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Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body | Roxane Gay
From the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist: a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself.I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble. I tried to erase every memory of her, but she is still there, somewhere. . . . I was trapped in my body, one that I barely recognized or understood, but at least I was safe.In her phenomenally popular essays and long-running Tumblr blog, Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and body, 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 explores her pastincluding the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young lifeand brings readers along on her journey to understand and ultimately save herself.With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and power that have made her one of the most admired writers of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to learn to take care of yourself: how to feed your hungers for delicious and satisfying food, a smaller and safer body, and a body that can love and be lovedin a time when the bigger you are, the smaller your world becomes.
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ElizaMarie I loved this one 5d
Kalalalatja Such a good, but tough book! 4d
BarbaraBB I kind of hated it 😊 4d
ephemeralwaltz @BarbaraBB interesting! 4d
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therealdealbeall
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"Why do we create the boundaries people create for themselves as challenges?"

Like Gay, I am not someone who enjoys hugging strangers. I feel like that kind of physical contact is something that should be reserved for people I know and care for, but I've often had people do similar things where they try to make me hug even after I've said I don't want to.

Megabooks My rule is don‘t touch people you don‘t know unless it‘s a fist bump or a handshake! Maybe a high five if you‘re doing something sporty! 3mo
therealdealbeall @Megabooks I agree! I've never understood why hugging strangers is often seen as the norm. 3mo
ElizaMarie I think sometimes it‘s a cultural thing. I am half Hispanic and we are “taught” very young to kiss and hug everyone when saying both “hi” and “bye”. I know my brother would just avoid social situations all together so not to have to hug everyone. 3mo
therealdealbeall @ElizaMarie I have a friend from college whose family is Albanian and she also grew up with hugging and kissing everyone being the norm. She knows that I'm not a very touchy person and said that she's had to remind herself not to be as physical with me as she is with her family. Where I grew up most of the people I was around were white Midwesterners, but in high school people still thought I was weird for not wanting to hug everyone. 3mo
therealdealbeall @ElizaMarie My roommate used to make a lot of jokes about me being an emotionally repressed Irish Catholic, but there's probably some truth to that. 🤷‍♀️ 3mo
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Megabooks
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I did it! I f($&ing did it by 1.5k steps!! Woo hoo!! #LitsyWalkathon My feet are tired!! 👍🏻

Read 5 books this week. The best were Less and Hunger. 9/12 for the challenge. I have a procedure Tuesday, so we‘ll see what I revise it up to after that.

Also, I‘m remembering to Be Kind to myself, as we all should! I came back from depression and sleeplessness, sort of, and I‘m proud!

#bfc #bfcr2 #checkin #goteam

Bookwormjillk You should be proud! Good luck next week! 5mo
4thhouseontheleft You rocked it!! 🤩🤩🤩 Way to go!! 5mo
catebutler What an accomplishment! Your positivity is so contagious in this post! 🤗👏🏼 5mo
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cobwebmoth You should be proud! You're very inspiring.❤ 5mo
LapReader That book cover is gorgeous. Well done this week. Keep it up! 5mo
cewilf Wonderful positivity!! Keep it up! 😁🙌 5mo
KathyWheeler What a great week! 5mo
britt_brooke Dang, girl! Great work! 💚🙌🏻 5mo
Megabooks Thanks y‘all!! I am smiling ear-to-ear!! I love your encouragement and really appreciate it!! 💜💜💜 @Bookwormjillk @4thhouseontheleft @catebutler @cobwebmoth @LapReader @cewilf @KathyWheeler @britt_brooke Still resting my feet 🤣🤣🤣 5mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 That‘s awesome! 🎉 Love the positivity! Keep it going! 5mo
Megabooks @wanderinglynn Thanks so much!! 👍🏻💜💜 5mo
sudi That is awesome 👏👏👏 5mo
Emilymdxn Being kind to yourself is the most important bit of fitness imho! You‘re killing it, v proud of you! Good luck with the procedure, well all be here for you 💖 5mo
Megabooks @sudi Thank you!! 😊💕😊 5mo
Megabooks @Emilymdxn Thank you so much! I really appreciate how far we‘re coming as a team and how well we support each other! Awesome job captain! 💗💗 5mo
Emilymdxn I‘m really proud of us too, we come from all over and have such different goals but we truly embody #goteam spirit lol 5mo
TheEllieMo Brilliant, @Megabooks, well done!! I love this post! 5mo
Megabooks @TheEllieMo Thank you so much!! 😊🤗💙 5mo
Clwojick Way to girl! CRUSHED IT! 💪🏻🔥⭐️ 5mo
mcipher Yay for crushing your goals and especially for the kindness to yourself - that stuff is tough when you feel icky. ♥️ 5mo
Megabooks @Clwojick Thanks! 🙌🏻🙌🏻💙💕💙 5mo
Megabooks @mcipher it totally is!! Thank you! 💛💛💛 5mo
Reviewsbylola 👏🏻 👏🏻 👏🏻 5mo
Megabooks @Reviewsbylola 😊😊😊 5mo
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Megabooks
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Pickpick

