose the extra weight, how to accept your weight, and how it affects your health.
But few books look at the issue of our bodies not as a problem to be solved, but as a circumstance to be examined, thought about, and discussed.
Enter Roxane Gay and her most recent book “Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body, in which this New York Times bestselling author examines her weight and her body in general from the perspective of her desire stemming from a violent incident in her life.
“I started this book fat, and I’m finishing it fat,” Gay told Entertainment Weekly. “This isn’t a book about successful weight loss. It’s about trying to change my relationship with food.”
She will be at Ann Arbor’s Hill Auditorium, 825 N. University Ave., for an exclusive reading and signing of her ‘Hunger’ on June 16 at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30 not including service fees at muto.umichi.edu, at the door, or at Michigan Union, Ground Floor, 520 South State Street. The ticket price gets attendees a hardcover copy of the book available at the venue the night of the event.
Some tickets can be purchased at Literati on 124 E. Washington Street.
Gay is the author of the essay collection ‘Bad Feminist,’ which was a New York Times bestseller; the novel ‘An Untamed State,’ a finalist for the Dayton Peace Prize; and the short story collections Difficult Women and Ayiti. A contributing opinion writer to the New York Times, she has also written for Time, McSweeney’s, the Virginia Quarterly Review, the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Rumpus, Bookforum, and Salon. She is the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel. She lives in Lafayette, Indiana and sometimes Los Angeles.
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