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  • Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body | Roxane Gay

    Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Roxane Gay
    • Narrated By Roxane Gay
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    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.

    erica says: "One of the best non-fics I've read in years!"
  • Bad Feminist: Essays | Roxane Gay

    Bad Feminist: Essays

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Roxane Gay
    • Narrated By Bahni Turpin
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    A collection of essays spanning politics, criticism, and feminism from one of the most-watched young cultural observers of her generation, Roxane Gay. In these funny and insightful essays, Roxane Gay takes us through the journey of her evolution as a woman (Sweet Valley High) of color (The Help) while also taking listeners on a ride through culture of the last few years (Girls, Django in Chains) and commenting on the state of feminism today (abortion, Chris Brown).

    Cynthia says: ""I am a mess of contradictions" - RG"
  • Difficult Women | Roxane Gay

    Difficult Women

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Roxane Gay
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
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    The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. A pair of sisters, grown now, have been inseparable ever since they were abducted together as children and must negotiate the elder sister's marriage. A woman married to a twin pretends not to realize when her husband and his brother impersonate each other. A stripper putting herself through college fends off the advances of an overzealous customer.

    Antoinette says: "Intense!"
  • An Untamed State | Roxane Gay

    An Untamed State

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Roxane Gay
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
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    Mireille Duval Jameson is living a fairy tale. The strong-willed youngest daughter of one of Haiti’s richest sons, she has an adoring husband, a precocious infant son, by all appearances a perfect life. The fairy tale ends one day when Mireille is kidnapped in broad daylight by a gang of heavily armed men, in front of her father’s Port au Prince estate. Held captive by a man who calls himself The Commander, Mireille waits for her father to pay her ransom.

    Kat says: "Beautiful, But Disturbing."
  • Bad Feminist | Roxane Gay

    Bad Feminist

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Roxane Gay
    • Narrated By Laurel Lefkow
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    Pink is my favourite colour. I used to say my favourite colour was black to be cool, but it is pink - all shades of pink. If I have an accessory, it is probably pink. I read Vogue, and I'm not doing it ironically, though it might seem that way. I once live-tweeted the September issue.

  • Who Gets to Be Angry? | Roxane Gay

    Who Gets to Be Angry?

    • UNABRIDGED (9 mins)
    • By Roxane Gay
    • Narrated By Fleet Cooper
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    "Who Gets to Be Angry?" is from the June 11, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Roxane Gay and narrated by Fleet Cooper.

  • Confessions of a Bad Feminist | Roxane Gay

    Confessions of a Bad Feminist

    • ORIGINAL (11 mins)
    • By Roxane Gay
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    When writer Roxane Gay dubbed herself a "bad feminist", she was making a joke, acknowledging that she couldn't possibly live up to the demands for perfection of the feminist movement. But she's realized that the joke rang hollow. In a thoughtful and provocative talk, she asks us to embrace all flavors of feminism - and make the small choices that, en masse, might lead to actual change.

  • An Untamed State | Roxane Gay

    An Untamed State

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Roxane Gay
    • Narrated By Robin Miles
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    Mireille Duval Jameson is living a fairy tale. The strong-willed youngest daughter of one of Haiti's richest sons, she has an adoring husband, a precocious infant son, by all appearances a perfect life. The fairy tale ends one day when Mireille is kidnapped in broad daylight by a gang of heavily armed men, in front of her father's Port au Prince estate. Held captive by a man who calls himself The Commander, Mireille waits for her father to pay her ransom.

  • Difficult Women

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    The women in these stories live lives of privilege and of poverty, are in marriages both loving and haunted by past crimes or emotional blackmail. A pair of sisters, grown now, have been inseparable ever since they were abducted together as children and must negotiate the elder sister's marriage. A woman married to a twin pretends not to realize when her husband and his brother impersonate each other. A stripper putting herself through college fends off the advances of an overzealous customer.

  • Alton Sterling and When Black Lives Stop Mattering | Roxane Gay

    Alton Sterling and When Black Lives Stop Mattering

    • UNABRIDGED (6 mins)
    • By Roxane Gay
    • Narrated By Caroline Miller
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    "Alton Sterling and When Black Lives Stop Mattering" is from the July 6, 2016 Opinion section of The New York Times. It was written by Roxane Gay and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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