Viola Davis reveals the bold cover for her memoir Finding Me: ‘My Life. My story. My words’
Viola Davis looks fearless as she unveiled the cover for her memoir Finding Me.
The Oscar-winner took to Instagram to talk about the book, which is set for release April 26th, 2022
‘My Life. My story. My words. I’m so excited to share the cover of my book, FINDING ME!’ she wrote along a snap of the cover, which featured a black and white close-up of the star.
Cover star: Viola Davis unveiled the cover for her memoir Finding Me on Tuesday
Viola continued her caption thanking Oprah Daily for helping with the cover reveal and ‘sharing this milestone with me.’
‘I can’t wait to share with all of you!’ she went on.
Talking about the project upon its announcement this past July, Davis told the Associated Press: ‘I believe that our stories, and the courage to share them, is the most powerful empathetic tool we have.
‘This is my story … straight no chaser.’
According to publisher Harper Collins: ‘Finding Me is Viola Davis’ story, in her own words, and spans her incredible, inspiring life, from her coming-of-age in Rhode Island to her present day.’
Her words: ‘My Life. My story. My words. I’m so excited to share the cover of my book, FINDING ME!’ she wrote along a snap of the cover, which featured a black and white close-up of the star. She’s seen at the 2021 Oscars above
‘Hers is a story of overcoming, a true hero’s journey. Deeply personal, brutally honest, and riveting, Finding Me is a timeless and spellbinding memoir that will capture hearts and minds around the globe.’
Viola overcame an impoverished upbringing in Rhode Island living in apartments that were lonely, ‘condemned and rat-infested.’
‘I was one of those people that everyone knew, but I didn’t have a lot of friends. I didn’t date or do any of that stuff. I was overweight and very, very shy,’ Davis told People in 2017.
‘I was definitely not a snazzy dresser and definitely didn’t wear make-up. I would jump in trash bins with maggots looking for food, and I would steal from the corner store because I was hungry.’
A lifetime: According to publisher Harper Collins ‘Finding Me is Viola Davis’ story, in her own words, and spans her incredible, inspiring life, from her coming-of-age in Rhode Island to her present day’
Determination: Viola (R) earned a full scholarship to Rhode Island College, thanks to federal program TRIO Upward Bound, and went on to the prestigious Julliard School
The How to Get Away with Murder producer-star earned a full scholarship to Rhode Island College, thanks to federal program TRIO Upward Bound, and went on to the prestigious Julliard School.
‘It took many years of getting knocked down and getting back up to finally say, “Okay, I think I’m pretty tough. I’ve got this,”‘ Viola told the mag.
‘I was always looking for a way to express what was in me, my thoughts, and I found it through theater, so that was where I thrived. [Otherwise] I probably would have imploded.’
HarperOne president and publisher Judith Curr called Davis ‘a powerful truth teller — through her work on stage and screen, as well as in her life.’
She went on, saying: ‘I’m looking forward to working with her on a book that powerfully reveals the risk and danger for a Black woman living in the fullness of her talents and gifts — and the reward and freedom that comes with it.’
Finding me is available for pre-order and will be released on April 26th 2022.