My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This book, put simply, was the best and most honest memoir that I have read. This lovely girl/woman lays bare her life, in all the honesty that you will ever experience. I am so glad that I just happened upon this memoir and also looking forward to reading everything else that Ms. Gay has written.
Roxane Gay says....."writing this book is the most difficult thing I've ever done. Too lay myself so vulnerable has not been an easy thing. To face myself and what living in my body has been like has not been an easy thing, but I wrote this book because it felt necessary. In writing this memoir of my body, and telling you these truths about my body, I am sharing my truth and mine alone. I understand if that truth is not something you want to hear. The truth makes me uncomfortable too. But I am also saying, here is my heart, what's left of it. Here I am showing you the ferocity of my hunger. Here I am, finally freeing myself to be vulnerable and terribly human. Here I am, revealing and that freedom. Here. See what I hunger for and with my truth has allowed me to create".
An excellent read worth many more than five stars.
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