Bits and Pieces: My Mother, My Brother, and Me (Signed Book)

Bits and Pieces: My Mother, My Brother, and Me (Signed Book)

by Whoopi Goldberg
Bits and Pieces: My Mother, My Brother, and Me (Signed Book)

Bits and Pieces: My Mother, My Brother, and Me (Signed Book)

by Whoopi Goldberg

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From multi-award winner Whoopi Goldberg comes a new and unique memoir of her family and their influence on her early life.

If it weren’t for Emma Johnson, Caryn Johnson would have never become Whoopi Goldberg. Emma gave her children the loving care and wisdom they needed to succeed in life, always encouraging them to be true to themselves. When Whoopi lost her mother in 2010—and then her older brother, Clyde, five years later—she felt deeply alone; the only people who truly knew her were gone.

Emma raised her children not just to survive, but to thrive. In this intimate and heartfelt memoir, Whoopi shares many of the deeply personal stories of their lives together for the first time. Growing up in the projects in New York City, there were trips to Coney Island, the Ice Capades, and museums, and every Christmas was a magical experience. To this day, she doesn’t know how her mother was able to give them such an enriching childhood, despite the struggles they faced—and it wasn’t until she was well into adulthood that Whoopi learned just how traumatic some of those struggles were.

Fans of personal memoirs such as Finding Me by Viola Davis and In Pieces by Sally Field will be touched by Bits and Pieces: a moving tribute from a daughter to her mother, and beautiful portrait of three people who loved each other deeply. Whoopi writes, “Not everybody gets to walk this earth with folks who let you be exactly who you are and who give you the confidence to become exactly who you want to be. So, I thought I’d share mine with you.”

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9798874704025
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Publication date: 05/07/2024
Edition description: Signed Edition
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.70(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

About The Author
Whoopi Goldberg is one of an elite group of artists who have won a Grammy, an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, an Emmy, and a Tony. She is also a prolific producer, bestselling author, and entrepreneur, and she is well known around the world for her many humanitarian endeavors. Born and raised in New York City, she performed in San Diego and the Bay Area with the Blake Street Hawkeyes theater troupe. It was there that she created the characters that became The Spook Show and evolved into her hit Broadway show, Grammy Award–winning album, and the HBO special that helped launch her career.

Whoopi has recurring roles on Amazon’s Harlem and the EPIX series Godfather of Harlem. She reprised her iconic role of Guinan in season two of the Paramount+ series Star Trek: Picard and lent her voice to the recent animated features Luck (Apple TV+) and My Father’s Dragon (Netflix). She starred in the 2020 adaptation of Stephen King’s bestselling novel The Stand, and she appears in and produced the critically acclaimed feature film Till for MGM’s Orion Pictures, which has amassed countless awards and honors since its release in late 2022. She will appear in the highly anticipated Amazon Prime Video series based on Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys.

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