Around the Way Girl by Taraji P. Henson audiobook

Around the Way Girl: A Memoir

By Taraji P. Henson  with Denene Millner
Read by Taraji P. Henson

Simon & Schuster Audio
7.46 Hours 1
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2017 Audie Award Finalist for Autobiography/Memoir From Taraji P. Henson, Academy Award nominee, Golden Globe winner, and star of the award-winning film Hidden Figures, comes an inspiring and funny memoir—“a bona fide hit” (Essence)—about family, friends, the hustle required to make it in Hollywood, and the joy of living your own truth. With a sensibility that recalls her beloved screen characters, including Katherine, the NASA mathematician, Yvette, Queenie, Shug, and the iconic Cookie from Empire, Taraji P. Henson 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 at 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 a gift. 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 how she chipped away, with one small role after another, at Hollywood's resistance to give women, particularly women of color, meaty significant roles. 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 in this “inspiring account of overcoming adversity and a quest for self-discovery, written with vitality and enthusiasm” (Shelf Awareness).

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Summary

Summary

A 2017 Audie Award Finalist

An Essence Magazine Pick for Best Books of 2016

2017 Audie Award Finalist for Autobiography/Memoir

From Taraji P. Henson, Academy Award nominee, Golden Globe winner, and star of the award-winning film Hidden Figures, comes an inspiring and funny memoir—“a bona fide hit” (Essence)—about family, friends, the hustle required to make it in Hollywood, and the joy of living your own truth.

With a sensibility that recalls her beloved screen characters, including Katherine, the NASA mathematician, Yvette, Queenie, Shug, and the iconic Cookie from Empire, Taraji P. Henson 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 at 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 a gift.

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 how she chipped away, with one small role after another, at Hollywood's resistance to give women, particularly women of color, meaty significant roles. 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 in this “inspiring account of overcoming adversity and a quest for self-discovery, written with vitality and enthusiasm” (Shelf Awareness).

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Taraji P. Henson rips the facade off stardom and reveals a woman committed to her family and craft.” Essence
“Henson’s memoir is an inspiring account of overcoming adversity and a quest for self-discovery, written with vitality and enthusiasm.” Shelf Awareness
“An engaging read. As much a manual on acting as it is a memoir…[with] plenty of inspiration for readers.” Library Journal
“Taraji Henson reads her memoir like the performer she is, immersing listeners in her journey from the projects of Washington, DC, to her current life as an acclaimed actress who has distinguished herself in film and television…Henson delivers laughs and tears, but her overall tone is one of the encompassing warmth and gratitude she feels for the people in her life who helped her on her way. This wise, funny, and touching memoir will bring new fans to Henson’s work. AudioFile

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Author Bio: Taraji P. Henson

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 7.46
Audience: Adult
Language: English