I really enjoyed Roxane Gay’s Bad Feminist so I had a feeling I would enjoy Hunger, her memoir covering her relationship with food. That’s a broad description. Really, Gay digs deep to reveal the trauma that resulted in her massive weight gain. Such experiences affect all aspects of Gay’s life, from romance to college to work. That she is able to identify both where she has come from and where she currently stands [emotionally] takes a deep understanding of self.
At times I felt it was a little repetitive, but I also felt that was an effective approach to underscore the pervasive nature of the feelings Gay describes. Overall she opens up to her audience with an honesty that fee can muster, and I appreciate that.
4 out of 5 stars.