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Publisher Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work

Named a Best Book of the Year by The Root

Chosen by Emma Straub as a Best New Celebrity Memoir

“A book of essays as raw and honest as anyone has ever produced.” — Lena Dunham, Lenny Letter

In the spirit of Amy Poehler’s Yes Please, Lena Dunham’s Not That Kind of Girl, and Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist, a powerful collection of essays about gender, sexuality, race, beauty, Hollywood, and what it means to be a modern woman.

One month before the release of the highly anticipated film The Birth of a Nation, actress Gabrielle Union shook the world with a vulnerable and impassioned editorial in which she urged our society to have compassion for victims of sexual violence. In the wake of rape allegations made against director and actor Nate Parker, Union—a forty-four-year-old actress who launched her career with roles in iconic ’90s movies—instantly became the insightful, outspoken actress that Hollywood has been desperately awaiting. With honesty and heartbreaking wisdom, she revealed her own trauma as a victim of sexual assault: "It is for you that I am speaking. This is real. We are real."

In this moving collection of thought provoking essays infused with her unique wisdom and deep humor, Union uses that same fearlessness to tell astonishingly personal and true stories about power, color, gender, feminism, and fame. Union tackles a range of experiences, including bullying, beauty standards, and competition between women in Hollywood, growing up in white California suburbia and then spending summers with her black relatives in Nebraska, coping with crushes, puberty, and the divorce of her parents. Genuine and perceptive, Union bravely lays herself bare, uncovering a complex and courageous life of self-doubt and self-discovery with incredible poise and brutal honesty. Throughout, she compels us to be ethical and empathetic, and reminds us of the importance of confidence, self-awareness, and the power of sharing truth, laughter, and support.

GENRE
Biographies & Memoirs
NARRATOR
GU
Gabrielle Union
LENGTH
07:48
hr min
RELEASED
2017
October 17
PUBLISHER
HarperAudio
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
324.4
MB

Customer Reviews

Blushandpearls ,

Everyone should read this

It’s so real, candid, and relatable!!!

__xoprettyren ,

We’re going to need more than just wine lol

This book is AMAZING! I’m already 10 chapters away from finishing the book. It’s not sugarcoated & she talks about living or changing your characteristics to match what society labeled as Perfect. Not liking your natural hair, changing your complexion, being rape etc. it’s a great read! Thank you for sharing with us🙌

NiceMotown ,

Thoroughly enjoyable

I read it with wide-eyed wonder. Very candid, quick witted humor, and shocking details are shared throughout this book. I admire Gabrielle Union and am very happy that she wrote this book. There are a lot of gems of wisdom and insight that can be empowering to women.

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