Finding Me: An Oprah's Book Club Pick

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Finding Me: An Oprah's Book Club Pick

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Instead she simply tells the facts - the truth - the ugly stories — unapologetic stories from early childhood to present day. Every painful memory, every mentor, every friend and foe served as a chisel, a leap pad that has shaped “ME! In this riveting autobiography, we get to know Viola as she finds her truth, revisits childhood memories, and reflects on what made her the woman (and EGOT winner) she is today. Additionally, Rhode Island College was less than one percent 'other' when Viola attended, other being Hispanic, Asian, Black, and Middle Eastern. In the past, we've been used as chattel, fodder for inhumane experimentation, and it has evolved into invisibility.

But thinking about it from the perspective of the entire universe, distilling the novel to its aching soul, it could be the story of many other women, women who still need to make peace with their past, women who struggle to put an end to the abusive streak they're enduring. Annalise Keating released in me the obstacles blocking me from realizing my worth and power as a woman. The term Jim Crow originated from a minstrel show in 1828 which was projecting African Americans I do have some very slight technical gripes with the writing - some overused words and turns of phrases. There was also conversation about the treatment of theater versus film which I found to be extremely intriguing. Viola is as unwavering with the recollection of her own pain and trauma as she is wholehearted with the reminiscence of her hope and healing.

At the age of forty-seven Viola got one of her best known roles, playing Annalise Keating in the television series 'How to Get Away With Murder. I don’t watch much TV or film so I didn’t know a lot about Viola Davis before reading this memoir, however I still enjoyed Finding Me a lot. She provides the bleak statistics surrounding the film industry and how few actors and actresses are actually able to make it in this space.I would assume that it wouldn't be that way because most actors seem to begin there; however, based on commentary and financial gains from each I understand the differences more. 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.

A fervent rejection of the one-dimensional portraits Hollywood paints of black people and their experiences.I have always thought Viola Davis is a wonderful actress but after having read this, I think she is a much better person than me - or at least a more forgiving one. As I wrote Finding Me, my eyes were open to the truth of how our stories are often not given close examination.

As an adult, when the economy crashed, I was at the mercy of my family, especially my grandmother; things could have been a lot worse without her.Her childhood was riddled with trauma: she shares devastating stories of enduring racism, constant hunger, rampant sexual assault by neighborhood men, and constantly reeking because her family couldn’t afford to do laundry. It’s also a love letter to her craft; a marveling at the power of art to transform both its object and creator, yes, but also a reflection on its nature and facets — how did it look like liberated from the constraints of eurocentrism? we were the baton they were passing as they were sinking into the quicksand of racism, poverty, Jim Crow, segregation, injustice, family trauma, and dysfunction. Viola is very honest about her life and career, and her numerous anecdotes include stories that are scary; shocking; embarrassing; humorous; sad; happy; romantic; joyful; and more. Nothing I experienced can even glimpse a moment in the Davis family life of poverty so extreme that it is almost unfathomable, of abuse, fear, guilt, and things I can't even put words to.

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