Oh y‘all, how I turn to favorite books when times are rough! I love this book. I wish I could put my feelings about myself into words as beautifully as she does.

I picked this up in the middle of the night first when I didn‘t want to and then when I couldn‘t sleep. Then I took a lovely 4K+ step walk near dawn. Then I did some things. Then I slept fitfully. I just finished rereading this book.

If anyone has wisdom on mood disorders and sleep 👇🏻

Megabooks Please contact me here or at booksandcooks.litsy at gmail dot com! The only time I feel at peace is when I‘m alone but living alone is not feasible for me now. Anyway, #bfc #bfcr2 #goteam book 7/12 5mo
SW-T Loved Hunger. Such a powerful book. I‘m sorry you didn‘t get a lot of sleep. Hope your back feels better at least. 5mo
wanderinglynn Nothing on mood disorders, but I know for sleep, meditation helps. Also experts say not to use your phone before bed because the light disrupts sleep. Even the LED light in an alarm clock can disrupt sleep, which is why I use a sleep mask. I hope things get better for you. 💚 5mo
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TheEllieMo I can‘t offer you any words of wisdom, 😔 but I can send a virtual hug 🤗 and hope you find some strategies that will help you sleep easier tonight x 5mo
Suet624 No sleep over here too so I feel you. 5mo
Megabooks @SW-T It is powerful. Thanks! 💜💜 5mo
Megabooks @wanderinglynn Thanks for the advice! I just remembered that my psychiatrist has recommended that I try the app Calm for relaxation and meditation at night. Thanks for the reminder!! 😘 5mo
Megabooks @TheEllieMo I love the hug! 🤗 Right back at ya! I just wish things were less messy in a lot of ways in my life. 🤷🏻‍♀️ sigh. 5mo
Megabooks @Suet624 I‘m really sorry! It sucks. 💜😕 5mo
wanderinglynn I tried calm. I like Relax Meditation a bit more. I also use its companion, Relax Melodies because I also use a noise machine & the app is great for when I travel. 5mo
Emilymdxn Hunger had such an effect on me too, I read it in a day and emailed Roxane Gay afterwards, one of my favourite books of all time. I don‘t have any tips I‘m afraid, just generic ‘mental health is shit eh‘. I‘m not asleep because of low level anxiety rn despite being pretty sure tiredness causes the anxiety 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️solidarity always, we‘ll keep muddling on and there will be moments of big beauty and happiness sometimes while we muddle through 5mo
Megabooks @wanderinglynn Thanks for the heads up! I‘ll look into them. 😁 5mo
Megabooks @Emilymdxn I emailed her, too. 💗 I‘m sorry you‘re not sleeping right now. Anxiety sucks. I feel like anxiety robs me of my today so much. I get in a state where I just feel stuck in it and can‘t enjoy life as much as I should. And so much truth to your last sentence 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 I hope you are asleep now. 5mo
cobwebmoth This book is one of my favorite nonfiction reads. She and I seem to have a similar thought process. I'm sorry things are rough right now. Big hugs to you.❤ 5mo
Megabooks @cobwebmoth Thanks, friend! 💕 it is definitely top five all-time reads for me. 5mo
Dawnrod1970 Loved this book! 5mo
Megabooks @Dawn_Rodriguez1970 👍🏻👍🏻💙 5mo
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Tove_Reads
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Mehso-so

#unpopularopinion Everyone seems to love this book, but sadly not me. I wanted to. I really feel for her, and can‘t imagine how hard her life has been since she was gang raped at the age of 12. Horrible! However, I don‘t like repetition, and the book was all about repeating. I understand that that‘s the process she had/has to go through, but I don‘t enjoy repetition in books, and it‘s the book I‘m reviewing, not her life or personality.

