NASHVILLE, TN — Parnassus Books is thrilled to welcome Roxane Gay to discuss her book Hunger as a part of our Salon@615speaker series on July 13 at 6:15 pm. This salon is a free, ticketed event being held at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt, Ingram Hall, 2400 Blakemoors Avenue in Nashville.
You may purchase your ticket in advance or get a ticket on-site on the day of the event. (There is a $2.50 online purchasing fee for online ticket order). Arrive early for the on-site ticket line. There will not be alternative viewing locations once seats have been filled.
To join the signing line at this event, you must purchase a copy of the author’s latest book from Parnassus Books. As a Salon patron, you will receive a 10% discount! View event description for information.
From the New York Times best-selling author of Bad Feminist, a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself. Hunger is a memoir about Gay’s experience with weight, body image, and building a positive relationship with food. In an interview with Elite Daily, Gay described this book as a testimony of “what it’s like to live in a world that tried to discipline unruly bodies.
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. With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and authority that have made her one of the most admired voices of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to be overweight in a time when the bigger you are, the less you are seen. Hunger is a deeply personal memoir from one of our finest writers, and tells a story that hasn’t yet been told but needs to be.
Roxane Gay’s writing appears in Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, Best Sex Writing 2012, A Public Space, McSweeney’s, Tin House, Oxford American, American Short Fiction, Virginia Quarterly Review, and many others. She is a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. She is the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State, the New York Times bestselling Bad Feminist, and Difficult Women and Hunger forthcoming in 2017. She is also the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel. In July 2016, Gay and poet Yona Harvey were announced as writers for Marvel Comics’ World of Wakanda, a spin-off from the company’s Black Panther title,[making them the first black women to be lead writers for Marvel
Salon@615 presents bestselling authors free to the public through a unique partnership between the Nashville Public Library, Humanities Tennessee, BookPage, Parnassus Books and the Nashville Public Library Foundation.