This is Just My Face, Try Not to Stare ~ Gabourey Sidibe

This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare

Rating: 5/5

I love Gabourey Sidibe. She is clearly, the bomb. I mean, Obama said so, so it must be true!

Her memoir is quite the easy read. Her life has not been the easiest life, but she is able to write about it honestly and clearly. She’s also quite honest about the fact that it hasn’t been the hardest life either. Her compassion for others, and her clear love for herself is incredibly delightful. I’m amazed at her humor.

I love that she talks about DBT, as that’s something I’ve been learning about and practicing in my own life as a teacher of DBT skills to school age kids. She definitely knows how to be vulnerable and straightforward with her feelings, and that kind of attitude is really refreshing. She leaves readers feeling like they know more about how she thinks and processes on a daily basis. She’s incredibly relatable. I definitely finished this story feeling like I would like to be Gabby’s friend (actually I feel like I already am, but I guess friendships are a two-way street).



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