I am not a fan of Gabrielle Union. In fact, when I started listening to it I was pretty sure I had never seen anything she’d been in. Turns out she was on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine AND Flash Forward. (Sci fi FTW!) So I was not attracted to this because I’m a huge fan of hers, but I am interested in life as an actress in Hollywood since I’ve written a couple of books about people in Hollywood.
So Much More.
Union organized her book by topic which is an interesting choice for a biography. It did make it a little chaotic to figure out when some things were happening and which things were happening at the same time. However, they fact that it’s organized by topic means she gives you a beginning to end view of that topic.
And she hits some excellent topics. Growing up black in an almost entirely white neighborhood. Her rape. Raising black children. Dealing with the press and rumors.
Also, bonus if you listen to the audio version, she reads it and she is stellar. You’d think that would be obvious, but I’ve listened to actor autobios read by the author and it isn’t always.
I’m going to have to listen to it again.