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This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare - Gabourey Sidibe
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... show more
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. 
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780544786769 (0544786769)
ASIN: 0544786769
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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bookjunkie57
bookjunkie57 rated it
4.0 This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare
I Picked Up This Book Because: The title. It’s too funny. The Story: As I should have guessed from the title Gabourey is hilarious. Even the less than sunny aspects of her life are told with wit and style. Her experience as a half Senegalese half southern American child raised in New York City is ...
Mallory Kellogg, Chubbygirlreads
Mallory Kellogg, Chubbygirlreads rated it
4.0 This is just my face
I apparently have a lot in common with Gabourey. I, too, have crippling anxiety, depression, had bariatric surgery, recovered from an eating disorder, and went through my parents' divorce. I'm also too funny for my own good and tend to offend others with my humor. Read this book. She's THE BOMB, t...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
0.0 This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare
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