Roxane Gay has no shortage of courage and insight, as is evidenced by her memoir, Hunger. Tackling racial and gender inequality while weaving in personal narrative and penetrating commentary has been Gay's claim to fame, but her latest book takes aim at an issue for many women: weight and body image. At this event, she'll talk with Isis Miller, a writer and activist in Miami, about representation, rebellion, and black-girl magic. To attend the event, you must buy a copy of Gay's memoir, a purchase you won't regret. 8 p.m. Friday at Books & Books, 265 Aragon Ave., Coral Gables; 305-442-4408; booksandbooks.com. Admission is free with the purchase of Hunger for $27.81.
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