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IL – Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body Signing


Author Roxane Gay presents her latest book at the Francis W. Parker School on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 7:00 PM.

Roxane Gay has been writing with wit and grace 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. Gay comes to CHF to discuss “Hunger,” a brutally honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself.

Roxane Gay is the author of the novel An Untamed State, which was a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for Fiction; the essay collection Bad Feminist; and Ayiti, a multi-genre collection. She is at work on a memoir, Hunger, and a comic book in Marvel’s Black Panther series. Her writing has appeared in Best American Short Stories 2012the New York Timesthe Guardian, and many others. She is a recipient of the PEN Center USA Freedom to Write Award, among other honors. She splits her time between Indiana and Los Angeles. She can be found online at www.roxanegay.com and on Twitter @rgay.

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