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego I'm not a huge fan of her memoir type books. I wish she wrote more fiction, because this is one of my all time favourite books 5mo
Tove_Reads @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego This is the only one I‘ve read so far. Need to check that one out! 5mo
BarbaraBB Oh no your opinion is very popular with me. I was definitely not a fan too. 5mo
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ONH
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“This is a book about learning, however slowly, to allow myself to be seen and understood.”

Another Texas Saturday by the pool— I have a fun read and a scholarly read to dive into 🏊🏼‍♀️💦 Hunger has been on my reading list for a while, and since I work in health care I‘ve had a long interest in medical ethics. Can‘t wait to start both of these!!

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“When I wear my typical uniform, it feels like safety, like I can hide in plain sight. I become less of a target. I am taking up space, but I am doing so in an unassuming manner so I am less of a problem, less of a disturbance. This is what I tell myself. “ from Roxane Gay‘s Hunger: A Memoir of my Body.

#quotsyjune19 #uniform

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Megabooks
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I like memoirs/nonfiction by women who are #Defiant about Western cultural norms of beauty/thinness. As a bigger woman myself, I feel a kinship with them.

I chose #Defiant as the first day of #StarTrekSummerJune because it‘s the name of the ship that the DS9ers use. The episode also closes up the Will Riker body double storyline, & it opens up a number of storylines eventually leading the Cardassians to join the Dominion. & I love Kira episodes!

QueenJen Proud bigger woman here as well 🥂 6mo
Megabooks @QueenJen Cheers! 🥂 6mo
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Mehso-so

This was tough to listen to. Not a happy book, but a story well-told.

After being raped at age 12, the author eats in order to build up her body and try to feel safer. So sad. I admire the author for speaking her truth.

gradcat I really relate to this author—she‘s such a great writer. 7mo
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decembersveryown
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“I had finally, after more than thirty years, found a best friend who saw the best and worst parts of me, and even if I didn‘t talk about what was going on, she was there and I could have told her and it would have been fine. That‘s a powerful thing, knowing you can reveal yourself to someone. It made me want to be a better person.”

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decembersveryown
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“I‘m a feminist and I believe in doing away with the rigid beauty standards that force women to conform to unrealistic ideals. I believe we should have broader definitions of beauty that include diverse body types. I believe it is so important for women to feel comfortable in their bodies, without wanting to change every single thing about their bodies to find that comfort.”

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Bibliogeekery
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Pickpick

This was a raw, honest, generous memoir from Roxane Gay. She discusses how thoroughly and devastatingly she was impacted by a terrible sexual assault when she was 12 (I feel like I'm the last person to read this but if you haven't mega content warning!). She talks about her body, her fatness, the ways that the world treats fat people and her pathway to healing from trauma. Powerful read! #queerbooks

Stephaniereads1 I loved this one! 8mo
LauraBrook I bought this one close to release day and still haven‘t read it. 🤦🏻‍♀️ Glad you like it so much! 8mo
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Nag1

This is what most girls are taught — that we should be slender and small. We should not take up space. We should be seen and not heard, and if we are seen, we should be pleasing to men, acceptable to society. And most women know this, that we are supposed to disappear, but it‘s something that needs to be said, loudly, over and over again, so that we can resist surrendering to what is expected of us.” (p. 13)

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SkeletonKey
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Currently listening to. Ouch, my heart.

#memoir

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Bibliogeekery
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Next up on audiobook!

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arlenefinnigan
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Cinfhen Loved this memoir!!!! 9mo
gradcat Yaaasss! 9mo
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Joanster5
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Pickpick

I picked this up at the library without knowing anything about it. I thought her story was interesting and you could understand her reasoning for being super morbidly obese. It was pretty candid.

