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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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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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Outstanding

I don't know what I was expecting but it wasn't this. Ms Davis' description of the horrific relentless violence within her parents' marriage she witnessed as a child really affected me. And yet, she saw the humanity in her father and loved him. And yet, he changed and became a better man as he got older. There is much, much more to this story. It is a remarkable biography, vivid, raw and real. I winced, cried, got chills, laughed. All the feels. Thank you so much Ms Davis. This book is a gift, as are you 🤩❤✊🏿

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Fascinating story

I always loved Viola but hearing where she came from and the struggles she had growing up makes me love her even more.

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Inspiring, I am in Awe of Viola Davis

I am in Awe Of Viola Davis. I watched HTGAWM and thought her performances were incredible, so articulate, so elevated and grounded at the same time. Then to hear Her story of resilience blew me away. Her strength of acting many of the storylines she personally experienced, just wow.

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Brilliant!

Viola's account of her life is honest and non-egotistical. Depicting love and harsh reality of compex family life as well as a hood outline of her career. Strong vital woman!


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Deep, honest and moving

Loved it! Loved her voice! it is deep, honest, and moving! will listen to it q'again!

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Just amazing!

Absolutely love Viola Davis and this was just such a good listen. To hear her story from her own voice and her experiences with a philosophical connection was refreshing and also so touching. I hope she does another audiobook!

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Incredible!

Absolutely loved every bit of this. So much resonated with me. What a champion Viola is.

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Searing, honest and beautiful memoir

Viola narrates her remarkable life story brilliantly. A powerful account of healing and discovering joy.

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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.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-05-22

I haven't read it yet!

I've just finished watching Viola's interview with Oprah on Netflix. I thought that I was going to get a hardcopy but, at the end of the interview, Oprah mentioned that the audiobook is available. So I immediately came here. I can't wait to listen. It's almost 10pm in SA🇿🇦 as I write this and I'm starting with the first chapter tonight!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 04-05-22

So authentic

I loved this book, felt like I was sitting on a table with Viola and just listening to her. The most authentic book I've ever read. Loved it

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  • Akhona Maqwazima
  • 04-05-22

Oscar worthy

Riveting transparency and honesty. Viola shines a mirror on all of soceity through her life, no guilt tripping, simply an honest expression of her life.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-05-22

Emotional page turner.

I absolutely loved this book. brutal honesty by Viola, had alot of moments where I had to pause and cry.