An Evening with Roxane Gay
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“I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe,” writes New York Times bestselling author Roxane Gay in her new book, Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body. With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and authority that ignite her fiction and non-fiction explorations of the struggles of women, Gay’s new memoir navigates the female body and what it means to be overweight in a time when the bigger you are, the less you are seen. Casting 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—Gay brings readers into the pains and joys of her daily life. In a conversation with Ann Friedman, journalist and co-host of the popular podcast Call Your Girlfriend, Gay takes the stage to share from a deeply personal and necessary story until now untold.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the reservation policy for ALOUD?
As most ALOUD at Central Library programs are free of charge, it is our policy to overbook. In the case of a FULL program your free reservation may not guarantee admission. We recommend arriving early. Space permitting, unclaimed reservations will be released to standby patrons at 7 PM.
Why do programs fill so quickly?
ALOUD provides a unique experience for the public to engage with scholars, authors, and artists in the intimate 235-seat Mark Taper Auditorium. Library Foundation Members have the benefit of reserving for programs in advance of the public. Consider joining as a Member to receive this benefit, and check the website on an on-going basis for program availability. Be sure to subscribe to our email alerts, and visit our Media Archive for podcasts and other items from our recent programs.
Where does ALOUD take place?
Unless otherwise noted, ALOUD programs are held at the downtown Central Library’s Mark Taper Auditorium.
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Should I purchase the author’s book in advance?
We encourage you to purchase books from the Library Store. All proceeds benefit the Los Angeles Public Library. Books are made available for purchase when you reserve for a program online, and are also on sale at programs. In order to participate in the book signing, you must purchase at least one book from The Library Store. Members receive discounts on purchases.