Gabourey Sidibe

GABOUREY SIDIBE
Friday, May 12th at 7:00 PM
Anderson’s Bookshop Naperville

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. 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.

EVENT DETAILS 

This special in-store event is a signing line.  Please purchase a copy of This Is Just My Face in order to join the signing line and meet Gabby!  To purchase your book, please stop into or call the Anderson's Naperville location at (630) 355-2665 or order below.

Event date: 
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Anderson's Bookshop Naperville
123 W Jefferson Ave
Naperville, IL 60540
This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780544786769
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Houghton Mifflin - May 1st, 2017

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