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amyf0x
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Pickpick

Gay‘s unrelenting, brutally honest telling of the story of her ‘unruly body‘ and the trauma that shaped it is raw and difficult to read and so, so important.

Read February 24-26
Book 13/55

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Bookboss
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Pickpick

Roxane Gay gives an honest assessment of her relationship to her body. The violent sexual trauma she experienced at the age of 12 collided with her developing sense of self and sense of her body. I am in awe of how she was able to write about a subject so deeply personal. I found myself having imaginary conversations with her as I read the book. I would love to attend an event to hear her speak.

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KatieDid927
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1. Fiction is my fave but I love non-fiction too. I‘m not a huge fan of novels based on real people because parts that are fictionalized can be too easily interpreted as having actually happened. I do like historical fiction though.
2. My fave non-fiction!
3. Math. By far. I like to say that I work in TV, I don‘t know math.
4. Hmm probably WWII, but I like other eras too.
5. @j9brown

#frideas @SailorMoon

SailorMoon Thanks for playing!!! 💕🤟🏻🌙 9mo
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cariashley
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Pickpick

One of the bravest pieces of writing I‘ve ever read. I‘d put it off for a while knowing it would be a tough read and it was, but so worthwhile. #BOTM

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WhatWouldJaneDo
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Pickpick

Such a fantastic writer. Roxane Gay always manages to approach tricky cultural topics, in this case the way society treats women of size, with a forthrightness and clarity that many critical writers miss. This is the most personal work of hers I've read and she manages both touching vulnerability and laugh out loud snark at points.
#nonfiction2019 something personal

Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 10mo
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WhatWouldJaneDo
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Got a rare and elusive Stoney snuggle tonight. He is very sweet but rarely lays directly on me - I think he gets too hot. But tonight he brazenly climbed on my chest for a bit. #littenkitten #catsoflitsy

Kshakal 😻😻😻 10mo
Crazeedi He's precious! 10mo
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WhatWouldJaneDo
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Starting another book for #nonfiction2019. This is also my #readingwomen pick for a Lambda award winner. I love Roxane Gay but I have been a little afraid to read Hunger because of some of the subject matter. Glad I'm finally starting it!

Cinfhen Hunger was my “favorite” NF read in 2017!!! I still think about it!!! 10mo
WhatWouldJaneDo @Cinfhen Roxane Gay is an amazing writer. I'm about 2/3 finished now and I'm really glad I finally picked it up! 10mo
Cinfhen Her honesty and rawness just blew me away!! 10mo
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MEGR
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“For so long I gave into self-loathing. I refused to allow myself the simple pleasure of accepting who I am and how I live and think and see the world.”

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks ❤️❤️❤️ 10mo
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MEGR
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“It is a powerful lie to equate thinness with self worth....women continue to try to bend themselves to societal will. Women continue to hunger. And so do I.”

I‘m thinking a lot about how to talk to my daughter and son about self worth and body image so that they can have a healthy relationship with their bodies. This is a book that is making me aware of what messages I want to convey and how to do it.

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MEGR
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Reading a book from my unread shelf this chilly Saturday night and feeling all the feels. 💖🌒📚

nikirtehsuxlol I liked this book better than her essays! I might not agree with her all the time but she‘s definitely a fantastic writer 10mo
MEGR @nikirtehsuxlol Agreed! She is such a great writer, she tricks you into thinking it is easy! 9mo
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DearMona

“I often wonder who I would have been if this terrible thing had not happened to me...and when I imagine this woman who somehow made it to adulthood unscarred, she is everything I am not.”—p. 300

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Jeannineth
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This memoir is so good. I‘m listening to the author reading it on Scribd. Awesome.

Jeannie I loved this too. 10mo
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KristenDuck
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Panpan

I know already I will be in the minority with my opinion, but I did NOT like this memoir.

I‘m not taking away from the truly traumatic event that happened to Roxane as a child - understandably she was left broken. Unfortunately, because of keeping this secret to herself for way too long, Roxane turned to food for comfort.

