Winner of the 2023 Grammy for Best Audio Book, Narration, and Storytelling Recording!
Audie Award Winner for Audiobook of the Year!
Narrated by Viola Davis
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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"Viola Davis's Finding Me is an incredible audiobook. It takes you through a journey of self-discovery, as Davis describes her experiences growing up in poverty and how she was able to overcome the challenges of her childhood. Throughout the book, Davis encourages listeners to embrace their vulnerability, listen to their inner-voice, and find strength within themselves to reach their goals. The author's passion for her story comes alive through her words and delivery of the narration.
The audiobook begins with a vivid description of Davis' childhood in Central Falls, Rhode Island. She paints a portrait of how limited opportunities were available for those living in poverty but also how it instilled in her a resilience that guided her throughout life. As she recounts memorable moments such as attending speech competitions or making friends at summer camp, one can feel Davis' joy as if it were their own.
As the book progresses, Viola eventually discovers acting as an outlet for expressing herself creatively. She takes us through her struggles navigating college and early adulthood when trying to make ends meet while pursuing acting full time. What becomes increasingly clear is not only Viola's triumph over adversity but also her ability to remain true to herself even during difficult times which leads to achieving success on stage and screen.
Ultimately, Finding Me is inspiring read that encourages readers/listeners alike to take courageous steps towards self-development and personal growth. With its uplifting and honest dialogue, this audiobook will leave you feeling empowered knowing that anything is possible when you believe in yourself!"
JudyJ99 (5 out of 5 stars)