Gabourey Sidibe: This Is Just My Face

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Author: Gabourey Sidibe

Event name: Gabourey Sidibe: This Is Just My Face

Date: Thursday 7th June
Genesis Cinema, London
93-95 Mile End Rd, E1 4UJ

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Gabourey Sidibe, Oscar-nominated star of Precious and Empire, is in London to talk about her much anticipated memoir This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare and deliver her hilarious and perceptive truths.

Get ready for an honest depiction of Hollywood behind the glamour, and an exhilaratingly frank discussion on friendship, depression, celebrity, haters, fashion, race, and weight. There is no topic that Sidibe doesn’t refreshingly tackle with relish and humour.

Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to join Gabourey Sidibe at the Genesis Cinema for an evening of laughter and conversation, as she takes you on a whirlwind tour of her life so far.

Gabourey Sidibe will be in conversation. There will be a chaired audience Q&A during the event.

This Is Just My Face

Gabourey Sidibe

The Oscar-nominated Precious star and Empire actress delivers a much-awaited memoir which is wise, complex, smart and funny.

This Is Just My Face is the whirlwind tour of Gabourey Sidibe’s life so far. In it, we meet her polygamous father, her gifted mother who fed the family by busking on the subway, and the psychic who told her she’d one day be ‘famous like Oprah’.

Gabby shows us round the Harlem studio apartment where she grew up, relives the debilitating depression that hit her at college, and reminisces about her first ever job as a phone sex ‘talker’ (less creepy than you’d think).

With exhilaratingly honest (and often hilarious) dispatches on friendship, depression, celebrity, haters, fashion, race, and weight, This Is Just My Face will resonate with anyone who has ever felt different - and with anyone who has ever felt inspired to make a dream come true.

'Frank, funny, and insanely charming' Lena Dunham

'A read that lives up to the unforgettable attitude of its name' Glamour

'You’re the BOMB, girl!' President Barack Obama

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