This Is Just My Face - Gabourey Sidibe

This Is Just My Face

By Gabourey Sidibe

  • Release Date: 2018-05-01
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 4.5
From 61 Ratings


“Gabourey Sidibe’s delightful memoir offers a memorable look into what happens when a black girl’s dreams come true, from the inside out. Sidibe is fearless, incredibly funny, and gorgeously open. What she offers of herself in these pages is a gift.”—Roxane Gay
In This Is Just My Face, Gabourey Sidibe—the “gives-zero-effs queen of Hollywood AND perceptive best friend in your head” (Lena Dunham)—paints her unconventional rise to fame with full-throttle honesty. Sidibe tells engrossing, inspiring stories about her Bed-Stuy/Harlem/Senegalese family life with a polygamous father and a gifted mother who supports her two children by singing in the subway, her first job as a phone sex “talker,” and her Oscar-nominated role in Lee Daniels’s Precious.
            Sidibe’s memoir hits hard with self-knowing dispatches on friendship, celebrity, weight, haters, fashion, race, and depression (“Sidibe’s heartfelt exploration of insecurity . . . makes us love her” —O Magazine). Irreverent, hilarious, and untraditional, 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.

“This memoir [is] a book you will want to give your daughter.” —New York Times 

“Sidibe’s hilarious Twitter account is no fluke—the Empire actress’s memoir about growing up in New York City and finding unexpected fame in Hollywood is sharp, witty, and wonderfully substantive.” Entertainment Weekly


  • Oh. My. God. This. Book

    By Bmo222
    This book is so good I kind of felt guilty finishing it. I felt like I was hanging up on a long “Oh my God girl guess what happened” kind of conversation with a friend I hadn’t seen in a long time. Gabourey Sidibe is so relatable and reading this book makes you feel like you’re catching up over brunch. I hope she writes another book soon, I already need to catch up with my girlfriend again.
  • A new fav!!!

    By AiryYann
    Love this book. She shares so much and I feel like I relate to so many things. I find my self sitting around laughing. Good read!!!!!
  • Relatable.

    By muhriyahhh
    Gabourey did a great job with taking us readers on her journey, which is nothing short of amazing. I loved it and recommend it to everyone.
  • Amazing

    By Justine6589
    Gabourey tells the story of her life but not in your typical way. This book is filled with gut busting laughs as well as moments of tears. Gabby takes you on her journey in what appears to be an honest and raw manner. You close this book feeling inspired and hopeful because she has a way of making you see even your own misfortunes as opportunities. Well done. Please read.
  • the TRUE QUEEN

    By Kirbana
    i truly didn't know how funny Gabourey was until i got my paws on this iBook. One of my favourite books, hands down! She keeps it real (funny!) and just reminds me, as an aspiring actress, to follow your gut. i love her bright personality. we need more people like her in this world! Carry on QUEEN...
  • Katbirdlives

    By Fredricka52
    an extraordinary woman, an inspiring story, a rowdy uplifting sense of humor, Gabourey speaks her truth with courage and grace.
  • Amazing!

    By da1TruQueen
    I appreciate Gabby so much for this book. Thank you Gabby!
  • Just one look

    By tiger lily15467
    Just one look gave me chills After that I stoped paying my bills The woman's looks gave me a scare I could just buy this book and give it a tear - tiger lily 🐯