This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare by Gabourey Sidibe

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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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Roxane rated it ★★★★☆

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...

Erin rated it ★★★★★

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...

Jessica rated it ★★★★☆

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...

Valerie rated it ★★★★☆

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...

Ebony rated it ★★★★★

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...

Janine rated it ★★★★☆

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...

Melissa rated it ★★★★☆

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...

Gerard rated it ★★★★☆

April 29, 2017

"And she's telling you she's not going...." Dreamgirls' Effie White character can best sum up who actress Gabourey Sidibe is. Smart, talented, and beautiful, she is well aware of her plus size status and is unapologetic about it. She just doesn't need you to be rude about it. From her star making d...

Smoran8m rated it ★★★★☆

June 21, 2017

Yes, yes, yes, yes yes. First, memoirs should always be listened to in audio with the author reading them. Audio format at its best. And Gabourey (rhymes with cabaret) is perfect at this. She talks to "you" the reader and at first it is formal, but after sharing her innermost thoughts and secrets...

Cindy rated it ★★★★☆

June 24, 2017

Wow! What an engaging, delightful, surprising read- I devoured this book in a day, that is how enjoyable this book was. Gabourey (NOT GABBY!) Sidibe is best known for her roles in Precious, The Big C, Empire etc. I first saw her when she starred in Precious and then after in Empire. I wouldn't c...

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