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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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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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Brilliant

Viola Davis is a brilliant resilient woman, this book is an inspirational read. Her biography really explains her struggles and her strengths.

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true

lovely, made sense, truly beautiful this lady is a inspiration of strength and honour

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This is absolutely the best book ever.

I hated the life that Viola and her family endured. No human being or animal should of went through what they all went through. I am so happy that Viola found Love & Peace at last🙏🏽🙏🏽

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Missed opportunity

I struggled to finish the book. Not enough story told by Miss Viola Davis. She does a great job of telling her story as a child. Once she ventures into adulthood, she manages to do something quite odd: she makes the life of a famous, talented actress seem so mundane.

Even How To Get Away with murder gets a mention as opposed to it's own chapter.

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Love this book !!

Elegantly written but sometimes harrowing memoir, Finding Me, I loved the Honesty and authenticity of this book, I love the thread of how Yeshua (god) shows up in Viola’s life, Praise the Lord

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incredible.

loved everything about it! such a brilliant listen. I love how Viola relieves the amazing parts of her life too.

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Absolutely the best memoir I've listened to

I can't imagine a better performance, such a personal story of struggle and triumph told incredibly. I cried several times (I don't often) yet could not stop listening.

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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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  • Anonymous User
  • 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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  • 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!