Roxane Gay's HUNGER on NYT Bestseller List

Cover of Hunger and photo of Roxane Gay by Jay Grabiec
Photo credit: Jay Grabiec/HarperCollins
Fri, 07/07/2017 - 12:16

Roxane Gay's new memoir, Hunger, hit shelves on June 13, 2017 and quickly jumped to #6 on the New York Times Bestseller List. Today marks its third week on the NYT's lists of nonfiction bestsellers.

In Hunger, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln alumna and author of bestseller Bad Feminist deals with rape, overeating, and struggles with public and private identities. "This raw and graceful memoir digs deeply into what it means to be comfortable in one’s body," writers Publisher's Weekly in a starred review. "Gay denies that hers is a story of 'triumph,' but readers will be hard pressed to find a better word." 

"People want a triumphant narrative," she told The Daily Show's Trevor Noah. "They want to believe that you have solved the 'problem' of your body. But my body is not a problem, and it certainly isn't something I've solved yet."

Read the review by The New Yorker's Doreen St. Félix, or visit for a list of recent reviews and interviews with the author.