Hunger by Roxane Gay
Coming in from one of the credited writer, who is outspoken about her inner struggles and the environment where she lives, Roxane Gay leaves nothing hidden behind bars and her mind when it comes to uttering the facts about herself.
In the book, she explains how she fed herself to the fullest to gain that overweight body, believing that her body would be safe. She explains that she buried the little she with a fact that she always found herself in trouble. She continues to explain that she tried to erase the memories of that girl, but the fact that she is still there somewhere. In her new body identity: much as she outgrew the size she wanted and no longer recognizable, she feels safe there.
Gay presents that hunger is an amazing thing that has to be satisfied for one live happily, but in the long run, it may drive you miles. In her case, she recalls the time she was gang raped and resorted to eating in order to free herself. As of now, she struggles with psychological issues, humiliations due to her size, and loss of self-image.
She lives to feel the tension between her low self esteem and self worth and exactly writes this memoir to appeal to those who may be in the same category like her. A bit twisted, Gay’s story draws attention from all corners.