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Finding Me: A Memoir

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Viola Davis

9 Hours 15 Minutes

HarperCollins Publishers

April 2022

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Narrated by Viola Davis

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 but also 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. We are forced to reinvent them to fit into a crazy, competitive, judgmental world. So I wrote this for anyone running through life untethered, desperate and clawing their way through murky memories, trying to get to some form of self-love. 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, a promise, and a love letter of sorts to self. 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.

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  • Lisa B.

    Viola’s memoir was far and away the most brilliantly told story of a life that I have ever heard. To hear it told in her voice feels like a treasure, an unexpected gift just for me. I actually stood up in church on Mother’s Day, being about half way through the book, and told everyone that no matter how criticized we may be or feel as mothers, women, daughters, we criticize ourselves most deeply. I told them about Viola hearing from God that she thanked him for all sorts of things, but that she had never thanked him for making HER. She is beloved, perfection to her Heavenly Father and so are we all. I had tears when I shared because the story she was telling me of learning who she was broke and nurtured my heart all at once. What an incredible blessing to have heard Viola Davis tell me her story. Thank you, Viola!

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  • JayWalkah

    I absolutely love the book and enjoyed the author's reading of her memoir! Superb‼️

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  • Anonymous

    This book is awesome!!! Period!

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  • Anonymous

    Excellent book and excellent narration. Viola did her own narration and told her own story. She made me feel what her life was as a child.

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  • Gwendolyn G.

    This read was a read filled with emotions I never knew I had. Viola’s ability to tell this story is one to be applauded. Most would have walked away spending life as if the injustices she experienced never happened. Thank you Lady Davis for a job well done.

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  • Anonymous

    Thank you, Viola. This was a great and very moving ride. Your audiobook is a gift and an embrace to all of us who know trauma by experience. I cried not only once while listening to your life‘s story. Yet you give so much hope and power and joy by owning and sharing all that is you. So again - thank you from the buttom of my heart.

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  • Tonya W.

    Excellent depiction, the experience is very vivid!

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  • Linda W.

    I really love this book was inspiring and it was great to listen to a great journey through her life as a child to adulthood

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  • Julie W.

    Viola's story is incredibly compelling. She tells it in such a way that you see that she is a beautiful, broken, intelligent, talented woman.

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  • Karla H.

    Loved this book and narrator!!

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