This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare

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Product Details

Price
$15.99  $14.71
Publisher
Mariner Books
Publish Date
Pages
256
Dimensions
5.2 X 7.9 X 0.9 inches | 0.45 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781328915801

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About the Author

GABOUREY SIDIBE is an award-winning actress who is best known for the title role of Precious. She has since starred in American Horror Story: Coven, Difficult People, and as Becky on Fox's smash-hit sensation Empire, and recently made her directorial debut with the short film The Tale of Four. She was born in Brooklyn and raised in Harlem, New York.

Reviews

"You're the BOMB, girl!"--President Barack Obama

"Gabourey Sidibe's delightful memoir This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare offers a memorable look into what happens when a black girl's dreams come true, from the inside out. From her unique childhood as the daughter of a subway singer mother and polygamous father to struggling with depression to getting the role of Precious, Sidibe is fearless, incredibly funny, and gorgeously open. What she offers of herself in these pages is a gift."--Roxane Gay

"Here, Gabourey Sidibe cements her status as gives-zero-effs queen of Hollywood AND perceptive best friend in your head. Frank, funny, and insanely charming, these stories reveal the girl behind the gown and show Hollywood for what it really is: a wet T-shirt contest of an industry that sometimes redeems itself by picking the right star. Gabby is that star, and you'll root for her on every page--we are blessed by her honesty, passion and wit."--Lena Dunham

"'I just wrote the truth, and it made me feel better.' That is the theme of this unique and universal book by a young woman who is both a total surprise and an instant classic. Gabby combines New York and Senegal, the streets and the heights, bravery and self-doubt, laughing and seriousness. Her truth helps us to find ours--and what could be a bigger gift than that?"--Gloria Steinem

"To know Gabby is to love Gabby. To read her book is to love her even more. It is bold, brave, on-your-front-foot writing. Her story inspires you to step up and own your life with a compassion and confidence so potent that it will break down any door."--Laura Linney

"I always knew Gabby was magic."--Johnetta Elzie
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