Funny, witty, and also tender and insightful. …

Funny, witty, and also tender and insightful. Sidibe wrote a delightful memoir that you should definitely read.

This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare by Gabourey Sidibe

I was a little skeptical of this memoir, coming into it. I mean, Sidibe is younger than me. What life experiences has she had? Turns out, plenty and they are hilarious! And heartbreaking. Sidibe is so honest with her and her family’s story, I was blown away. And she is a talented writer with a strong voice and an even stronger sense of self. I definitely laughed and was definitely moved at times. She is willing to really put herself out there, at the some time interrogating her experiences and your perception of them. 4 stars.