On Sale: October 11, 2016
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From Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner, Taraji
P. Henson, comes an 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
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.
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