Read This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare Online Free - 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. 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 story of her first job as a phone sex “talker.” And she shares her unconventional 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.”
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January 05, 2017
Gabourey Sidibe’s delightful memoir This Is Just My Face: Try Not To Stare offers a memorable look into what happens when a black girl’s dreams come true, from the inside out. From her unique childhood as the daughter of a subway singer mother and polygamous father to struggling with depression t...
August 08, 2017
As you all should know by now, my reviews are based off of emotion. If you want fancy well thought out reviews...I'm not your girl.
Ok. Now on to my review.
I love Gabby! She says that's what her friends call her and obviously we're besties now so Imma call her Gabby.
I remember being afraid to wa...
June 24, 2017
I usually do not read a whole lot of celebrity memoir-slash-essay books if the celebrity is not a writer or comedian whose work I'm familiar with. But I was so charmed by the cover and title of Gabourey Sidibe's book, and knowing a little of her backstory I thought it might be a fun read. I was v...
June 07, 2017
One of my reading goals this year was to read more nonfiction and poetry. And for some reason, reading memoirs is how that goal has manifested. This is interesting because for the longest time I have vocally declared my disdain of all things memoir/autobiography. It turns out I was wrong. I was j...
October 02, 2017
Gabourey Sidibe (Gabby) is an American actress who starred in the film 'Precious', co-starred in several seasons of the television series 'American Horror Story', and co-stars in the musical drama series 'Empire.'
Gabby was a struggling young woman trying to make ends meet when she was offered th...
May 20, 2017
Reading Gabourey Sidibe's funny, introspective, and healing reflections on her life was a pleasure. On top of reaffirming how much I adore the memoir/autobiography genre (I've been reading a lot more fiction lately to open my perspective), I learned so much about this talented young woman. Readin...
May 29, 2017
I enjoyed this book, and in a way that felt different than other celebrity autobiographies I have read.
For one, I felt like Sidibe is a lot different in real life than I expected...and also kind of not? Like, there were things she said and I would be like "oh man, that is SO me, YES!" and feel l...
June 19, 2017
Sassy and serious! Sexism, eating disorders, phone sex workers, anxiety/depression, hair issues, psychics, twitter craziness, your dad's big secret...these are just some of the subjects that make an appearance, Gabourey discusses both the high and low moments in her life with raw honesty and a sa...
July 01, 2017
Really interesting memoir. I love Gabby as an actress, but this peek into her real life shines a little light on how she became famous. If you love nonfiction, I'd recommend giving this a go.
July 18, 2017
In This Is Just My Face, Gabourey Sidibe discusses her very unusual life: parents who married only for her father's American citizenship; a father who was a polygamist; a mother who is a well-known subway singer; her battles with severe depression and eating disorders; being a phone sex operator;...