So where did the book go wrong? Writing style... undeveloped chapters... just wasn‘t for me 😔

RadicalReader @KristenDuck lunch/dinner looks absolutely lovely 10mo
JoRead On the other hand, food in pic looks delicious 😊 10mo
KristenDuck @RadicalReader and @JoRead thanks! Haha sometimes I eat healthy 😉 10mo
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Chelleo You‘re not alone. I didn‘t care for this book either. 😒 10mo
KristenDuck @Chelleo I was shocked when I saw all the positive reviews to be honest 10mo
greenhairdontcare It‘s so interesting how a few of my Litsy friends haven‘t liked this book at all. I found it very interesting & insightful! 10mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
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1) I couldn‘t finish the tagged book and will never read another book she writes 🤷🏼‍♀️ I wish I had that money back!!
2) salty!!
3) Bobby and Janie, Ruth and AC
4) Dirty Dancing 🕺💃
5) New York City! I‘ve never been!!

#Friyayintro

BooksForEmpathy Oh no! Can I ask about why? Hope you‘re doing well! 10mo
Melismatic I live in NYC! If ever you go, I can give you a list of bookish spots! 🤗 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @BooksForEmpathy I just remember it being very repetitive, depressing and I know I‘m in the minority on this... I feel bad that she went through so many terrible things, having been through some similar myself, I just felt like she blamed her parents and didn‘t take any responsibility for any of her problems. I am good! How are you?! ❤️ 10mo
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Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Melismatic awesome!!! I hope to! I would definitely need help! It‘s on my bucket list!! 💞💞 10mo
MicrobeMom Yay! NYC! It is a must go! My fav city! 10mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz It was NYC for me too! Love that place so much! So sorry that you didn't enjoy Hunger. It has been on my radar for quite awhile.. Maybe I'll leave it out for now 😁 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Jee_HookedOnBookz I‘m definitely in the minority on this one!! 10mo
VeganCleopatra I totally agree with you about Hunger. 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @VeganCleopatra oh good! So glad I‘m not alone!! 10mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love reading different opinions! Thanks for your honest review! ❤️ 10mo
VeganCleopatra If you dislike a popular book, odds are you'll have me in your corner. 😆 Dirty Dancing is on tv tonight! 😍 (edited) 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @VeganCleopatra Gone Girl ? actually all of her books I‘ve tried and didn‘t like) The Girl On The Train? Fifty Shade of Puke, I mean Grey 🤣🤮 🤣🤣🤣 10mo
GlassAsDiamonds Oohhh... totally with you on Hunger as well! Not a fan of hers at all! Love likeminded Littens 😂😂😂 10mo
VeganCleopatra Fifty shades of puke is wholly accurate. I hated with a deep loathing that book. I actually liked Gillian Flynn's books but Gone Girl the least. I read all of them in a brief period like six years ago though and I've gotten to be a crankier reader so I may dislike them now. 😆 The Girl on the Train, didn't hate it, didn't love it...don't really remember it. Haha I did think it was less terrible than other popular thrillers around these days.🤷‍♀️ 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @GlassAsDiamonds 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 10mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @VeganCleopatra reading those books is probably the reason I veered away from that genre for so long! I‘m slowly coming back though!! 10mo
Hollie NYC is my favorite place! 10mo
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Soubhiville
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#WeNeedDiverseBooks

Hunger made a deep impact on me. I listened to the audiobook, then read the physical book to absorb it again. This book holds so much feeling, good and uncomfortable, difficult and empowering.

#24in48, hour 18 challenge

PurpleyPumpkin I‘m currently reading/listening to this book. You summed it up perfectly. 👌🏽 10mo
BlameJennyJane 🙌🏽🙌🏽🙌🏽 10mo
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StephBengtson
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Giving my eyeballs a little break to audio puzzle. Going strong at almost 10 hours and a pizza on the way! How‘s everyone doing? #24in48 #readathon

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PurpleyPumpkin
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I switched to my first audiobook of the #24in48 #readathon. So far, it‘s been a difficult but absorbing read.

