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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

Biography

Gabourey Sidibe is an award-winning actress who shot to fame when she took the title role of Precious, based on the novel Push by Sapphire. She has since starred in American Horror Story and Empire and has recently made her directorial debut with the short film The Tale of Four. She was born in Brooklyn and raised in Harlem, New York. This Is Just My Face is her first book.