When Roxanne Gay was a teenager, she went through a horrible event which she kept to herself, and it led her to start trying to hide from the world. She ate and became large, and this book is her exploring her life and her body. It’s a hard book to read because it is so raw and pulls few punches. As a fat woman who’s going through my own journey through therapy and body acceptance, some parts were particularly hard to read. However, I kept reminding myself that this is her story. Just because we are both in larger bodies doesn’t mean we have a lot of experiences the same – even if many of them are familiar.