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Finding Me: A Memoir

Finding Me: A Memoir

Written by Viola Davis

Narrated by Viola Davis


Finding Me: A Memoir

Written by Viola Davis

Narrated by Viola Davis

ratings:
5/5 (322 ratings)
Length:
9 hours
Publisher:
Released:
Apr 26, 2022
ISBN:
9780063037342
Format:
Audiobook

Editor's Note

Dedication…

“It’s an eenie, meenie, miny, mo game of luck, relationships, chance, how long you’ve been out there, and sometimes talent,” says Davis when pressed to describe her professional triumphs. While the Oscar and Tony winner remains modest, her emotional memoir chronicling her journey from growing up in a rat-infested apartment to Julliard and beyond is an uplifting story of hard work and dedication.

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Narrated by Viola Davis

In my book, you will meet a little girl named Viola who ran from her past until she made a life-changing decision to stop running forever.

This is my story, from a crumbling apartment in Central Falls, Rhode Island, to the stage in New York City, and beyond. This is the path I took to finding my purpose but also my voice in a world that didn’t always see me.

As I wrote Finding Me, my eyes were open to the truth of how our stories are often not given close examination. We are forced to reinvent them to fit into a crazy, competitive, judgmental world. So I wrote this for anyone running through life untethered, desperate and clawing their way through murky memories, trying to get to some form of self-love. 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 . . . you.

Finding Me is a deep reflection, a promise, and a love letter of sorts to self. My hope is that my story will inspire you to light up your own life with creative expression and rediscover who you were before the world put a label on you.

Publisher:
Released:
Apr 26, 2022
ISBN:
9780063037342
Format:
Audiobook

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  • (5/5)

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    Every word was an awakening of self. Thank you for your vulnerability.

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  • (5/5)
    Simply loved it. The bravery to share such events and yet to feel the love and forgiveness for all she had to endure Is so inspiring.
  • (5/5)
    I cried and laughed and cried and laughed through it all. Thank you Viola Davis for sharing your story with the world.
  • (5/5)
    Such an incredible book! Sou brasileira e esse livro foi uma das histórias mais extraordinárias que já li. Chorei inúmeras vezes. Nenhum ser humano deveria ter essa trajetória, mas Viola teve. Sobreviveu, superou e teve a gentileza e a grandeza de compartilhar com o mundo. Meu muito obrigada!
  • (5/5)
    AWESOME…..So glad you told your story that so many black women own and have buried.
  • (5/5)
    Nice, sweet, raw, honest, heart-warming.... shedding a personal light on luck, trust, hard work but mostly on the privileges and racial inequalities still underlying in our nowadays society