Hi friends, happy Monday! I hope you’re all doing well. Today I’m going to be posting my review of Roxane Gay’s memoir, Hunger.
Hunger by: Roxane Gay: This was Roxane Gay’s memoir and reflections of her body; from her childhood to her teen years, her twenties and thirties and to the present. This book explored her relationship with her body at all the stages of her life and how she got to where she is, how she feels about it; how she perceives it, while also taking a look at society and how they perceive fat people. This book got a lot darker than the reader thought it was going to be; Gay was so open, holding nothing back and there were just so many important takeaways from this. The reader can only imagine how hard it must have been to write this, exploring the parts of yourself you’ve hid away for so long, exposing yourself to the world; it was so powerful to read. Gay is a talented writer and reading her story was moving and eye opening to a world that gets looked down upon and forced to change who they are because they aren’t deemed worthy by society. The writing was poetic in a way, and Gay knows how to captivate her audience with strong short sentences that really packed a punch and made her story that much more compelling. The way she was able to add slight bits of humour to some parts was well done and lifted the tension so it wasn’t too overwhelming to read. This was a very personal story, but one that was important and needs to be told and read by everyone.