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Around the way girl : a memoir / Taraji P. Henson with Denene Millner.

Henson, Taraji P., (author.). Millner, Denene, (author.).

Available copies

  • 13 of 14 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

1 current hold with 14 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Alexandria-Monroe PL - Alexandria B HEN (Text) 37521530786047 AMPL Adult Biography Available -
Fulton Co PL - Rochester Main Library 921 HEN (Text) 33187004147985 Nonfiction Available -
Hagerstown Jefferson Twp PL - Hagerstown BIOGRAPHY HENS (Text) 39213000787113 New Adult Nonfiction Available -
Lebanon PL - Lebanon 791.43 HEN (Text) 34330512969446 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -
New Castle-Henry County PL - Main 791.43 HENS (Text) 39231033388931 Adult Non-fiction Collection Available -
Newton Co PL - Morocco Community Library BIO HENSON (Text) 71561000135334 NWPLMBiography Available -
Newton Co PL - Roselawn Library BIO HENSON (Text) 71561000135363 NWPLRBiography Available -
North Madison Co PL - Elwood PL B HENSON HEN (Text) 30419101512182 New Non-Fiction Available -
Peru PL - Peru 791.43 HENSON T (Text) 53069000459389 ADULT NON-FICTION Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 921 Henson (Text) 31208912489640 non-fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781501125997
  • ISBN: 1501125990
  • ISBN: 9781501126000
  • ISBN: 1501126008
  • Physical Description: vii, 243 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First 37 Ink/Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : 37 Ink/Atria, [2016]

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note: Fearless -- Authentic -- Drama -- Hustler -- My one and only love story -- Single mother -- Going to Hollywood -- Raising a black boy -- Breathing life into art -- Building characters -- On Being a black woman in Hollywood -- My squad -- Grown woman.
Summary, etc.: "From Academy Award nominee, Emmy nominee, and Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson comes an inspiring book about family, friends, the hustle required to make it from DC to Hollywood, and the joy of living in your own truth. With a sensibility that recalls her beloved screen characters, including Yvette, Queenie, Shug, and the iconic Cookie from Empire, yet is all Taraji, the screen actress writes of her families, the one she was born into and the one she created. She shares stories of her father, a Vietnam vet who was bowed but never broken by life's challenges, and of her mother, who survived violence both in the home and on DC's volatile streets. Here too she opens up about her experiences as a single mother, a journey some saw as a burden but which she saw as a gift. Around the Way Girl is also a classic actor's memoir in which Taraji reflects on the world-class instruction she received at Howard University and the pitfalls that come with being a black actress in Hollywood. With laugh-out-loud humor and candor, she shares the challenges and disappointments of the actor's journey and shows us that, behind the red carpet moments, she is ever authentic. She is, at heart, just a girl in pursuit of her dreams"--Dust jacket.
Henson writes of her family, the one she was born into and the one she created. She shares stories of family, friends, the hustle required to make it from DC to Hollywood, and the joy of living in your own truth. Here she also opens up about her experiences as a single mother, a journey some saw as a burden but which she saw as a gift. With humor and candor, Henson shows us that behind the red carpet moments, she is just a girl in pursuit of her dreams.
Subject: Henson, Taraji P.
Actors > United States > Biography.
African American motion picture actors and actresses > Biography.
African American women entertainers > Biography.
African American women > Biography.
African American single mothers > Biography.
African Americans in motion pictures.
African Americans in the motion picture industry.
Actors > United States > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.
Autobiographies.

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