Porsha Williams, entrepreneur and one of today’s most recognizable media personalities, opens up about family, faith, fame, and becoming an agent for change.
Porsha Williams is a remarkable voice in the television and podcast communities. In The Pursuit of Porsha, she takes readers on a deeply personal journey as she searches for happiness and self-acceptance, giving fans a first-hand look into the defining moments of her life that have not been captured on-screen or in the press.
Charged with candor, vulnerability, and the sharp wit Porsha is known and loved for, The Pursuit of Porsha brings readers back to the beginning and along her path of self-reflection and discovery. She details her upbringing as the granddaughter of civil rights activist Hosea Williams and her painful recollections of childhood bullying and gives readers a look at her search for love and her journey into the spotlight. Porsha shares every moment that has tried–and restored –her faith, over and over again.
Through it all, Porsha proves that she is more than a soundbite, headline, or rumor. She is an empowering role model to black women and an icon for women everywhere. In The Pursuit of Porsha, readers will see Porsha as they have never seen her before.
Real Housewives of Atlanta star Williams puts the "real" in reality with her inspiring debut, a chronicle of the ups and downs that led to her success as a TV producer and reality show fan-favorite. Kicking things off snarkily, she writes that to protect "other people whom I've met and would rather forget, some names have been changed. Others have been erased." Though this sets up readers for a juicy tell-all, what follows is an affecting and intimate look at the resilient woman beneath the glamour. While she sets the record straight on some Housewives drama including her "Miss America" scuffle with castmate Kenya Moore (whom she leaves unnamed) her story finds gravitas in its candid take on overcoming childhood depression, a public divorce that left her temporarily homeless, and her overwhelming desire to have a baby with a man who, she writes, "seemed detached from the pregnancy and detached from me." The granddaughter of a prominent civil rights activist, she also shares how George Floyd's murder "woke up a birthright inside of me" and led her to become a champion of the Black Lives Matter movement. Fans will find much to love (and a few people to dislike, too). Agent: Tess Callero, Europa Content.