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Hardback 432 Pages
Published: 09/11/2021
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Tracing the incredible career of one of the biggest music and film stars of all time, Will Smith's inspirational memoir also homes in on the emotional toll that stardom can exact and provides sound advice to all those who think they have mastered life only to find themselves unfulfilled.

One of the most dynamic  and globally recognized entertainment forces of our time opens up fully about his life, in a brave and inspiring book that traces his learning curve to a place where outer success, inner happiness, and human connection are aligned. Along the way, Will tells the story in full of one of the most amazing rides through the worlds of music and film that anyone has ever had.

Will Smith's transformation from a fearful child in a tense West Philadelphia home to one of the biggest pop stars of his era and then one of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood history, with a string of box office successes that will likely never be broken, is an epic tale of inner transformation and outer triumph, and Will tells it astonishingly well. But it's only half the story.

Will Smith thought, with good reason, that he had won at life: not only was his own success unparalleled, his whole family was at the pinnacle of the entertainment world. Only they didn't see it that way: they felt more like star performers in his circus, a seven-days-a-week job they hadn't signed up for. It turned out Will Smith's education wasn't nearly over.

This memoir is the product of a profound journey of self-knowledge, a reckoning with all that your will can get you and all that it can leave behind. Written with the help of Mark Manson, author of the multi-million-copy bestseller The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck, Will is the story of how one exceptional man mastered his own emotions, written in a way that can help everyone else do the same. Few of us will know the pressure of performing on the world's biggest stages for the highest of stakes, but we can all understand that the fuel that works for one stage of our journey might have to be changed if we want to make it all the way home. The combination of genuine wisdom of universal value and a life story that is preposterously entertaining, even astonishing, puts Will the book, like its author, in a category by itself.

It's easy to maneuver the material world once you have conquered your own mind. I believe that. Once you've learned the terrain of your own mind, every experience, every emotion, every circumstance, whether positive or negative, simply propels you forward, to greater growth and greater experience. That is true will. To move forward in spite of anything. And to move forward in a way that brings others with you, rather than leave them behind. - Will Smith

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9781529124156
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 733 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 40 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Raw, comedic, inspirational. - GQ

If you read one book this year, make it this one - Jay Shetty

A wild ride - New York Times

Bracingly honest, vivid and compelling [...] how an average talent became the biggest movie star in the world - The Times

Brilliant - Telegraph

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“Fantastic! Highly recommend ❤️”

Beautiful, moving and emotional book. I’ve been a fan of Will smiths all my life and this was just such a great read and made me admire him even more! Great job will. Your incredible!

Hardback edition
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“Will Smith, Superstar in his own lifetime!?”

As much as I wanted to read this book, I just knew it was going to be truly magnificent hearing it from the author’s mouth.
An incredibly honest, self-aggrandising autobiography that is both hilarious as it is... More

Hardback edition
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“What a life!”

I actually really enjoyed the audiobook at the beginning until at least halfway through it however I was surprised at how my feelings about the book changed by the end of it. To get it out of the way, I was excited... More

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