Mayor Marilyn Strickland will lead a book discussion on Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body by Roxane Gay. The title is Mayor Marilyn Strickland's selection for Tacoma Reads 2017, the city's community wide reading program, now in its 15th year. Participants will have an opportunity to present a haiku on topics in the book. Get the audiobook version of Hunger here.
Roxane Gay is the author of the essay collection Bad Feminist, which was a New York Times bestseller; the novel An Untamed State, a finalist for the Dayton Peace Prize; and the short story collections Difficult Women and Ayiti. A contributing opinion writer to the New York Times, she has also written for Time, McSweeney's, the Virginia Quarterly Review, the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, The Rumpus, Bookforum, and Salon. Her fiction has also been selected for The Best American Short Stories 2012, The Best American Mystery Stories 2014, and other anthologies. She is the author of World of Wakanda for Marvel. She lives in Lafayette, Indiana, and sometimes Los Angeles.