Gabourey Sidibe is not Precious. That’s a fact she makes clear within the first three pages of her new memoir, This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare. While she is still often tied to her 2009 breakout role, Sidibe (whom Barack Obama calls “the bomb”) uses her new book as a way to share her own story, from a difficult childhood in Brooklyn to her unexpected fame to her recent decision to undergo weight-loss surgery. In her uniquely sassy and observant voice, Sidibe tackles issues like body image, eating disorders, and depression alongside amusing anecdotes about bleaching her hair and dealing with rumors of her own death.
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