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Finding Me

Finding Me

by Viola Davis
Finding Me

Finding Me

by Viola Davis

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“It’s clear from the first page that Davis is going to serve a more intimate, unpolished account than is typical of the average (often ghost-written) celebrity memoir; Finding Me reads like Davis is sitting you down for a one-on-one conversation about her life, warts and all.”—USA Today

“[A] fulfilling narrative of struggle and success….Her gorgeous storytelling will inspire anyone wishing to shed old labels.”—Los Angeles Times

In my book, you will meet a little girl named Viola who ran from her past until she made a life-changing decision to stop running forever.

This is my story, from a crumbling apartment in Central Falls, Rhode Island, to the stage in New York City, and beyond. This is the path I took to finding my purpose but also my voice in a world that didn’t always see me.

As I wrote Finding Me, my eyes were open to the truth of how our stories are often not given close examination. We are forced to reinvent them to fit into a crazy, competitive, judgmental world. So I wrote this for anyone running through life untethered, desperate and clawing their way through murky memories, trying to get to some form of self-love. For anyone who needs reminding that a life worth living can only be born from radical honesty and the courage to shed facades and be . . . you.

Finding Me is a deep reflection, a promise, and a love letter of sorts to self. My hope is that my story will inspire you to light up your own life with creative expression and rediscover who you were before the world put a label on you.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780063037335
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/26/2022
Format: eBook
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 4,696
File size: 8 MB

About the Author

VIOLA DAVIS is an internationally acclaimed actress and producer, known for her exceptional performances in television shows like 'How to Get Away with Murder' and movies like 'Fences' and 'The Help.' She is the winner of an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, and two Tony Awards, and in 2021 she won a Screen Actors Guild award for her role in 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom'. In both 2012 and 2017, Time magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Davis is also the founder and CEO of JuVee Productions, an artist driven production company that develops and produces independent film, theater, television, and digital content.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Running 1

Chapter 2 My World 14

Chapter 3 Central Falls 38

Chapter 4 128 49

Chapter 5 Minefield 58

Chapter 6 My Calling 73

Chapter 7 The Sisterhood 80

Chapter 8 Secret, Silent, Shame 101

Chapter 9 The Muse 110

Chapter 10 The Starting Block 119

Chapter 11 Being Seen 127

Chapter 12 Taking Flight 138

Chapter 13 The Blooming 158

Chapter 14 Coming Into Me 185

Chapter 15 The Wake-Up 212

Chapter 16 Harnessing Bliss 259

Chapter 17 There She Is 311

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