Empire star, Taraji P Henson, has announced her new memoir titled Around The Way Girl which is set to hit bookstores in October.
Our beloved ‘Cookie’ the character she plays in award winning TV series, Empire shared the front and back cover of her book on Instagram, Thursday (May, 12).
In her book, Taraji writes of her family, the one she was born into and the one she created.
She also 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.
Her memoir 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.
In a statement by Simon and Schusters, the publishers of her book, Taraji P Henson wrote:
I love to play all kinds of characters, and I was trained to do exactly that.
But whether it’s Cookie from Empire, Queenie from The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Yvette from Baby Boy, or rocket scientist Katherine Johnson from Hidden Figures, they’re characters.
As for the real me, I’m just a girl who went to Hollywood with my son, $700, and a dream. There were some detours along the way, some heartache, and a whole lot of hustle.
My family, friends, and fans always keep it real with me. Know that I’m going to keep it real with you. Check out my story.
I hope you laugh with me and cry with me and maybe get a little bit inspired.
Source, Instagram, EW, SimonAndSchuster