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The Resource Around the way girl : a memoir, Taraji P. Henson with Denene Millner

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

Label
Around the way girl : a memoir
Title
Around the way girl
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Taraji P. Henson with Denene Millner
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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
Summary
The Academy Award nominee, Golden Globe winner and star of the hit show Empire recalls her beloved screen characters while tracing the story of her life and career, sharing coverage of such topics as her father's Vietnam service, her rise from the violence of the streets of Washington D.C. and her experiences as a single mother
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10530326
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 791.4302/8092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN2287.H428
LC item number
A3 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Around the way girl : a memoir, Taraji P. Henson with Denene Millner
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
20817124
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First 37 Ink/Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
vii, 243 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501125997
Lccn
2016028253
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn956530270
  • (OCoLC)956530270
Label
Around the way girl : a memoir, Taraji P. Henson with Denene Millner
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
20817124
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First 37 Ink/Atria Books hardcover edition.
Extent
vii, 243 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501125997
Lccn
2016028253
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn956530270
  • (OCoLC)956530270

Library Locations

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      320 W. 7th St., Rochester, IN, 46975, US
      41.06741 -86.219231

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