Around the Way Girl

Around the Way Girl

A Memoir

Book - 2016
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Baker & Taylor
The Academy Award nominee, Golden Globe winner and star of the hit show Empire recalls her beloved screen characters while tracing the story of her life and career, sharing coverage of such topics as her father's Vietnam service, her rise from the violence of the streets of Washington, D.C., and her experiences as a single mother.

Baker
& Taylor

The star of the hit show "Empire" recalls her beloved screen characters while tracing the story of her life and career, discussing her father's Vietnam service, her rise from the violence of the streets of Washington D.C., and her experiences as a singlemother.

Simon and Schuster
From Academy Award nominee, Golden Globe winner, and star of the motion picture Hidden Figures, Taraji P. Henson, comes an inspiring and funny book about family, friends, the hustle required to make it from DC to Hollywood, and the joy of living in your own truth.

With a sensibility that recalls her beloved screen characters, including NASA physicist mathematician Katherine G. Johnson, Yvette, Queenie, Shug, and the iconic Cookie from Empire, yet is all Taraji, the screen actress 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 in the 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 the pitfalls that come with being a black actress. 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.

Publisher: New York : 37 Ink/Atria, c2016
Edition: 1st 37 InkAtria Books hardcover ed
ISBN: 9781501125997
Branch Call Number: BIO Henson HEN
Characteristics: vii, 243 p., [16] p. of plates :,ill. (chiefly col.), col. ports. ;,24 cm.
Additional Contributors: Millner, Denene

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Feb 12, 2018

Loved reading about her amazing determination to make it! And girl you did good!

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