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Around the Way Girl - A Memoir

Taraji P. Henson

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Description:

Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson reads her 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 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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Denene Millner

Length:

7h 27m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:37


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

44:00


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

31:56


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

39:06


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

53:13


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:23


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

29:25


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

21:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

51:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

24:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

40:21


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

31:45


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

30:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:06