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This is just my face - Gabourey Sidibe

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Title
This is just my face - try not to stare
Author
Gabourey Sidibe
format
Hardback
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20170501

TheOscar-nominatedPreciousstar andEmpireactress delivers amuch-awaitedmemoir-wise, complex,smart, funny-aversion of the American experience different from anything we've read

Gabourey Sidibe-"Gabby" to herlegion offans-skyrocketed to international fame in 2009 when she played the leading role in Lee Daniels's acclaimedmoviePrecious.InThis Is Just My Face,she shares a one-of-a-kind life story in a voice asfreshandchallengingas many of the unique characters she's played onscreen.With full-throttle honesty,Sidibepaints her Bed-Stuy/Harlemfamily life with a polygamous fatherand a gifted mother who supports her two children by singing in the subway. Sidibetellsthe engrossing,inspiringstoryofherfirst 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 memoirhits hard withself-knowingdispatchesonfriendship, depression, celebrity, haters, fashion, race, and weight ("IfI 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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GABOUREY SIDIBE is an award-winning actress who is best known for the title role of Precious, based on the novel Push by Sapphire.She has since starred asQueenie in FX'sAmerican Horror Story:CovenandDenise inDifficult People,andcan currently be seen as Becky on Fox's smash hit sensationEmpire.This Is Just My Face is her first book.

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Actors - United States - Biography.
Country of Publication
Massachusetts
Number of Pages
246

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