We're Going to Need More Wine

We're Going to Need More Wine

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A powerful collection of essays about gender, sexuality, race, beauty, Hollywood, and what it means to be a modern woman.

One month before the release of the highly anticipated film The Birth of a Nation, actress Gabrielle Union shook the world with a vulnerable and impassioned editorial in which she urged our society to have compassion for victims of sexual violence. In the wake of rape allegations made against director and actor Nate Parker, Union—a forty-four-year-old actress who launched her career with roles in iconic ’90s movies—instantly became the insightful, outspoken actress that Hollywood has been desperately awaiting. With honesty and heartbreaking wisdom, she revealed her own trauma as a victim of sexual assault: "It is for you that I am speaking. This is real. We are real."

In this moving collection of thought provoking essays infused with her unique wisdom and deep humor, Union uses that same fearlessness to tell astonishingly personal and true stories about power, color, gender, feminism, and fame. Union tackles a range of experiences, including bullying, beauty standards, and competition between women in Hollywood, growing up in white California suburbia and then spending summers with her black relatives in Nebraska, coping with crushes, puberty, and the divorce of her parents. Genuine and perceptive, Union bravely lays herself bare, uncovering a complex and courageous life of self-doubt and self-discovery with incredible poise and brutal honesty. Throughout, she compels us to be ethical and empathetic, and reminds us of the importance of confidence, self-awareness, and the power of sharing truth, laughter, and support.

Title:We're Going to Need More Wine
Edition Language:English
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    We're Going to Need More Wine Reviews

  • Tiffany Tyler

    I was kind of surprised by how honest and transparent Gabrielle was in this collection of essays. It is important to note that these are essays so don't expect a full memoir, and with that being said,...

  • Erin

    I love Gabrielle Union! I love her movies, I love her show, I loved this book, and I love her as a person.Gabrielle or Nickie as her her friends and family know her, has been my friend in my head for ...

  • Brina

    My earliest independent reading memories involve biographies and memoirs. In second grade I got to take home a rolled up timeline because I read the most biographies of anyone in my class. There are l...

  • Sher? The Fabulous BookLover

    4 Stars:)*Audiobook Review*I’ve never really known what to think of Gabrielle Union. I loved her in Bring it On and Being Mary Jane, but I didn’t know what to think since I've never really been cr...

  • Luvvie

    I just read this whole book in 4 hours in 1 sitting. It was so honest. So vulnerable. So real. Also funny. Could not have been easy to write cuz she really puts herself on the stand. This is so good. ...

  • Read In Colour

    Very open & honest, Gabrielle Union is not just a pretty face. She's really smart and really funny and now I want to be her BFF....

  • Michael

    Gabrielle Union had me laughing so loud reading this memoir. I knew that she was a talented actress, but I had no idea that was so funny and had a rough life. Usually when you see people in Hollywood,...

  • Holly

    When I think 'Gabrielle Union' I think 'gorgeous woman and talented actress'. This book was not the light fluffy memoir I expected based on my superficial perception, instead it delves into topics suc...

  • Monica **can't read fast enough**

    Gabrielle Union doesn't hold anything back in this memoir and hearing her experiences in her own voice makes her story even more engaging. I knew very little about Gabrielle's personal life before lis...

  • Trish

    Celebrity memoirs are a special breed of animal. Considering how much speculation goes on around celebrity lives in the tabloids, it must be nice to be able to steer the conversation, and admit or den...