Books: On Roxane Gay, Percival Everett, trucking, art and Kevin Hart – Los Angeles Times

Hello, readers! I’m books editor Carolyn Kellogg, and here’s what we’ve got for you this week.

THIS BIG STORY

Bestselling author Roxane Gay (“Bad Feminist”) returns with a ferociously honest memoir, “Hunger.” Gay, who weighs hundreds of pounds more than average, writes of how she started putting on weight as a kind of defense after being sexually assaulted. Critic at large Rebecca Carroll writes, “What evolves is a bracingly vivid account of how intellect, emotion and physicality speak to each other and work in tireless tandem to not just survive unspeakable hurt, but to create a life worth living and celebrating.” Read our review.

CAN’T MAKE THIS UP

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