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We're Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True

We're Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True

Scris de Gabrielle Union

Povestit de Gabrielle Union


We're Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True

Scris de Gabrielle Union

Povestit de Gabrielle Union

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4.5/5 (855 evaluări)
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7 hours
Lansat:
Oct 17, 2017
ISBN:
9780062694010
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A poignant read…

This isn’t just for fans of Gabrielle Union. It's for everyone who wants to follow her on her journey from being a conflicted young black girl to blossoming into a brave, self-confident black woman. Above all, it’s a story of growth, survival, empowerment, and celebration.

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In the spirit of Amy Poehler's Yes Please, Lena Dunham's Not That Kind of Girl, and Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist, a powerful collection of essays about gender, sexuality, race, beauty, Hollywood, and what it means to be a modern woman.

One month before the release of the highly anticipated film The Birth of a Nation, actress Gabrielle Union shook the world with a vulnerable and impassioned editorial in which she urged our society to have compassion for victims of sexual violence. In the wake of rape allegations made against director and actor Nate Parker, Union—a forty-four-year-old actress who launched her career with roles in iconic '90s movies—instantly became the insightful, outspoken actress that Hollywood has been desperately awaiting. With honesty and heartbreaking wisdom, she revealed her own trauma as a victim of sexual assault: "It is for you that I am speaking. This is real. We are real."

In this moving collection of thought provoking essays infused with her unique wisdom and deep humor, Union uses that same fearlessness to tell astonishingly personal and true stories about power, color, gender, feminism, and fame. Union tackles a range of experiences, including bullying, beauty standards, and competition between women in Hollywood, growing up in white California suburbia and then spending summers with her black relatives in Nebraska, coping with crushes, puberty, and the divorce of her parents. Genuine and perceptive, Union bravely lays herself bare, uncovering a complex and courageous life of self-doubt and self-discovery with incredible poise and brutal honesty. Throughout, she compels us to be ethical and empathetic, and reminds us of the importance of confidence, self-awareness, and the power of sharing truth, laughter, and support.

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Oct 17, 2017
ISBN:
9780062694010
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  • This isn't just for fans of Gabrielle Union. It's for everyone who wants to follow her on her journey from being a conflicted young black girl to blossoming into a brave, self-confident black woman. Above all, it's a story of growth, survival, empowerment, and celebration.

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  • (4/5)
    I got this as a free promo audio download and I'm honestly not sure why I started reading it, but I really really enjoyed the book. Union is smart, interesting and insightful, not to mention funny and full of stories about life and love in Hollywood and beyond. It was like sitting around with a friend and hashing it out about family, race, work, marriage, children, and more. I'd definitely recommend it to memoir readers and readers of character-driven fiction too.I'd love to share a glass of wine with Union and hear more.
  • (4/5)
    I can't say I always agreed with what she wrote, or that I even always liked her, but this memior is open, honest, and highly readable.
  • (5/5)
    It great listening to you share your life experience and your journey. Keep living every moment and making it count
  • (5/5)
    Great book . .very funny and sad..really enjoyed it. Nicely done
  • (5/5)
    she just rocks...can l listen to her again and again
  • (4/5)
    Honest and entertaining. Made me think about colorism and how it is perceived in the us
  • (5/5)
    Great Book
    Learned A lot about Gabrielle Union loved it!!!
  • (5/5)
    Love it Gabby is defintely human as we are. She is brutally honest in this book and it is an amazing read. Thank you.
  • (5/5)
    This book spoke to me so profoundly during a time when I really needed to know I wasn’t the only one who had suffered so much loss, bullying and heartache. I cried several times but in a good way. This book is now one of my most favourite of all time.
    You have to read this book.xoxox
  • (4/5)
    The part she shares with the boys about the way they should conduct them lessons in society purely because they are black. Sad reality

    About black females in the industry and how the treatment is amongst them and also the chapter on colourism

