Why I love it
With We’re Going to Need More Wine, the talented, superbly cool actress Gabrielle Union gets real in a collection of true-life tales that is as wise as it is unfiltered. Beginning with her childhood in a predominantly white Californian suburb, Union takes us through the mishaps and triumphs of a bright career, from cagily finding success in Hollywood to overcoming professional disappointment to assuming—and excelling at—a role as an advocate for victims of sexual abuse. Heroic and hilarious, Union’s voice rings true whether she’s recounting an impromptu party thrown by Prince or describing the importance of mentoring young black actresses. Pour one out for us, please.