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Just as I Am: A Memoir

Just as I Am: A Memoir


Just as I Am: A Memoir

ratings:
5/5 (163 ratings)
Length:
16 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Jan 26, 2021
ISBN:
9780062931351
Format:
Audiobook

Editor's Note

Inspiring memoir…

Cicely Tyson’s influence on the way Black characters were (and are) portrayed in Hollywood set the stage for generations to come. During her 96 years on this earth, the entertainer, activist, and humanitarian co-created the Dance Theater of Harlem, launched an award-winning and iconic career on stage and screen, married jazz legend Miles Davis, and won the Presidential Medal of Freedom. And these are just a few of the stories of her incredible life that she shares in this inspiring memoir, narrated by Viola Davis, Robin Miles, and Tyson herself.

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“In her long and extraordinary career, Cicely Tyson has not only exceeded as an actor, she has shaped the course of history.” –President Barack Obama, 2016 Presidential Medal of Honor ceremony

"Just As I Am is my truth. It is me, plain and unvarnished, with the glitter and garland set aside. Here, I am indeed Cicely, the actress who has been blessed to grace the stage and screen for six decades. Yet I am also the church girl who once rarely spoke a word. I am the teenager who sought solace in the verses of the old hymn for which this book is named. I am a daughter and mother, a sister, and a friend. I am an observer of human nature and the dreamer of audacious dreams. I am a woman who has hurt as immeasurably as I have loved, a child of God divinely guided by His hand. And here in my ninth decade, I am a woman who, at long last, has something meaningful to say.” –Cicely Tyson

Publisher:
Released:
Jan 26, 2021
ISBN:
9780062931351
Format:
Audiobook

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  • (5/5)
    Best book I have read (listened) to all year. What a great and fulfilling life Cicely Tyson had!!
  • (5/5)
    What a excellent memoir. You never know what a person’s journey is.
  • (5/5)
    as when I started reading the book it was so relaxing and a lot better and more motivated as I know that I would as I would suggest as many friends as possible.
  • (5/5)
    Man! I want more. Only the first chapter is available. It’s intriguing to hear her story in her own words. To capture a few great Quotes’s . A book worth having on a shelf!
  • (5/5)
    Such a touching memoir. I really enjoyed listening to her life’s recollections and learned much.
  • (1/5)
    Why not the whole book?? I was 1/2 way through the audiobook and then only one chapter was available. This was a great book! I want to finish it!!!