Wednesday, June 28, 2017

This is Just My Face by Gabourey Sidibe

    • This is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare by Gabourey Sidibe
    • Published May 1, 2017
    • First book by author

    • The author is an Oscar-nominated actress for playing "Precious" and has played roles in "The Big C", "American Horror Story" and "Empire" on TV.
    • This is a memoir about her early years and how she got into acting.
    • Her father is from Senegal and her mother is an American singer.
    • She worked for years as a phone sex operator and has several engaging stories about that.
    • For health reasons she recently had gastric bypass surgery and she discusses that with humor as well.

    • She has a writing style that's engaging. She comes off as a down to earth person with whom you'd want to be friends.
    • I haven't seen "Precious" yet but I have seen some of her other work, including a few guest appearances on talk shows, and I am a fan. 
    • Definitely one of the better celeb memoirs I've read.
    • ★ ★ ★ ★