This Is Just My Face by Gabourey Sidibe

This Is Just My Face

By Gabourey Sidibe

  • Release Date: 2017-05-01
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 51 Ratings
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The Oscar-nominated Precious star and Empire actress delivers a much-awaited memoir—wise, complex, smart, funny—a version of the American experience different from anything we’ve read

Gabourey Sidibe—“Gabby” to her legion of fans—skyrocketed to international fame in 2009 when she played the leading role in Lee Daniels’s acclaimed movie Precious. In This Is Just My Face, she shares a one-of-a-kind life story in a voice as fresh and challenging as many of the unique characters she’s played onscreen. With full-throttle honesty, Sidibe paints her Bed-Stuy/Harlem family life with a polygamous father and a gifted mother who supports her two children by singing in the subway. Sidibe tells the engrossing, inspiring story of her first job as a phone sex “talker.” And she shares her unconventional (of course!) rise to fame as a movie star, alongside “a superstar cast of rich people who lived in mansions and had their own private islands and amazing careers while I lived in my mom's apartment.” 
Sidibe’s memoir hits hard with self-knowing dispatches on friendship, depression, celebrity, haters, fashion, race, and weight (“If I could just get the world to see me the way I see myself,” she writes, “would my body still be a thing you walked away thinking about?”). Irreverent, hilarious, and untraditional, This Is Just My Face will resonate with anyone who has ever felt different, and with anyone who has ever felt inspired to make a dream come true. 


  • A new fav!!!

    By AiryYann
    Love this book. She shares so much and I feel like I relate to so many things. I find my self sitting around laughing. Good read!!!!!
  • Relatable.

    By muhriyahhh
    Gabourey did a great job with taking us readers on her journey, which is nothing short of amazing. I loved it and recommend it to everyone.
  • Amazing

    By Justine6589
    Gabourey tells the story of her life but not in your typical way. This book is filled with gut busting laughs as well as moments of tears. Gabby takes you on her journey in what appears to be an honest and raw manner. You close this book feeling inspired and hopeful because she has a way of making you see even your own misfortunes as opportunities. Well done. Please read.
  • the TRUE QUEEN

    By Kirbana
    i truly didn't know how funny Gabourey was until i got my paws on this iBook. One of my favourite books, hands down! She keeps it real (funny!) and just reminds me, as an aspiring actress, to follow your gut. i love her bright personality. we need more people like her in this world! Carry on QUEEN...
  • Katbirdlives

    By Fredricka52
    an extraordinary woman, an inspiring story, a rowdy uplifting sense of humor, Gabourey speaks her truth with courage and grace.
  • Amazing!

    By da1TruQueen
    I appreciate Gabby so much for this book. Thank you Gabby!
  • Just one look

    By tiger lily15467
    Just one look gave me chills After that I stoped paying my bills The woman's looks gave me a scare I could just buy this book and give it a tear - tiger lily 🐯