StephBengtson I‘m currently listening to that one too! 10mo
PurpleyPumpkin @StephBengtson How are you finding it so far? 10mo
StephBengtson I like it, but hard subject material for sure. 10mo
PurpleyPumpkin @StephBengtson My thoughts exactly. It‘s great that Roxane Gay reads her own book. I‘m enjoying listening to her. 🎧 10mo
LitDrivenGirl I listened this for the #24in48 in July. I liked it, difficult to read, but so many thoughts. 10mo
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PagesOfAnOldSoul
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This was a rather intense book, and as much as I loved it I may not suggest it for everyone. It is a memoir of a woman who has faced severe trauma, and as a result has struggled with her body. As an “overweight”, black woman in America, I could relate to much of what she spoke of in this book— though of course her experience is her own. It broke my heart, and reminded me how important it is for books like this to be written. 🍰 #RoxaneGay #Hunger

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AutumnRLS
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Final Christmas books I bought myself.

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allisontshannon
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graphically disturbing and painful to read, but i appreciate gay sharing her truth. i connected with some but not all of her story. in any case, this is a stunning memoir.

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a.bookish.byrd
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Roxane Gay reminds us we are more than our bodies. Her brave voice helps raise our awareness on many levels and will hopefully help change society for the better.
Respect and dignity, love and kindness. I am inspired to do better at showing these to EVERY body, including my own.

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LaurelMac
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Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! Hope these #Litsytips by @RaimeyGallant http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU are helpful. There‘s so many fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! Check out @LitsyHappenings for details.
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RaimeyGallant Welcome! 11mo
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Victoriahoperose
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This was really very good on audio. It just felt so genuine hearing the author read this deeply personal account of her life and struggles with food and her appearance. It‘s refreshing that this wasn‘t really preachy. I admire the braveness of Roxane Gay to put her story out to the public so honestly and beautifully. Definitely a 💯 must read!!!

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queerbookreader
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ALERT THIS IS NOT A DRILL: Roxane Gay is coming out with a new graphic novel!!!!!

From her Twitter:

"My next comic is called The Banks, three generations of black women who are master thieves in Chicago. Their mantra: steal smart, right a wrong."

Link to website for preorder:

https://tkopresents.com/products/the-banks

#YEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

TheKidUpstairs Sounds amazeballs! 12mo
RaimeyGallant Nice! 12mo
riversong153 I‘m ready 12mo
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riversong153 @Chelleo have you seen this?? ☝🏾 12mo
jmofo 💜👏 12mo
Chelleo 😳👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾 thanks @riversong153 for the tag 12mo
RealLifeReading Yessss! 12mo
Sue Can‘t wait! 12mo
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This book spoke to me so much. Actually there were some (a lot) of passages that spoke for me. I have felt very similar thoughts. It‘s was difficult to read in that it was such a good read it forced me to think about some of my scarier past experiences

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BethM
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@Callemarie thank you so much for this #coffeebeanbookclub package! I haven‘t read the book yet and I adore hot coco! It‘s 18 degrees today so we‘re really starting the swing of winter! I may bust it open tonight! Thank you so so much!

Callemarie Yay!!! I'm glad you like it!!! Happy holidays my friend! 12mo
BethM Happy holidays to you as well @Callemarie 😘 12mo
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“This is what most girls are taught - that we should be slender and small. We should not take up space. We should be seen and not heard, and if we are seen, we should be pleasing to mean, acceptable to society. And most women know this, that we are supposed to disappear, but it's something that needs to be said, loudly, over and over again, so that we can resist surrendering to what is expected of us.”

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Waiting on dinner and super late, but here‘s my #friyayintro post!
1. Probably The Santa Clause. Saw it once and I wish I hadn‘t, lol.
2. Morning shower, definitely. It wakes me up.
3. Louise, same as my grandma ❤️
4. We had a Christmas party and a birthday party we attended yesterday so today is all about relaxing.
5. Will do!

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RobinGustafson
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The Spanish language edition of Hunger by Roxane Gay #FIL2018. #FILGuadalajara #FIL2018 #librariestransform #memoir #bestbooks

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Pedrocamacho
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Pickpick

This is a fantastic read. Intimate, powerful, and affecting, Roxane Gay‘s story stays with you.

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everemmareads

I am always holding out hope for tomorrow.

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The_Real_Nani
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A cross-country flight affords the rare luxury of finishing a book in one sitting. Never before have I related so much to a book, written by someone so different from me.