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( Read E-pub ) î Around the Way Girl õ From Academy Award nominee, Golden Globe winner, and star of the new motion picture Hidden Figures, Taraji P Henson, comes an inspiring and funny book about family, friends, the hustle required to make it from DC to Hollywood, and the joy of living in your own truthWith a sensibility that recalls her beloved screen characters, including NASA physicist mathematician Katherine G Johnson, Yvette, Queenie, Shug, and the iconic Cookie from Empire, yet is all Taraji, the screen actress writes of her family, the one she was born into and the one she created She shares stories of her father, a Vietnam vet who was bowed but never broken by life s challenges, and of her mother who survived violence both in the home and on DC s volatile streets Here too she opens up about her experiences as a single mother, a journey some saw as a burden but which she saw as a gift Around the Way Girl is also a classic actor s memoir in which Taraji reflects on the world class instruction she received at Howard University and the pitfalls that come with being a black actress With laugh out loud humor and candor, she shares the challenges and disappointments of the actor s journey and shows us that behind the red carpet moments, she is ever authentic She is at heart just a girl in pursuit of her dreams I really enjoyed this one Taraji is one of my favorite actresses The book read like she was having a conversation with her readers fans What I liked most about this memoir was everything I read was all new to me because her personal life is not all over social media. Taraji has so much to teach us about life, relationships, family, success and self confidence If onlyof us would listen I love Taraji P Henson I loved her before she was Cookie on Empire The movie Baby Boy is one of my favorite movies, so when I found out she was writing a memoir I knew I had to read it Taraji is so cool I want her to be my best friend truly She is so incredibly honest open just like I always thought she would be I recommend this book to people who love Taraji, Empire, or just love honest memoirs I love Taraji P Henson I loved her before she was Cookie on Empire The movie Baby Boy is one of my favorite movies, so when I found out she was writing a memoir I knew I had to read it Taraji is so cool I want her to be my best friend truly She is so incredibly honest open just like I always thought she would be I recommend this book to people who love Taraji, Empire, or just love honest memoirs I don t often read celebrity memoirs This was possibly the second one I ve read I like Taraji, maybe because she was born the same year as my older son, and attended NC A T just as my son did She didn t know my son, but he sure knew who Taraji Henson is Taraji thought she wanted to be an engineer, and did try, but it didn t take long for her to realize her heart was in the theater and movies She left A T and went on to Howard University where she found asubstantial Theater training M I don t often read celebrity memoirs This was possibly the second one I ve read I like Taraji, maybe because she was born the same year as my older son, and attended NC AT just as my son did She didn t know my son, but he sure knew who Taraji Henson is Taraji thought she wanted to be an engineer, and did try, but it didn t take long for her to realize her heart was in the theater and movies She left AT and went on to Howard University where she found asubstantial Theater training My son left AT for North Carolina Central University where he majored in Theater Education And he always had a good word for the work that Taraji was doing.The book covers Taraji s early life with her single mother, and a father who was always her rock, her best advisor The love of her life was Mark They never married, but they had a son, Marcell, together They might have married, but Mark showed his abusive streak only one time, and Taraji would not have it She knew he was capable of hitting her again They raised Marcell together Her theater training at Howard University was just the beginning of a fruitful career The part that raised her expectations the most was in the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, in which a baby is born as an old man and becomes younger as he ages Henson earned her first big movie salary from that movie, which starred Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett And she won an Oscar for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role.A lot of the book covers Henson s relationships with other actors actresses, and goes into the long standing issue of equal pay for female actors Even A listers like Jennifer Lawrence finally had to speak out about the lack of equal pay, when many women are afraid of being black listed Even Tyler Perry stepped in to give Henson a substantial role with equal pay.It s a decent book I could tell which chapters were written by a ghost writer