Finding Me: A Memoir: A Memoir of Self-Discovery and Radical Honesty



"It's clear from the first page that Davis is going to serve a more intimate, unpolished account than is typical of the average (often ghost-written) celebrity memoir; Finding Me reads like Davis is sitting you down for a one-on-one conversation about her life, warts and all."--USA Today

"[A] fulfilling narrative of struggle and success....Her gorgeous storytelling will inspire anyone wishing to shed old labels."--Los Angeles Times

In my book, you will meet a little girl named Viola who ran from her past until she made a life-changing decision to stop running forever.

This is my story, from a crumbling apartment in Central Falls, Rhode Island, to the stage in New York City, and beyond. This is the path I took to finding my purpose but also my voice in a world that didn't always see me.

As I wrote Finding Me, my eyes were open to the truth of how our stories are often not given close examination. We are forced to reinvent them to fit into a crazy, competitive, judgmental world. So I wrote this for anyone running through life untethered, desperate and clawing their way through murky memories, trying to get to some form of self-love. For anyone who needs reminding that a life worth living can only be born from radical honesty and the courage to shed facades and be . . . you.

Finding Me is a deep reflection, a promise, and a love letter of sorts to self. My hope is that my story will inspire you to light up your own life with creative expression and rediscover who you were before the world put a label on you.

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304 pages

Average rating: 8.64




Community Reviews

Jul 10, 2024
9/10 stars
Incredible story
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Jun 29, 2024
this one have picked up and put down
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jane boxwell
Apr 25, 2024
Top 10 celeb memoirs
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Mar 08, 2024
9/10 stars
"𝑰 𝒌𝒏𝒆𝒘 𝒎𝒚 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒖𝒍𝒅 𝒃𝒆 𝒂 𝒇𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕, 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑰 𝒓𝒆𝒂𝒍𝒊𝒛𝒆𝒅 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔: 𝑰 𝒉𝒂𝒅 𝒊𝒕 𝒊𝒏 𝒎𝒆." 𝔽𝕚𝕟𝕕𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕄𝕖 - Vᴵᴼᴸᴬ Dᴬᴠᴵs ⭐ ( 9 / 10 ) 𝘍𝘪𝘯𝘥𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘔𝘦 is the story of a little girl named Viola who ran from her past until she made a life-changing decision to stop running forever. I loved everything. Imma tell you why soonish about why I took half a star and it's petty, I know it but it's how I feel. Memoirs are not my cup of tea. Will i throw one in every now and then yes. Do I love them no, BUT if I'm gonna pick it up, I'm gonna do it by Audiobook and only if it's the author reading it themselves cause they read it the way they want it shared and sometimes add some lil quips that make you fall out COCKSUCKER MOTHER FUCKER made me fall out. I was in from there and that was the first sentence of the first chapter. I love that she starts as a child and manages to intertwine that little girl throughout the book giving POVs of what she experienced as a child and get view on it now. How Hollywood black or white treats dark skinned women, the poorhouse her family and their trauma. Therapy sessions I feel is a little intrusive but I'm nosy so I read it. The awards she won and the look into plays and how she got through them and movies... Thank you lordt for explaining Doubt because girl you got so much side eye for that roll from me. How she met her man, her baby and how much her mama likes mimosas. They're good! What I did not enjoy was the ending. It felt, to me, like she didn't know what she wanted to do with it. It just kept going like she was finding her no pun intended but i get it. Endings are hard, but even still. I kinda chop it up to get story is still being written it still felt a little off. All and all though. I loved the book and yes maybe I'm biased. Idc I'll take it. Go pick it up. 𝔽𝕚𝕟𝕕 𝕐𝕠𝕦𝕣𝕤𝕖𝕝𝕗 ℝ𝕖𝕒𝕕𝕚𝕟𝕘, 𝘑𝘢𝘺 𝘔𝘢𝘺 𝘖𝘶𝘵
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Feb 15, 2024
7/10 stars
It was slow and took me about 3 months to read but it was very inspiring. The way she explained everything is def not something you would expect.
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