Important People in Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

Gay, Roxane
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Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay is the author and memoir writer of Hunger. She was born in Omaha, Nebraska to a Haitian-American family. Gay attended Philips Exeter Academy for high school, followed by Yale University for college and eventually Michigan Technological University for graduate school where she received her PhD in Rhetoric and Technical Communication. Gay is currently a professor of English at Purdue University and a contributing writer for a variety of publications including The New York Times.

Gay first made a name for herself as a writer in 2014, when she published her debut novel Untamed State, followed by a collection of essays entitled Bad Feminist. Arguably her most famous work, Bad Feminist shuttles between personal anecdotes and social critique in order to delineate what "feminism" looks like in the twenty-first century and why we still need it despite some of its more problematic attributes. Since Bad Feminist...

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