Had to let yall know I’ve been able to secure a copy of this amazing book and it’s right on the top of the summer reading list. Not a big non-fiction reader but Roxane Gay is my exception (romantic comedy ending scene style). It’s a rare thing, no monsters, aliens or bloodthirsty Faeries but already I’m riveted.
Brace yourself for the first chapters as you adjust to seeing the world through Roxane Gay’s eyes -rather as you settle into a new body. She’s not here to deliver a soothing tale of triumphant weight loss,
“I don’t have any powerful insight into what it takes to overcome an unruly body and unruly appetites. Mine is not a success story. Mine is simply a true story.” -Roxane Gay
this is more a blunt rendering of stark truths. Already realizing that I may have been a real ass to some people I care about…
When writers reveal their truths so thoroughly it often forces readers to face some uncomfortable realities as well. Already examples of what she deals with have played out on her public tour.
Hunger is pain, humor and…. guys just pick it up. It’s different
Just getting done with the beginning chapters but this is sure to be one of the best summer reads on my list this year. It almost feels like a violation to read something so revealing but with this work, it’s an odd give and take.