Community Book Discussion: Hunger


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Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center
522 W. Maple St.
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18101
610-347-9988 ext 108
Region: Lehigh Valley
Hours of operation: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Admission fee: Free

The Library at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center invites the community to participate in our June 2020 Community Book Discussion featuring the New York Times Bestseller, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay. The Seattle Times says the book is "a memoir that’s so brave, so raw, it feels as if [Gay]’s entrusting you with her soul.” About the book: 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. Community Book Discussions at Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center are facilitated by Mary Foltz and are sponsored by Let's Play Books and by Lehigh University's South Side Initiative and Humanities Center.