Gabourey Sidibe Pens Memoir — This Is Just My Face: Try Not To Stare
Gabourey Sidibe has not only dropped some weight, but she’s penned a memoir. The Empire star decided to write a book about her life and dished on some very private things her fans don’t know about her.
In the book This Is Just My Face: Try Not To Stare, she talks about friendships, battling depression, celebrities, haters, fashion, race and of course weight.
Peep the synopsis of her book below:
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.
I have to say one thing, Gabby definitely went against all odds. For her to come into an industry which says you have to look a certain way and be a certain size, she made her way through.
Despite all the haters and naysayers, she came from a very daring role and managed to veer off into a different side of the industry as well. Instead of people always trying to throw darts at her, they should look at her as an inspiration.
One thing I admire most about Gabby is her ability to shake the haters and keep it moving. She still repped for the fluffy sisters on the red carpet, won awards and is doing the damn thing. I can’t wait to see what else she has going on.
Gabby’s new book This Is Just My Face: Try Not To Stare is set to drop on May 1st. Will you be picking up a copy?
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