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Around the Way Girl: A Memoir

Around the Way Girl: A Memoir


Around the Way Girl: A Memoir

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5/5 (293 avaliações)
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7 horas
Lançado em:
Oct 11, 2016
ISBN:
9781508229179
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Descrição

Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson reads her 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.
Lançado em:
Oct 11, 2016
ISBN:
9781508229179
Formato:
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Sobre o autor

Born and raised in Washington, DC, Taraji P. Henson graduated from Howard University. She earned a Golden Globe for her role as Cookie in Empire, an Academy Award Nomination for Best Supporting Actress opposite Brad Pitt in David Fincher’s The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, and was a 2011 Emmy nominee for Best Actress in a Movie or Miniseries for Lifetime’s Taken From Me. She also won the 2014 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Detective Joss Carter in CBS’s Person of Interest. Henson made her singing debut in Hustle & Flow and performed the Academy Award-winning song “It’s Hard Out Here For a Pimp” on the Oscar telecast. She currently resides in Los Angeles with her son and has a strong dedication to helping disabled and less fortunate children. Follow her on Twitter @TheRealTaraji.


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  • (5/5)
    This is a great story about Taraji climbing her way up to success. It is an example of the hard work it takes and the faith one must have to achieve one's dreams.
  • (5/5)
    Love her energy and her perspective! Need to go back and watch some of her movies that I have missed.
  • (5/5)
    This book was powerful, inspiring and encouraging especially for women of color!
  • (5/5)
    I loved it! I want to listen to it again!
  • (5/5)
    I loved the fact that the author herself was the one narrating the book, it made it 10x more personal, loved the book it’s amazing
  • (5/5)
    Real and Raw. Awesome and eye opening look into Taraji's life from a small child until now.?
  • (5/5)
    Seeing how she pulled herself up from nothing was awesome motivation! #powerofthehustle
  • (5/5)
    Taraji is amazing, always has been & always will be—I loved getting an inside view of her life & where she’s from & how she came be the sensational & legendary artist she is! Definitely will recommend!
  • (5/5)
    Direct. Dynamic. Diplomatic. Dishy. Would Like To Meet Her Face 2 Face.
  • (5/5)
    loved it! She is so inspirational ❤️ she give me what i need to continue on my journey and follow my dream
  • (5/5)
    totally relatable for an average young and hardworking entrepreneur like myself. Thank you Taraji for being you. I love you just the way you are for all that you've been through and have become. You are my heroin ?
  • (5/5)
    I felt like I was listening to a friend the whole time. I learned more about Taraji as she shared her experiences of life. She is amazing!
  • (5/5)
    This book was so real, raw and unapologetic. It was the truth and inspiring. I cried, I laughed, and was empowered to live my truth. Definitely one of my favorite books.
  • (5/5)
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book from start to finish! What I loved most about this memoir is how openly and honestly Taraji relived her experiences with us. You literally feel like she’s the girl from around the way!
  • (5/5)
    I really love this she's one of my favorite actresses ?
  • (5/5)
    I loved the way Taraji chose to tell her story---her way and with the candidness that we all love her for. ?
  • (4/5)
    Taraji’s voice impression of her dad. I liked that she gave an easy to visualize narrative.
  • (5/5)
    She is raw, real and Beautiful! This was a great book.
  • (4/5)
    Really enjoyed it :) It's a great book, Taraji P Henson writes my just about the industry, but about a lot of important issues
  • (5/5)
    Absolutely amazing story and an amazing woman.
    I loved it
  • (5/5)
    Excellent what a great read I will refer this book to family and friends
  • (5/5)
    This was such a great book, and better listening to the author read the book!
  • (5/5)
    This book was Magnificent !!! A must read !! !
  • (5/5)
    Such an amazing story. I highly recommend this book especially if you are in the entertainment industry on any level. This is an inspiration!
  • (5/5)
    Captivating story, brought to life in a way no other than Taraji could!
  • (5/5)
    This book was a pleasure to read. Taraji truly opened up the doors to her heart, soul, & spirit.
  • (5/5)
    Oh Taraji! She's just as good a writer/story-teller as she is an actress. This book is by far the best autobiography I have read and that's based on the content as well as the writing style. Really loved it.
  • (5/5)
    Taraji P Henson is an amazing person! That’s a simple description but sometimes some people have so much beauty that you don’t need to complicate it! Loved it!!!!!
  • (5/5)
    This was definitely an insight into our African American community. Exhibiting the strength and preservance that we must have while navigating in this would. IT was enriching to get a glimpse into Henson's world from childhood throughout her adult life and career. Often times there is the stigma that African Americans are born into poverty however, Taraji illustrated the progression of the Black community in whole during those times. How family units and that despite being raised in a single-family home we too can rise. Her relationship with her parents had personal connection with me (and so many I presume) and has lifted my lids for new found perspective.
    Exceptional - Thank you ...

    I want MORE!
  • (5/5)

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    Last night I finished listening to this book. When I tell you, it has definitely left me with a different outlook on life, I mean it. I laughed and I cried. This woman is REAL. When she spoke about the characters she's played, it gave me a new outlook on them. She has not let anything that has happened to her in her life deter her. Today I plan on watching season 1 of Empire now that I have a better understanding of Cookie. Thank you @tarajiphenson for sharing your story. As a single mother listening to your story, I have been inspired to keep pushing forward and to not let my current situation keep me down. Thank you so much. All women need to read or listen to this book. I need to invest in an actual physical copy of it. I have an even greater respect for you and higher level of admiration. Some things are just right on time, and your story was one for me.

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