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Big Blue Marble Bookstore
551 Carpenter Ln, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19119
Roxanne Gay's «Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body» is personal, intimate, searing. Using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health, Gay confronts 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.
We'll be hosting two nights of discussion about the book. (To make sure we're clear- Gay won't be there, we're just discussing the book) Tonight, the first night, is open to anyone. The second night, Thursday August 17th at 7pm, is a special evening for fat women only («woman» is self-defined and for anyone for whom «woman» is part of your identity and «fat» is roughly defined as women who have faced substantial size discrimination/accessibility issues in their lives).
See a review of «Hunger» by Philly author Beth Kephart: chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/books/sc-hunger-roxane-gay-books-0705-20170706-story.html