This Is Just My Face

  • by Gabourey Sidibe
  • Narrated by Gabourey Sidibe
  • 6 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Oscar-nominated Precious star and Empire actress delivers a much-awaited memoir - wise, complex, smart, funny - a version of the American experience different from anything we've heard.
Gabourey Sidibe - "Gabby" to her legion of fans - skyrocketed to international fame in 2009 when she played the leading role in Lee Daniels' acclaimed movie Precious. In This Is Just My Face, she shares a one-of-a-kind life story in a voice as fresh and challenging as many of the unique characters she's played onscreen. With full-throttle honesty, Sidibe paints her Bed-Stuy/Harlem family life with a polygamous father and a gifted mother who supports her two children by singing in the subway. Sidibe tells the engrossing, inspiring story of her first 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 memoir hits hard with self-knowing dispatches on friendship, depression, celebrity, haters, fashion, race, and weight ("If I 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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I freaking loved it!

She and I couldn't be more different. And at the same time so alike.. She is my best friend in my head.
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- JENNIFER DILBECK

Gabourey Sidibe

"For by letting our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same." What a beautiful, honest, fun, witty, confident, and interesting story! I loved every minute of this book. Amazing performance too. Congrats Gabourey! Thanks for letting your light shine so brightly.
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- Lavern

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-01-2017
  • Publisher: Audible Studios