Hunger, a Memoir of (My) Body

Roxane Gay

Hunger, a Memoir of (My) Body

Recommendation inspired by: 
What is obesity? - Mia Nacamulli

Why we love this book:
In this bittersweet memoir, Roxane Gay shares her experiences navigating the world in an unruly and overlooked body. With admirable vulnerability, she recounts the traumatic event that irrevocably altered her life and physique and details her struggles with a protective armor that is difficult to cast aside. What’s more, Gay’s stories introduce compassion and complexity to a topic too often laden with shame, binary thinking and extensive othering. With every page, we’re reminded that her humanity should not be up for debate.

 

Recommended by:
Rob Smith, TED Team

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