Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay

Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

Roxane Gay

nonfiction feminism memoir emotional inspiring reflective sad medium-paced

306 pages | first published 2017


From the 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 s...

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emotional 91%
reflective 79%
challenging 45%
sad 45%
dark 36%
informative 27%
inspiring 27%
hopeful 16%
tense 9%
funny 8%
lighthearted 0%


medium 55%
fast 28%
slow 16%

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