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Summary

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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Beautiful and honest

Beautiful and honest would have loved to learn more but what a life . Told beautiful by Viola .

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A must

loved that Viola was the narrator, felt like she was personally telling me her story. .. totally enjoyed, although there are many experiences she's has had that brought me back to my own which was hard.

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Probably the best biography I have ever read!

I have even more respect for Viola after reading her story. Definitely reading it again!

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Audacious

Loved everything about it! Cathartic, redeeming, humbling, compassionate and hopeful. Sheer human resilience and beyond.

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Superb!

Heartbreaking, heartwarming. Insightful and Inspirational. Just fabulous! I didn’t want it to end. I’ve recommended to everyone.

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empowering

So much beauty and power, amoungst the pain. a very honest, pure and empowering story which is a must read.

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Phenomenal!!!

An arresting read from a woman with enormous integrity, dignity, wisdom, strength and resilience.

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Great autobiography

I listened an hung on to every emotion I’m not an emotional person but I shed a tear or two as well as laughed an cheered. She is a beautiful person. I loved it even more because she told the story in her own words

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Absolutely Inspirational & Empowering

A wonderful memoir, Viola captures the true essence of survivor & thriver! She use’s her challenging childhood & faith to equip herself for a life with success & love. Viola is Truly brilliant.

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My favourite autobiography ever!

This is a beautifully written and read book by Viola Davis. It’s authentic and human. It made me cry sad and happy tears. I was invested. I was touched. It was powerful. I felt connected. Thank you!

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This should be a movie

Absolutely amazing. Moving. Real. Inspirational. Heartbreaking. A really admiring life and journey. Everyone should listen to this story as we all somehow relate and have tons to learn.

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  • 26-06-22

Wow wow wow!!!!

Loved every word, I will forever see Ms Davis differently. Very inspiring story of survival and life, I was completely moved.

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  • Debra
  • 13-06-22

Liberation

Thank you mrs Davis for giving us permission to own and accept everything that life has thrown at us. I feel so liberated. The shame of poverty has indeed been lifted off… thank you for being you and sharing your story with us. I laughed, cried and laughed again. You are a great story teller. Blessings.

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  • 02-06-22

I love Viola🥰

Great voice, soo many moments in her life story that resonate with my life. I will be referring to so many lines for my day to day inspiration🤗😘

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  • Wayne Phillips
  • 23-05-22

Transformational!

Highly recommend this book, for me it was transformational. A beautiful reminder of the power of self-love.

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  • lorraine
  • 15-05-22

Thank you Viola🙌

This book speaks to me as no other book has ..listen to it ..read it..share it.. give it to those you love

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  • Sarah Warugongo
  • 12-05-22

Wow 🤩

Talk about owning all of your stories & choosing to belong to yourself unapologetically- that’s the story of Viola! Absolutely outstanding in every way - thanks for sharing all of you Viola! You give us permission to do the same. You are a bright shining star 🌟- I love you ❤️

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  • Ligia Human
  • 11-05-22

i LOVED this book so much

its so worth a read or listen. I loved that Viola read her own book, I am greatful that she shared her story, we all have struggles - Viola shows us that it is possible to change your life in the most incredible ways and if we boil it down its a choice we have to make - stay where we are or find a way to move forward.

if im honest I dont care much for celebrities as I personally feel that integrity is hard to come by in that field - Viola in my opinion has heaps

again - I LOVE this book, thank you Viola x

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 11-05-22

MUST READ

Found a lot of myself in Finding Me. Opened my eyes to so many things I did not realize. Amasing book. Thank you for sharing Viola!!

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  • adelacreative
  • 11-05-22

Loved it ❤️

It gives me courage to follow my own artist dreams, it shows the hidden part of the iceberg. And her voice adds so much depth to the story, I can feel the feelings.