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We're Going to Need More Wine, by Gabrielle Union

We're Going to Need More Wine, by Gabrielle Union

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In the spirit of Amy Poehler’s Yes Please, Lena Dunham’s Not That Kind of Girl, and Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist, a powerful collection of essays about gender, sexuality, race, beauty, Hollywood, and what it means to be a modern woman.

One month before the release of the highly anticipated film The Birth of a Nation, actress Gabrielle Union shook the world with a vulnerable and impassioned editorial in which she urged our society to have compassion for victims of sexual violence. In the wake of rape allegations made against director and actor Nate Parker, Union—a forty-four-year-old actress who launched her career with roles in iconic ’90s movies—instantly became the insightful, outspoken actress that Hollywood has been desperately awaiting. With honesty and heartbreaking wisdom, she revealed her own trauma as a victim of sexual assault: "It is for you that I am speaking. This is real. We are real."

In this moving collection of thought provoking essays infused with her unique wisdom and deep humor, Union uses that same fearlessness to tell astonishingly personal and true stories about power, color, gender, feminism, and fame. Union tackles a range of experiences, including bullying, beauty standards, and competition between women in Hollywood, growing up in white California suburbia and then spending summers with her black relatives in Nebraska, coping with crushes, puberty, and the divorce of her parents. Genuine and perceptive, Union bravely lays herself bare, uncovering a complex and courageous life of self-doubt and self-discovery with incredible poise and brutal honesty. Throughout, she compels us to be ethical and empathetic, and reminds us of the importance of confidence, self-awareness, and the power of sharing truth, laughter, and support.

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Kamogelo Malatsi
Work Of Art

I genuinely love reading Memoirs of people who have inspired different aspects of my life through their work or contribution to society. This book is a collection of essays tackling Gabrielle Union’s life journey. There is so much vulnerability, honesty and humour in this book that you get to connect with the real person behind the characters we know her as in most famous and successful movies and TV shows. This book reads like a conversation thus I felt as part of the conversation and the experiences shared. I love how articulate and charismatic this whole book is. It’s a quick, easy and engaging read. I rate this book an 8/10

Fortune Matenji
The road to self-discovery!

Gabrielle Union comes to show that the road to self-discovery is not an easy one but it is not an impossible one either. She shares very intimate details of all the experiences that shaped the woman she is today and why she is passionate about celebrating black excellence. In this book she goes on to share all about her family dynamics, marriage and parenting. A must read most definitely!

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