This Is Just My Face

by Gabourey Sidibe

Why I love it

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. ...

Member thoughts

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  • Nicole L.

    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. "

  • Megan A.

    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."

  • Sarah A.

    Brooklyn , NY

    "love her! loved her writing! "

  • Lindsey V.

    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!"

  • Cattyana M.

    Cincinnati , OH

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

  • Raymond W.

    Hyattsville, 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."

  • Lucy R.

    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! "

  • Jamie M.

    Gillette, WY

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

  • Evon W.

    Clinton, MD

    "This will be read to my future daughter!"

  • Amye D.

    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!"

  • Emily M.

    Duluth, MN

    "Picked up steam in the 2nd half for sure! "