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This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare (Paperback)

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I have to confess that I have not seen anything Gabourey has been in. However, her story intrigued me. She is a hilarious writer who speaks from her heart. This isn’t just a celebrity memoir, it’s about body image, race, feminism, and being famous in America when you don’t fit the widely accepted norm. I highly recommend!

— Karena


"Gabourey Sidibe's delightful memoir offers a memorable look into what happens when a black girl's dreams come true, from the inside out. Sidibe is fearless, incredibly funny, and gorgeously open. What she offers of herself in these pages is a gift."--Roxane Gay

In This Is Just My Face, Gabourey Sidibe--the "gives-zero-effs queen of Hollywood AND perceptive best friend in your head" (Lena Dunham)--paints her unconventional rise to fame with full-throttle honesty. Sidibe tells engrossing, inspiring stories about her Bed-Stuy/Harlem/Senegalese family life with a polygamous father and a gifted mother who supports her two children by singing in the subway, her first job as a phone sex "talker," and her Oscar-nominated role in Lee Daniels's Precious.
Sidibe's memoir hits hard with self-knowing dispatches on friendship, celebrity, weight, haters, fashion, race, and depression ("Sidibe's heartfelt exploration of insecurity . . . makes us love her" --O Magazine). 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.

"This memoir is] a book you will want to give your daughter." --New York Times

"Sidibe's hilarious Twitter account is no fluke--the Empire actress's memoir about growing up in New York City and finding unexpected fame in Hollywood is sharp, witty, and wonderfully substantive." --Entertainment Weekly
Product Details
ISBN: 9781328915801
ISBN-10: 1328915808
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: May 1st, 2018
Pages: 256
Language: English


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