This Is Just My Face

This Is Just My Face

Try Not to Stare

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The Oscar-nominated Precious star and Empire actress delivers a much-awaited memoir—wise, complex, smart, funny—a version of the American experience different from anything we’ve read

Gabourey Sidibe—“Gabby” to her legion of fans—skyrocketed to international fame in 2009 when she played the leading role in Lee Daniels’s acclaimed movie Precious. In This Is Just My Face, she shares a one-of-a-kind life story in a voice as fresh and challenging as many of the unique characters she’s played onscreen. With full-throttle honesty, Sidibe paints her Bed-Stuy/Harlem family life with a polygamous father and a gifted mother who supports her two children by singing in the subway. Sidibe tells the engrossing, inspiring story of her first job as a phone sex “talker.” And she shares her unconventional (of course!) rise to fame as a movie star, alongside “a superstar cast of rich people who lived in mansions and had their own private islands and amazing careers while I lived in my mom's apartment.” 
 
Sidibe’s memoir hits hard with self-knowing dispatches on friendship, depression, celebrity, haters, fashion, race, and weight (“If I could just get the world to see me the way I see myself,” she writes, “would my body still be a thing you walked away thinking about?”). Irreverent, hilarious, and untraditional, This Is Just My Face will resonate with anyone who has ever felt different, and with anyone who has ever felt inspired to make a dream come true. 

The Oscar-nominated Precious star and Empire actress delivers a much-awaited memoir—wise, complex, smart, funny—a version of the American experience different from anything we've read


Baker & Taylor
The Oscar-nominated star of Precious and Empire delivers a much-awaited memoir that shares details about her childhood with a polygamous father in Harlem, her gifted mother who supported them by singing in the subway and her own unconventional rise to fame.

Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, 2017
ISBN: 9780544786905
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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MLK1ere
Sep 12, 2017

I like the style; the book is written the way she talks ( if you saw her many TV interviews)

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QnVz
Aug 04, 2017

I absolutely loved 100% her unfiltered truth and ability to so amazingly tell it!! Absolutely 5 star, GOLDEN! material!! LOVE Gabourey!!

debwalker Jul 24, 2017

How to succeed despite a rough upbringing

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MplsTA
Jun 13, 2017

Probably her most well known role is that of Precious in the movie of the same name. I was a little disappointed she did not write more about her experience in filming the movie. She does write about various other jobs she held other than actor such as being a (successful) phone sex operator.

She is a very smart woman who has life figured out at a relatively young age. Like many, she grew up on the edge of poverty and later got a big break because of her talent and determination. She is also very funny. Not afraid to make fun of herself or others.

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