Oscar-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe, affectionately known as Gabby, is now adding the “author” title to her dynamic platform with the release of her memoir, called; “This is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare.” At age 33, Gabby has managed to tear down Hollywood barriers with her powerful roles in the award-winning movie Precious and most recently playing the beloved character “Becky” on the popular show Empire.
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Instagram is cutting my long ass cover short but you get the picture! My book, This Is Just My Face( try not to stare) is officially available for preorder! I worked on this book for 3 whole years and it's finally done! The link to more info is in my bio! I hope you guys enjoy my journey from actor to writer, as much as I'm enjoying it! 💗🎉💗🎉💗🎉📚 Ps, dress by @grass_fields
Gabby continues to make waves and get rid of old stereotypes, even as a new author, she carries a renewed sense of confidence in herself despite the unpleasant things people have done and said to her. She recently told People Magazine:
“I’m writing a book about me; it’s what I was like before I was an actress, what my life is like now that I am now, and if it even matters….I write about hair, I write about clothing, I write about marriage and divorce and relationships … I write about a lot of things I’ve experienced…”
Not only has Gabby penned her new book, she’s also lost over 50 pounds in her quest to be even more proud of herself as a superb career-woman and as a person! This book looks like it will definitely be inspiring to read.
Check out the behind the scenes from her cover shoot, where we see how animated and fabulous Gabby truly is.
Congrats on your latest accomplishment, Gabby!