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Just As I Am: A Memoir

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Viola Davis, Robin Miles, Cicely Tyson

16 Hours 8 Minutes

HarperAudio

January 2021

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“In her long and extraordinary career, Cicely Tyson has not only exceeded as an actor, she has shaped the course of history.” –President Barack Obama, 2016 Presidential Medal of Honor ceremony

'Just As I Am is my truth. It is me, plain and unvarnished, with the glitter and garland set aside. Here, I am indeed Cicely, the actress who has been blessed to grace the stage and screen for six decades. Yet I am also the church girl who once rarely spoke a word. I am the teenager who sought solace in the verses of the old hymn for which this book is named. I am a daughter and mother, a sister, and a friend. I am an observer of human nature and the dreamer of audacious dreams. I am a woman who has hurt as immeasurably as I have loved, a child of God divinely guided by His hand. And here in my ninth decade, I am a woman who, at long last, has something meaningful to say.” –Cicely Tyson

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  • Therealmj

    I felt as though Ms. Tyson was in my living room talking to me. The book was captivating. The narration was an easy listen. BRAVA!!!

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  • Jean Q.

    I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this down to earth story of Cicely Tyson's life. She fully exposed some of the hardest times, and laid bare her belief that God directed her opportunities and decisions. She has amazing dedication to her portrayal of any part she played with a determination to make it authentic. She is an excellent and strong reader.

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  • Anonymous

    An amazing memoir

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  • Alesia B.

    Loved this book!! Ms Tyson life story made me smile though-out

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  • Anonymous

    Great book, alway more appealing when author is the narrator a more personal experience.

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  • Stacey Spencer-Willoughby

    Excellent read. She told it all and I loved it! RIP Ms. Tyson.

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  • Vicki E.

    was pretty good.

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  • Carolanne M.

    Poignant, revealing, funny. Miss Tysons presence will be felt for generations to come.

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  • Tanaine J.

    I feel like I know Ms. Tyson now. I truly thank her for the gifts that she gave us through her work. Rest Up, Queen.

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