Chewing the fat with Roxane Gay about 'trauma and obesity' | Lit Feature | Chicago Reader

Chewing the fat with Roxane Gay about 'trauma and obesity' 

In her forthcoming memoir Hunger, about "what it's like to live in this world with morbid obesity," the prolific author looks closely at the woman in the mirror.

Roxane Gay at the New Yorker Festival earlier this month

Roxane Gay at the New Yorker Festival earlier this month

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One of the most commanding, entertaining critics of contemporary culture, Roxane Gay is never one to shy away from tough topics. The 41-year-old writer and Purdue University associate professor tackled rape in her 2014 novel An Untamed State, race and gender in…

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