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. This book club will meet on Tuesdays at noon in the Women’s Center. The first meeting will be on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.