Viola Davis unveils the bold cover for her memoir Finding Me: ‘My Life. My story. my words’
Viola Davis looks fearless as she unveiled the cover for her memoir Finding Me.
The Oscar winner took to Instagram to talk about the book, which will be released on April 26, 2022
‘My life. My story. My words. I’m so excited for the cover of my book, FINDING ME!’ she wrote a photo of the cover, which featured a black-and-white close-up of the star.
Cover star: Viola Davis unveiled the cover for her memoir Finding Me on Tuesday
Viola continued her caption to thank Oprah Daily for helping with the cover unveiling and “sharing this milestone with me.”
“Can’t wait to share it with you all!” she continued.
Speaking about the project when it was announced last July, Davis told the Associated Press, “I believe our stories, and the courage to share them, is the most powerful empathic tool we have.
“This is my story… straight with no pursuer.”
According to publisher Harper Collins, “Finding Me is the story of Viola Davis, in her own words, encompassing her incredible, inspiring life, from her coming-of-age in Rhode Island to her present day.”
Her words: ‘My life. My story. My words. I’m so excited for the cover of my book, FINDING ME!’ she wrote a photo of the cover, which featured a black-and-white close-up of the star. She can be seen above at the 2021 Oscars
‘Hair is a story of victory, a true hero’s journey. Deeply personal, brutally honest and compelling, Finding Me is a timeless and enchanting memoir that will capture hearts and minds around the world.”
Overcoming an impoverished upbringing in Rhode Island, Viola lived in apartments that were lonely, “condemned and rat-infested.”
“I was one of those people everyone knew, but I didn’t have many friends. I haven’t been on a date or done anything like that. I was overweight and very, very shy,” Davis told People in 2017.
‘I was definitely not a hip dresser and I certainly didn’t wear makeup. I jumped into maggot-filled bins for food, and I stole from the corner shop because I was hungry.’
A lifetime: According to publisher Harper Collins ‘Finding Me is Viola Davis’ story, in her own words, and spans her incredible, inspiring life, from her coming-of-age in Rhode Island to her present day.
Determination: Viola (R) earned a full scholarship to Rhode Island College, thanks to the TRIO Upward Bound federal program, and went on to attend the prestigious Julliard School
The producer star How to Get Away with Murder earned a full scholarship to Rhode Island College, thanks to the TRIO Upward Bound federal program, and went on to attend the prestigious Julliard School.
“It took many years to get knocked down and get up again to finally say, ‘Okay, I think I’m pretty tough. I’ve got this,'” Viola told the magazine.
“I was always looking for a way to express what was in me, my thoughts, and I found it through theater, so I thrived on that. [Otherwise] I probably would have imploded.’
HarperOne president and publisher Judith Curr named Davis’a powerful truth-teller – through her work on stage and screen, but also in her life.’
She continued, saying, “I look forward to working with her on a book that powerfully reveals the risks and danger to a black woman living in the fullness of her talents and gifts—and the rewards and freedoms that come.” accompany it. ‘
Finding Me is available for pre-order and will be released on April 26, 2022.