Finding Me - Viola Davis

Finding Me

By Viola Davis

  • Release Date: 2022-04-26
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 875 Ratings

Description

OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • A HARPERS BAZAAR BEST BOOK OF 2022 • A PARADE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK • A MARIE CLAIRE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOK

“It’s clear from the first page that Davis is going to serve a more intimate, unpolished account than is typical of the average (often ghost-written) celebrity memoir; Finding Me reads like Davis is sitting you down for a one-on-one conversation about her life, warts and all.”—USA Today

“[A] fulfilling narrative of struggle and success….Her gorgeous storytelling will inspire anyone wishing to shed old labels.”—Los Angeles Times

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.

Reviews

  • Couldn’t put it down

    5
    By s.i. do
    Devastatingly beautiful. Such heartbreaking, horrific stories. The journey was so amazing and inspiring, I didn’t want it to end!
  • Fantastic Read

    5
    By My Superpower
    Absolutely loved this book!! Viola is one of my favorite female actresses!! You certainly do have it...keep pushing your way through!!
  • Loved it!!

    5
    By Dick11111112367357965
    Inspiring for anyone fights with self-doubt or past traumas. Great book for up and coming artist such as myself. See you soon V!
  • Brave

    5
    By Lola&Rocco
    Viola’s bravery in writing this left me in awe. Even the writing is real; as if I was with her in one of those soulful conversations with someone you trust. No over-constructed narrative. Although one never reaches the end of one’s journey (except when we leave the physical world…), this memoir reads like the culmination of an important phase of jer journey.
  • Finding Me

    5
    By YayaNetski
    Viola Davis- what a life story! It’s amazing the the trials she went through to become the amazing person she is today. Well written and inspiring.
  • Finding Me

    5
    By SPomposo
    Brutally honest
  • Truly touching.

    5
    By Anna Nichele
    This story moved me and honestly just made my admiration & love for Viola stronger. Must read.
  • A story of love and resilience

    5
    By MysteryReels
    Absolutely beautiful. Heartbreaking. A story of triumph, she weaves all of her experiences to find a deeper sense of purpose. Best biography I’ve read all year.
  • Inspiring!!

    5
    By chioma//
    I’m not someone who reads a lot but this book immediately captivated me and it took me on a journey! Super proud of Viola and her progress, she’s an amazing actor. I’ve learned so much from her about self confidence and loads more just from reading this.
  • Wow

    5
    By strzreve
    I’ve been crying for 10 minutes after finishing. Not to mention wheat I cried throughout the book. Wow, just wow. Thank you.

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