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Around the Way Girl: A Memoir (Hardback)
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Around the Way Girl: A Memoir (Hardback)

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Hardback 256 Pages / Published: 09/02/2017
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From Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner, Taraji P. Henson, comes an inspiring and funny book about family, friends, the hustle required to make it from DC to Hollywood, and the joy of living in your own truth.
With a sensibility that recalls her beloved screen characters, including Yvette, Queenie, Shug, and the iconic Cookie from Empire, yet is all Taraji, the screen actress writes of her family, the one she was born into and the one she created. She shares stories of her father, a Vietnam vet who was bowed but never broken by life's challenges, and of her mother who survived violence both in the home and on DC's volatile streets. Here too she opens up about her experiences as a single mother, a journey some saw as a burden but which she saw as a gift.
Around the Way Girl is also a classic actor's memoir in which Taraji reflects on the world-class instruction she received at Howard University and the pitfalls that come with being a black actress. With laugh-out-loud humor and candor, she shares the challenges and disappointments of the actor's journey and shows us that behind the red carpet moments, she is ever authentic. She is at heart just a girl in pursuit of her dreams.

Publisher: Atria Books
ISBN: 9781501125997
Number of pages: 256
Weight: 438 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Taraji P. Henson rips the facade off stardom and reveals a woman committed to her family and craft." * Essence Magazine, Best Books of 2016 *
"An engaging read. As much a manual on acting as it is a memoir. . . [with] plenty of inspiration for readers." * Library Journal *
"Henson's memoir is an inspiring account of overcoming adversity and a quest for self-discovery, written with vitality and enthusiasm" * Shelf Awareness *

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