Gabourey Sidibe is an award-winning actress who is best known for the title role of Precious, based on the novel Push by Sapphire. Gabourey was born in Brooklyn and raised in Harlem, New York. This Is Just My Face is her first book.
This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare paints Gabourey’s unique story in a voice laden with rectitude and sparkle. She starts with her Harlem family life with a polygamous father and a talented mother who supported her two children by singing in the subway. Her unique story – from her first job as a phone sex ‘talker’ to her landing the title role of Precious is inspiring and gripping.
This book memoir is a gift you would want to give to your daughter, son, friends .. actually just everyone you know. It made it to one of Glamour’s “Best Books to Read in 2017”
“I could lose weight. That is a fact. But I am dope at any and every size. I am smart. I am funny. I am talented. I am gorgeous. I am black. I am fat. Sometimes I’m a bitch. At all times, I am a bad bitch. (The word bitch is pretty confusing, right?)”
This book is not your run of the mill memoir. It’s deep, it’s honest, it’s revealing, it’s funny and it’s just brilliant!