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  • A Memoir
  • By: Viola Davis
  • Narrated by: Viola Davis
  • Length: 9 hrs and 15 mins
  • 4.9 out of 5 stars (682 ratings)

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Finding Me

By: Viola Davis
Narrated by: Viola Davis
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Publisher's Summary

Winner of the 2023 GRAMMY Award for Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical Album.

Finalist for the 2023 AUDIE AWARDS® for Audiobook of the Year and Narration by the Author

Finding Me is the deeply personal, brutally honest account of Viola's inspiring life, from her coming of age in Rhode Island to her present-day career.

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 and my strength, but also to finding 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. They are bogarted, reinvented to fit into a crazy, competitive, judgmental world. So I wrote this for anyone who is searching for a way to understand and overcome a complicated past, let go of shame and find acceptance. 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 on my past and a promise for my future. 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.

©2022 Viola Davis (P)2022 HarperCollins Publishers

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Astounding

Viola is amazing sharing her life with such open and raw candour
A great insight into racism that continues
A privilege to hear this memoir

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Amazing lady with a story worth reading

A raw insight into to the life behind an amazing actress and woman.
Appreciate that it was narrated by Viola

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What a life

Amazing, her story, her truth, thank you. I am different having listen to you viola

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Heart wrenching, uplifting and beautiful

I absolutely loved this book and couldn’t stop listening. The detail is so honest and raw giving insight into a life and prejudice I knew little about. There are also beautiful, incidental life lessons on love and belief. I have always loved Viola as an actress and love her even more now.

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Stunning, poignant, real

Beautifully narrated, your heart will be broken and mended many times. Thank you Viola for your authenticity and incredible vulnerability. What an awe inspiring woman you are. This book is a must listen.

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Powerful auto biography by Viola Davis

Bitingly realistic. Loved the narration. Sometimes hard to listen too due to the hardships endured. Also enjoyed the self reflective nature of the dialogue which has an uncanny way of reaching out directly to the listener & inwardly invites our own inner self critic to appear just as vulnerable as the authors at times. This audio narration is a gift to the world.

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Amazing. Simply amazing

What a life. I have a new found respect for Viola and what black women in the US have to go through. You are an absolute super star in my mind.

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Extraordinarily moving

Unbelievable story of resilience, courage and determination. Viola is a beautiful example of dig deep and never give up. i absolutely love her.

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Raw & vunerable look into the life of Viola Davis

Very personal & vulnerable story of Violas life. Loved that she narrated it herself… she is such a great storyteller. Such a remarkable genuinely lovely women. So much respect for this lady.

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Amazing book

What an amazing down to earth, raw account of a hard life lived & survived Thank-you viola ♥️

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