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The Resource This is just my face : try not to stare, Gabourey Sidibe

This is just my face : try not to stare, Gabourey Sidibe

Label
This is just my face : try not to stare
Title
This is just my face
Title remainder
try not to stare
Statement of responsibility
Gabourey Sidibe
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
Summary
Oscar-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe starred in Precious and now has a role in the popular television show Empire, but this book is really about Sidibe herself rather than her accomplishments on screen. Raised by a subway singer and a polygamous father, she is open about her sometimes strained relationships with her parents, the expectations her family had of her when she met with some success, and even her embarrassing fanfiction writing. Read it for a well-written biography of a confident, insightful young woman -- who just happens to be a star. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10561828
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sidibe, Gabourey
Dewey number
  • 791.43028092
  • 920
Illustrations
photographs
Index
no index present
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810
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sidibe, Gabourey
  • Performing arts
  • Actors
  • African American actresses
Target audience
general
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
try not to stare
Label
This is just my face : try not to stare, Gabourey Sidibe
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Claw-foot tub and mermaid tail -- Virgin fo' life -- Why you shouldn't marry for a green card -- A psychic told me so -- #blackgirlmagic -- Make a wish -- Parade of ugly -- A door of one's own -- Obituary -- Gabourey, but you can call me gabby -- Myob: mind your own body -- Twelve sixty-six -- Is this a date? -- Another psychic told me so -- Head of household -- Senegalese crown -- Will I still be beautiful when I'm not fat? -- Next
Control code
000059636081
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9780544786769
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016054403
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)953709841
Label
This is just my face : try not to stare, Gabourey Sidibe
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Claw-foot tub and mermaid tail -- Virgin fo' life -- Why you shouldn't marry for a green card -- A psychic told me so -- #blackgirlmagic -- Make a wish -- Parade of ugly -- A door of one's own -- Obituary -- Gabourey, but you can call me gabby -- Myob: mind your own body -- Twelve sixty-six -- Is this a date? -- Another psychic told me so -- Head of household -- Senegalese crown -- Will I still be beautiful when I'm not fat? -- Next
Control code
000059636081
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9780544786769
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016054403
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)953709841

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