Worthy - Jada Pinkett Smith

Worthy

By Jada Pinkett Smith

  • Release Date: 2023-10-17
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 2.5
2.5
From 329 Ratings

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**Time magazine most anticipated books of 2023**

**Parade magazine must-read books by celebrities 2023**

"I went through so many emotions reading this book. Reconnecting to one's ancestors and truly feeling, not only hearing, their stories are fertile ground for true ecstatic embodiment of the self. We have to know where we've been to see where we're going." -Willow Smith

"[Smith] is candid and honest... For the first time she reveals the truth behind [the] happy images. An incredible read." -Hoda Kotb, The Today Show

A gripping, at times painfully honest, and ultimately inspirational memoir from global superstar and creator of the Red Table Talk series Jada Pinkett Smith. 

Jada Pinkett Smith was living what many would view as a fairy-tale of Hollywood success. But appearances can be deceiving, and as she felt more and more separated from her sense of self, emotional turmoil took hold. Sparing no detail, Worthy chronicles her life—from a rebellious youth running the Baltimore streets as an observer and participant in the drug trade, to the deep bond she shared with Tupac Shakur from the moment they met, to her move to Los Angeles and the successful career she built on her own terms, to becoming the wife of superstar Will Smith and mother to Jaden, Willow and bonus-mom to Trey . A rollercoaster from the depths of suicidal depression to the heights of self-acceptance and spiritual healing, Worthy is a woman’s journey to finding herself again. 

In a media driven landscape that crafts narratives for our celebrities, Smith shares herself in an intimate conversation with readers. She answers questions about her difficult childhood, her marriage, her parenting style, her career choices, and the intense scrutiny that followed “the slap.” An impactful and rare memoir that engages and educates, Worthy shows why adhering to the status quo has never been the plan for Jada Pinkett Smith and why labels and stories crafted by others strip women of their authenticity. Worthy teaches us who Jada is, and how to embrace our most lovable qualities. Complete with thought-provoking writing prompts and meditations on how to discover who we really are and nourish our self-worth.

Reviews

  • Jada or Tupac

    2
    By Missae14563
    It was really good in the beginning but after she started talking about Tupac, she didn’t stop. The book was more about him so I never finished it , it lost my interest.
  • Nope

    1
    By DivoDavid
    I don’t get it
  • Pleasantly Surprised

    5
    By Sylvie333
    I was reluctant to read this book because of my preconceived notions of who Jada was. This book helped me see her in a new light. She and Will are human even though we try to make them into so much more. I enjoyed experiencing her journey.
  • Jadas a good book

    5
    By zooooooooo2333
    The one star review people are bitter jadas a good person.
  • Read it !

    5
    By Oyantica
    I was hooked from the first pages. Sharing your story and the story of those that you love is not easy. Jada took us to a depth that only she could do. I’ve read a lot of memoirs/autobiographies and this is undoubtedly one of the best, she’s lived such a full life.
  • Timely…for ME.

    5
    By I.Am.Tash.
    With is book you have to go into with completely void of ALL the media and social media narratives that has been fed to us over the years. It’s the only way you can truly appreciate Jada in her own words. I loved that at the end of each chapter she asks questions that provoke and encourages you to analyze your own life. This book was timely for ME because I’m currently on a “journey” myself. Reading this book, I could relate to Jada in many ways. It’s like she was in therapy with me. I see her so much differently now. It goes to show that you really can’t judge someone especially solely off of what’s fed to the public via media/social media. I’m glad that Jada was brave enough to be vulnerable writing this book. It couldn’t have been easy. I salute her for doing that.
  • Worthy

    5
    By aprilflow3
    I was taken and touched by the book Worthy because in reading the spiritual narratives, I couldn’t help but think and feel the King of my heart. I lost my husband this year in the blink of the eye. I miss him so very much. He’s with me in spirit now and for that I am ever so grateful. I’m glad you have more time on Earth with the King of your heart. Thank you Jada and well done!
  • It’s was ok

    3
    By MomNWife14
    It’s was powerful in some points
  • I feel like I was on the journey with you omg this book

    5
    By Tessa review
    Omg Jada you have me looking at my spiritual journey so differently I always knew that all of the religions out there were all connected period and reading her journey with that really brought tears to my eyes because I always knew and I myself never really embraced “the traditional church “ I’ve always read more and liked at God as a Source of all that is period and that Jesus have traveled and all of the prophets were connected … Jada I have even read about plant medicine ayahuasca and have always to go on a journey to open myself to what I have been running from and keeping deep within my fears of what I have done to myself thank you for this I feel so much hope of knowing I’m worthy even after all I have done and all I have been through I hope you see this review it’s deep from my heart and the truth
  • Great read!

    5
    By Pls913
    Loved it! Jada’s book may be even better than Will’s!! She keeps it sooooo real!

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