Booksmith presents: Roxane Gay / Hunger

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
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Booksmith is thrilled to host Roxane Gay for her new memoir Hunger. She will be in-conversation with writer and Shipwreck host Amy Stephenson.

 

Please note: this event will be held at the African American Art & Culture Complex, 762 Fulton St. in San Francisco.

 

Tickets are available nowclick here. Ticket price includes a copy of Hunger which will be available for pickup at the event.

 

"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."

 

New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and bodies, 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 casts an insightful and critical eye on her childhood, teens, and twenties—including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life—and brings readers into the present and the realities, pains, and joys of her daily life.

 

With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and authority that have made her one of the most admired voices of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to be overweight in a time when the bigger you are, the less you are seen. Hunger is a deeply personal memoir from one of our finest writers, and tells a story that hasn’t yet been told but needs to be.

 


 

 

Roxane Gay is the author of the essay collection Bad Feminist, which was a New York Times bestseller; the novel An Untamed State, a finalist for the Dayton Peace Prize; and the short story collectionsDifficult Women and Ayiti. A contributing opinion writer to the New York Times, she has also written for Time, McSweeney’s, the Virginia Quarterly Review, the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Rumpus, Bookforum, and Salon. Her fiction has also been selected for Best American Short Stories 2012, Best American Mystery Stories 2014, and other anthologies. She is the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel. She lives in Lafayette, Indiana and sometimes Los Angeles.

 


 

Tickets to this event must be purchased in advanceIf you cannot attend the event, but would like to request a signed copy of Hunger, please order below and put your request in the comments field. 

 

 

 

 

 

Books: 
Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body Cover Image
$25.99
ISBN: 9780062362599
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper - June 13th, 2017

Difficult Women Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780802125392
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Grove Press - January 3rd, 2017

Bad Feminist Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780062282712
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Harper Perennial - August 5th, 2014

An Untamed State Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802122513
Availability: Out of Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Grove Press, Black Cat - May 6th, 2014

Ayiti Cover Image
By Roxane Gay, Nicole Gay (Photographer)
$9.00
ISBN: 9781450776714
Availability: Out of Stock - Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Artistically Declined Press - September 12th, 2011