Around the Way Girl

Around the Way Girl

By Taraji P. Henson

  • Release Date: 2016-10-11
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 5
5
From 115 Ratings
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Description

From Taraji P. Henson, Academy Award nominee, Golden Globe winner, and star of the award-winning film Hidden Figures, comes an inspiring and funny memoir—“a bona fide hit” (Essence)—about family, friends, the hustle required to make it in Hollywood, and the joy of living your own truth.

With a sensibility that recalls her beloved screen characters, including Katherine, the NASA mathematician, Yvette, Queenie, Shug, and the iconic Cookie from Empire, Taraji P. Henson 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 at 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 how she chipped away, with one small role after another, at Hollywood's resistance to give women, particularly women of color, meaty significant roles. 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 in this “inspiring account of overcoming adversity and a quest for self-discovery, written with vitality and enthusiasm” (Shelf Awareness).

Reviews

  • Great Read!

    5
    By Erie23
    Touching, funny, inspiring...loved it!
  • Thank You

    5
    By kyle A Archer
    This book has made me capable of being even more stronger than I already am, I am very happy I decided to pick up this book and read but of all i am grateful to the Author of this book Taraji P Henson who inspired me(a Guyanese kid) that once you take the risk and make that step, the journey that will be set for you will be rewarded. The day will come where I'll meet this beautiful, intelligent role model and I'll pour my heart out to her due to the fact that she actually made me feel very connected to her life story. Once again Thank you very much Ms. Taraji P Henson
  • Enjoyed it fully!

    5
    By Jabjams
    Purchased An autographed copy for my mother and kept thinking, you know you need one. Taraji's the real deal!...so was my book. Enjoyed it fully.
  • Great Read

    5
    By *Good Album*
    She inspires me to go for the stars!!!!
  • Around The Way Girl

    5
    By Queenmarshay
    Read the preview and OMG... can't wait to get this book. Great for inspiration... I love Taraji!!
  • Review by Thema

    5
    By Themaisthenameratingisthegame
    Such a great read , I haven't bought nor read a book in years . But something told me I had to get it . I couldn't stop reading and rereading some pages . She's truly an inspiration and I hope one I can tell her what this story went to me z
  • A Great Read

    5
    By K. Lenice
    I loved getting to know Taraji! I've heard her share personal stories before, but not like this. She opens up and shares her truth right there on the pages! I love her more!!! Her drive and determination is inspiring!!
  • 👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾

    5
    By QueenTay!
    Just started reading it and it's very interesting!! GREAT book👍🏾
  • Raw, real and amazingly beautiful.

    5
    By gjb03
    I couldn't put this book down. I picked the title for my love of her work. I reflected, cried, related. Wow! Wonderfully done and a must read
  • Excited

    5
    By Erica Hardiman
    Just downloaded mine can't wait o read it .. Such a beautiful spirit Taraji

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