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  • Around the Way Girl

  • A Memoir
  • By: Taraji P. Henson
  • Narrated by: Taraji P. Henson
  • Length: 7 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 106

With a sensibility that recalls her beloved screen characters, including Yvette, Queenie, Shug, and the iconic Cookie from Empire, yet is all Taraji, the screen actress writes of her families - the one she was born into and the one she created. She shares stories of her father, a Vietnam vet who was bowed but never broken by life's challenges, and of her mother, who survived violence both in the home and on DC's volatile streets. Here, too, she opens up about her experiences as a single mother.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing and truly inspiring

  • By Shamira St.Aubyn-Agoreyo on 21-07-17

Riveting!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-12-18

I loved this book. I felt like I was just listening to her talk with me.

  • Becoming

  • By: Michelle Obama
  • Narrated by: Michelle Obama
  • Length: 19 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 6,936
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 6,195
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 6,178

In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites listeners into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her - from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work to her time spent at the world's most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it - in her own words and on her own terms. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Such a human story

  • By Amy Featherstone on 03-12-18

Every word is heartfelt

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-12-18

I have been enthralled since the start of this book. Fully immersed in its candour. A lasting memento of one of America's greatest women. My great grand children will read this and ride the motorcade with Michelle like I did, walk the big halls and feel her loneliness at having to share her husband with the world. This is a reflection of how becoming is neither static nor certain. It just is.

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  • The Last Black Unicorn

  • By: Tiffany Haddish
  • Narrated by: Tiffany Haddish
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 871
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 783
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 784

Tiffany can't avoid being funny: it's just who she is. But The Last Black Unicorn is so much more than a side-splittingly hilarious collection of essays - it's a memoir of the struggles of one woman who came from nothing and nowhere. A woman who was able to achieve her dreams by reveling in her pain and awkwardness, showing the world who she really is, and inspiring others through the power of laughter.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Amazing!!

  • By Safiya on 20-12-17

So funny and tragic!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-11-18

Great read. Need to hear another from Tiffany! The song at the end is hilarious!