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This Is Just My Face by Gabourey Sidibe
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This Is Just My Face

by Gabourey Sidibe

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The Oscar-nominated film actress and beloved TV star Gabourey Sidibe presents the story of her unconventional life in this highly readable memoir. This Is Just My Face traces her path to stardom and contains tons of great gossip, but the most affecting part of the book may be her frank and totally open discussion about weight and race, and the assumptions that others make based on her appearance. With a voice as friendly and witty as her Instagram feed, Gabourey Sidibe pens a stunner of a book that is sure to entertain even as it asks the tough questions.

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117 ratings
  • 46% Love
  • 45% Like
  • 2% Dislike
  • Kansas City, MO

    Hilarious memoir! I loved Gabourey Sidibe’s voice and sharp wit. She covers her difficult childhood, struggles with depression, claps back at the racists and fat shamers, and details her path to fame.

  • College Park, MD

    It is very good. I highly recommend it if you are looking for an interesting and funny book to read. I wish I had read the audiobook version just to hear her say her asides and other remarks.

  • Dayton, TX

    I love Gabourey! She is funny, intelligent, and strong. I admit, I haven't seen much of her work, but after reading her book, I am now a fan and wish I could be her friend!

  • Hutchinson, PA

    I couldn't put this down!!! Gabourey stole our hearts on the screen, and she can have mine for this book. I can't stop telling people about this book!

  • Lawrence, KS

    I thought this was a well written biography. I enjoyed hearing Gabourey's life story. She touches on a lot of big topics in a very real well!

  • New York , NY

    Sidibe's voice is so engaging and personable. I was hooked from the very beginning. She held nothing back. I loved getting to know her!

  • Commerce city, CO

    Reading Gabourey finding herself and coming into her own gave such inspiration vibes. She is hilarious!

  • Readyville, TN

    Sidibe is brilliant and hilarious. I could not get enough of this book. Her story is true and lovely.

  • Boynton Beach, FL

    I read this book in less than 2 days. It gripped me @ page one and I could not stand to put it down.

  • Titusville , FL

    What an unusual childhood and early life. Love her positive attitude and I want to be her friend.

  • Seattle, WA

    Love Gabourey Sidibe! Such a distinctive voice and I really enjoyed reading this.

  • Smyrna, GA

    Gabby is totally hilarious. This book was deliciously unexpected! Must read!

  • Kansas City, MO

    Such an amazing read by such an amazing lady! ????????????????????????

  • Gillette, WY

    SASSY PANTS GABBY. What a wonderful memoir of a life thus far.

  • Clinton, MD

    This will be read to my future daughter!

  • Brooklyn , NY

    love her! loved her writing!

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