Finding Me

A Memoir

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Publisher Description

OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • A HARPERS BAZAAR BEST BOOK OF 2022 • A PARADE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK • A MARIE CLAIRE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK

“It’s clear from the first page that Davis is going to serve a more intimate, unpolished account than is typical of the average (often ghost-written) celebrity memoir; Finding Me reads like Davis is sitting you down for a one-on-one conversation about her life, warts and all.”—USA Today

“[A] fulfilling narrative of struggle and success….Her gorgeous storytelling will inspire anyone wishing to shed old labels.”—Los Angeles Times

In my book, you will meet a little girl named Viola who ran from her past until she made a life-changing decision to stop running forever.

This is my story, from a crumbling apartment in Central Falls, Rhode Island, to the stage in New York City, and beyond. This is the path I took to finding my purpose but also my voice in a world that didn’t always see me.

As I wrote Finding Me, my eyes were open to the truth of how our stories are often not given close examination. We are forced to reinvent them to fit into a crazy, competitive, judgmental world. So I wrote this for anyone running through life untethered, desperate and clawing their way through murky memories, trying to get to some form of self-love. For anyone who needs reminding that a life worth living can only be born from radical honesty and the courage to shed facades and be . . . you.

Finding Me is a deep reflection, a promise, and a love letter of sorts to self. My hope is that my story will inspire you to light up your own life with creative expression and rediscover who you were before the world put a label on you.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
RELEASED
2022
April 26
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
304
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperOne
SELLER
Harper Collins Canada Limited
SIZE
10.3
MB

Customer Reviews

MaryJolie614 ,

I like this book!

I like this book and everything that Viola Davis does. She is a person that is truly is an inspiration as she comes from a poor family and has been able to become an accomplished acclaimed actress. What stands her from the crowd is that she understands her profession. She knows the impact a dark skin actress can have in a role that society tries to box into a stereotype. She is gifted and clever in using her influence to change the narrative of dark black skin women on screen. She shows their vulnerability as women on screen and enhances their complexities in their character on film and television. I can’t wait to see what she will do next!

moxiegrrl ,

A captivating and worthy read!!!

This is an absolutely heart-wrenching read about Viola Davis’ life and all that has shaped her to become among one of the best actors on stage, tv and film. This is an honest memoir of Ms. Davis’ rise from obscurity to international acclaim. The author shares the brutality of her early experiences in life and how she constructively channeled her emotions and early experiences into her acting, using these experiences as fuel for the characters she’d played. Well written, this book takes the reader on Viola’s journey from her harrowing early years to her success, both personally and professionally. A highly recommended read!!!

van saint ,

Simply compelling

This is a must read about survival

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