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Event: Books, Women and Wine

Oct
12

Books, Women and Wine – open to current Bellas only

When: Thursday, October 12th at 5:30 PM

Where: Level 2 Global Food and Lounge, 360 SW Powerhouse Dr. #210 Bend (map)

Details:There is nothing better than curling up with a good book. Plan to join us on Thursday September 7th at 5:30 PM at Level 2 Global Food and Lounge where we will meet, eat, drink and discuss this months current book, ‘Hunger‘ by Roxane Gay.

From the New York Times bestselling 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.

“I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble. I tried to erase every memory of her, but she is still there, somewhere. . . . I was trapped in my body, one that I barely recognized or understood, but at least I was safe.”

In her phenomenally popular essays and long-running Tumblr blog, Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and body, 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 explores her past—including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life—and brings readers along on her journey to understand and ultimately save herself.

With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and power that have made her one of the most admired writers of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to learn to take care of yourself: how to feed your hungers for delicious and satisfying food, a smaller and safer body, and a body that can love and be loved—in a time when the bigger you are, the smaller your world becomes.

This book is available from the Deschutes Public Library System in hard copy and ebook.

For more information: please contact Nancy Whitlatch at (925) 383-3481 or nwhitlatch@gmail.com.