We're Going to Need More Wine - Gabrielle Union

We're Going to Need More Wine

By Author Gabrielle Union

  • Release Date: 2017-10-17
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
We're Going to Need More Wine
Book Rating: 4.5/5
4.5
Based on 315 Reviews

We're Going to Need More Wine - Gabrielle Union Book Description

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work

Named a Best Book of the Year by The Root

Chosen by Emma Straub as a Best New Celebrity Memoir

“A book of essays as raw and honest as anyone has ever produced.” — Lena Dunham, Lenny Letter

In the spirit of Amy Poehler’s Yes Please, Lena Dunham’s Not That Kind of Girl, and Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist, 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.

Book Reviews

  • Wow

    5
    By Blairamurphy
    Absolutely amazing, couldn’t put it down! So much truth and so much life in one book.
  • Boom

    5
    By Mw🏀🏀🏀🏀
    I appreciate this book so much! Such a good book. I love Gabriel Union💛✨
  • Great book!!

    4
    By Kareen765645:533
    So many stories that i can relate to. Very entertaining and most definitely a book to curl up with a glass of wine. Open, honest, and “as a matter of fact” is the best way to describe this book. Thank you Gabrielle Union!
  • Astonished.

    5
    By OnlyHere4Hints
    From the moment I began to read, Mrs. Union-Wade captivated me. Not only was her writing excellent, but she provided the perfect aura to make this book so captivating and comfortable. It was such an easy read, but still made you cry and think. I appreciate the rawness displayed throughout the book. There was not one time she sugar-coated anything, or did not elaborate on something, regardless of it being an uncomfortable subject. There’s not much more to say, you must read for yourself. FYI Black girls, please, please, please, read. You’ll understand why I made a personalized message just for my fellow sisters after reading.
  • Fantastic

    5
    By Cha08
    Dear Gabrielle, You were already my friend in my head. Now, even more. Thank you for being candid and letting us into stories and parts of your life you didn’t have to share. The book is fantastic. I hope it’s not your last.
  • Amazing!!!

    5
    By 4 Much
    I love how open, honest, and real Gabrielle is!
  • Wonderful book!

    5
    By GRAD_student_ash
    I can honestly say that this was a GREAT read! It’s easy for us regular folk to think that celebs are so different from us and Gabby does a great job of communicating the fact that she is in fact just as normal as the rest of us. I think this book humanizes her... soooo many parts of the book resonated with me. I could not put it down! If never read a book so fast! This book is black girl magic!!!
  • I ❤️ed Gabrielle Union prior to this book, now I ADORE Nickie Union!!

    5
    By tdwbrooklyn
    This book was amazingly thoughtful, truthful, and honest!! I truly adore Gabrielle and everything she stands for as a Black Woman. Thank you for sharing your world!
  • Love

    5
    By litaef
    Thank you Gabby! You are so strong and so courageous to let us into your life. I felt very empowered reading this. I related to so many chapters in this book it’s always refreshing somewhat to know that whatever you’re going through in life...there is always a bright light coming your way!
  • Outstanding!

    5
    By Dr. Angelica Hardee
    This is the best book I’ve read in a long time. Laughing, crying it was extremely well written and made me love Gabrielle Union even more, thank you for providing us with the REAL, relatable writing that mimic our lives. Thank you for being honest and telling your truth.