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Finding Me: An Oprah's Book Club Pick

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Connecting my military PTSD from where it began during service of the nation to a meaning of unexpected importance. For young Black girls with big dreams, for people living in intense poverty without a solution to get out, for mothers, for readers struggling to find a place in the world, for so many people. I’ve never witness my father beat my mom within an inch of her life and I’ve never experienced racism on the level that Viola has for being too dark. Viola Davis, Inside Out: How she drew on a life of private hardship to become one of the greatest actors of her generation. She highlights the brutal racism she had to deal with as a child, the abuse she faced from family members, what it was like to grow up in poverty, and her deep desire to make something more out of her life.

From the extreme poverty, the intense physical and sexual abuse, and all the way to Hollywood, Viola paints a perfect image to show you and let you understand her life. not just winning an Emmy, a Tony nomination, a Golden Globe award, screen actors Guild award, a star on the Hollywood walk of fame, an Academy award for best supporting actress…. For anyone who needs reminding that a life worth living can only be born from radical honesty and the courage to shed facades and be . As an adult, when the economy crashed, I was at the mercy of my family, especially my grandmother; things could have been a lot worse without her.

I’m an artist because there’s no separation from me and every human being that has passed through the world including my mom.

Davis recounts the successes and heartbreaks of her early career in intimate detail, including a life-changing trip to Africa while at Julliard herself and her craft. This is the path I took to finding my purpose and my strength, but also to finding my voice in a world that didn't always see me. Viola shares her life story, from early childhood in true poverty in Central Falls, Rhode Island, to finding a love of acting and realizing that's what she wanted to do, to pursuing her dream and accepting herself. However, I imagine it’s hard to put together a memoir where your fans are curious about both of these elements of your life. This is my story, from a crumbling apartment in Central Falls, Rhode Island, to the stage in New York City, and beyond.I was fighting an ideology about what an actor was, and it was all born in the depth of white superiority. But when she saw Cecily Tyson on TV, she was inspired to take up acting, first succeeding in small sketches at school and later earning a college scholarship. Annalise was described as a sexual, smart, vulnerable, possibly sociopathic, highly astute, criminal defense attorney. I also love her story about her hubby, chiiiiiiile— AINT NOTHING LIKE A SOUTHERN MAN… I too, tend to lean towards them as well because they simply understand so much!

Viola could have done well in many areas, but the acting bug bit her when she saw Cicely Tyson in 'The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. This is one of my most anticipated reads, ever, because I’m such a big fan of Viola Davis, and it quickly became one of my favorite memoirs, ever.Davis takes readers throughout the course her life from her childhood up until the present moments of her career. Like many people, I discovered Viola from her incredible work on How to Get Away With Murder and have been following her work ever since.

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