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This is just my face: try not to stare

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Pub. Date:
2017.
Language:
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Lexile measure:
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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 read Gabourey Sidibe--"Gabby" to her legion of fans--skyrocketed to international fame in 2009 when she played the leading role in Lee Daniels's 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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9780544786769
9780544786905
Lexile measure:
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Full title this is just my face try not to stare
Author sidibe gabourey
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-19 23:33:41PM
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subject_facet Actors -- United States -- Biography, Sidibe, Gabourey
title_display This is just my face : try not to stare
title_full This Is Just My Face Try Not to Stare, This is just my face : try not to stare / Gabourey Sidibe
title_short This is just my face :
title_sub try not to stare
topic_facet Actors, Biography & Autobiography, Nonfiction, Performing Arts, Sidibe, Gabourey