    I overall loved her honesty, authenticity and sarcasm. She is the type of girl I could hang with. All the best in your future endeavors
  • (5/5)
    Subtle... Finished when I expected a seemingly concluding chapter... I have a feeling Gabrielle will include more details for future editions...
  • (5/5)
    what a read!! very raw yet intimate to read. Lovely.
  • (5/5)
    Awesome!!! Reminds me why I like her so much!! This book is real, humorous, and thought provoking. Made me realize some hard truths about myself.
  • (5/5)
    there were some hum drum parts but all in all I found it interesting
  • (5/5)
    Storytelling on an honest level. Enjoyed every moment. Worth a second read!
  • (5/5)
    I loved this memoir! Enjoyed her casual humor and relatable stories, and the powerful message at the end.
  • (5/5)
    I love a writer who is able to articulate themselves so well. Some parts even sounded poetic. I cried, I laughed and I healed. Thank you for being so bare and authentic.
  • (5/5)
    This book made me feel like I was Gabrielle's best friend. Love it! Love it! Love it!
  • (5/5)
    Great book! Made me love her so much more!
  • (4/5)
    its great must read, i enjoyed every chapter in the book
  • (5/5)
    I really do feel like her best friend now after listening to her book. I cried a little and laughed a lot. Great read!
  • (5/5)
    Such a great book! I loved how she was very transparent and open. It definitely gives insight how her life experiences have shaped her and her perspective. I LOVED how she touched on being black in America. A must read!
  • (5/5)
    I truly enjoyed this book. It is one those books that you can read or listen to and reminisce about your past. Yet, still appreciate the twists, turns, ups and downs of Gabrielle's story. And yes, definitely a book for your library.
  • (5/5)
    OMG the fact that i was half way through this book and already recommending it to other people, just speaks values. Yes it’s her life story, but it also teaches about life in general. She talks about serious issues that people always ignore and deep thoughts, we would never admit.
    And lastly that last chapter, really got me emotional and that last message, really hit home. Arghhh ❤️❤️❤️
    I’m so glad I listened to this book.
    Gabrielle union, you are a freaking badass!
  • (4/5)
    I love memoirs, this was just natural for me to read.

    Gabrielle Union’s voice is sweet to listen to. In this book, she shared her life story up to when she released the book.

    Tales from her childhood, neighbourhood, parents, school, acting, career and marriages. What struck was when she talked extensively on how she tried to hide her blackness and be ‘more white’ in high school. I can’t relate to it because I grew up in Lagos, Nigeria, Africa but I know that feeling of trying to hide something to fit in and be accepted.

    I can’t describe how I felt when she talked about being raped at work. People still had the temerity to ask her what she was wearing on the day it happened. Like how???

    When she mentioned being ashamed to buy feminine things like tampons, I was like ‘so, she has been there?’

    I did not enjoy the cussing in the book, she already left a warning at the beginning of the book but you just never adequately prepare for it. It’s different when you are reading it but listening to it is just ?.

    Overall, I feel if you like someone’s work you should go ahead to read their memoir. It is their story, you like them, why not?
  • (5/5)
    At first I wasn't interested in hearing about some celebrity's version of the truth, until I heard a few interviews about how REAL and authentic this piece of writing was. It was a rollercoaster ride of personal truths and emotions never truly shared by any author I've ever read. This is a must read for any book group because the roundtable discussion will be far from boring.
  • (5/5)
    This book has some really touching, heartfelt and relatable chapters. I feel like I know her so much better after this. There are some things I would have loved to know about or get more detail on, but overall it was so well written, relevant and inspiring. I see her glowing and being fearless despite it all!
  • (4/5)
    Hearing about her experience growing up black and about her mom being light skinned helped me imagine what my mixed children may have experienced.
  • (5/5)
    This was an amazing book. She was so open and honest.
  • (5/5)
    Amazing ! Simply amazing ! This book is definitely A must read !