When: Sat., July 8, 7 p.m. 2017
Roxane Gay has repeatedly challenged the nature of feminism and race in her writing. Her new memoir, Hunger, deals with America's other great prejudice — overweight people. In Hunger Gay traces her own fraught history with food, emotional vulnerability and the outside world's persistent reminders that she would somehow be a better, more valuable person if she just lost some weight. Gay appears at 7 p.m. tonight at St. Louis County Library Headquarters (1640 South Lindbergh Boulevard, Frontenac; www.slcl.org) to discuss her book and sign copies. Tickets are $30 (admits one person and includes one copy of Hunger) and $38 (good for two people and one copy of the book).