We're Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True
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About the Author
Gabrielle Union is an actress, executive producer, activist, best-selling author and most recently, a Time100 cover honoree. Union formed her production shingle "I'll Have Another" in 2018 with the goal of telling stories that center marginalized communities with their specific point of views in an authentic manner. In August of 2020, she relaunched her haircare brand "Flawless by Gabrielle Union" for women with textured hair. The new and improved collection includes an array of options, affordably priced between $4 - $10, that empowers consumers to customize a regimen specific to their texture and style preferences. Prior to relaunching Flawless, Union learned of the disparities in the food space and joined Bitsy's as a cofounder with the goal of making healthy, allergen- friendly, school-safe snacks that are accessible and affordable for all families regardless of their socioeconomic or geographical status. Her first book, We're Going To Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated and True, was released in 2017 and instantly became a New York Times best seller. Union serves as a leader and advocate for inclusion in the entertainment industry. She is also a champion of breast health and combating sexual violence.
"I love this woman and her book."--Mindy Kaling, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Why Not Me?
"We're Going to Need More Wine is honest, raw, and funny. Union's vulnerability about her flaws and mistakes, and also pride in her triumphs, will not only make you feel as though you're seeing yourself reflected, but will also inspire you to be your most authentic self."
--Phoebe Robinson, New York Times bestselling author of You Can't Touch My Hair
"A hilarious and moving memoir from a natural storyteller. Gabrielle Union explores love, family, trauma and racial identity in a book that somehow manages to be both heartbreakingly honest and laugh-out-loud funny."--Brit Bennett, New York Times bestselling author of The Mothers
"[Gabrielle] Union is warm, outspoken, laugh-out-loud funny...This is sure to be a crowd-pleaser, and deservedly so."--Booklist (Starred Review)
"With honesty and humor, Union bares her soul and shares her levels of insecurity, the difficulties of being a black woman in Hollywood, and the way fame has changed her life. She embraces many multilayered issues in these intimate essays, giving readers glimpses of insight into her soul."--Kirkus Reviews
"This sparkling book collects amusing and heartbreaking stories from the life of actress Union...[her] no-holds-barred essays and intimate voice will appeal to her fans as well as those less familiar with her work."--Publishers Weekly
"[Gabrielle Union's] written a book of essays as raw and honest as anyone has ever produced. In this fantastic book, she discusses everything from sexual assault to the complexity of money in relationships to infertility (plus all the extra gossip you crave). Gab has not only excused the demons of her two-decade career, but she's turned the exercise into primal scream therapy for her fans. As witty, warm, and assured on the page as she is in person, this book lives somewhere between Nora Ephron and Eve Babitz, with a touch of Audre Lorde's radical awareness."--Lena Dunham, Lenny Letter
"searing and powerful"--Washington Post
"We're Going to Need More Wine is a collection of funny and emotional essays...Union gets real about everything"--USA Today
"stunning...an affirmation of [Union's] uncanny insight and profound capacity for empathy."--Entertainment Weekly
"[A] thought-provoking, funny, tell-it-like-it-is essay collection"--Cosmopolitan
"Union invites readers into her world with honesty, grit, and grace. A much-needed addition to the endless catalog of celebrity memoirs."
--Library Journal (starred review)