Booksmith presents Roxane Gay: Hunger
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Booksmith is thrilled to host Roxane Gay for her Hunger tour! She will be in-conversation with writer and Shipwreck host Amy Stephenson.
"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.
The event will conclude with a Q&A and signing. Ticket price includes a copy of Hunger, available for pick-up at the event. Additional books will be available for purchase.
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, McSweeneys, 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.
>>>> Accessibility is important to us! This event will be held in the Hall of Culture, which is upstairs and may be accessed by elevator. The Hall has ample space with comfortable seating.
>>>> Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. The Hall of Culture is open seating. This is an all-ages event.
>>>> Please do not film or record any portion of the event. Photos of during the event are fine.
>>>> Roxane will sign books for anyone who would like, including backlist. In the interest of time, she will only personalize copies of HUNGER.
>>>> In the interest of time, there will be no posed photos, but photos can be taken from the line.
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African American Art & Culture Complex (Hall of Culture) (View)
762 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
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