We're Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union

We're Going to Need More Wine

By Gabrielle Union

  • Publication Date: 2017-10-17
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
5 Score: 5 (From 157 Ratings)

Book Overview


“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.

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Recent Reviews

  • Great read

    By Shorton227
    This story was a great read.. it was interesting and keep the readers attention. The stories were fun and charming and gave Gabrielle a very human like appeal.
  • Who?

    By MikeBrown2020
    Ahhhh Yeah No!
  • Cant take my eyes away

    By jadeywaddey
    Reading this book help me with understanding Myself more and knowing that I'm not alone! I laughed mostly Gabrielle is so real I feel like I've known her all my life she's amazing I can say so much but this is definitely a book I will recommend reading to everyone
  • Great Read

    By SylPod09
    This was an excellent book. I loved how real she made the book for people.
  • Good not great

    By Dale18wed
    She has a huge chip on her shoulder about race.

    By Getmoneyfast
    Actually, I have the hardcover but the book was GREAT! I highly recommend it to everyone, except children because it gets very RATED-R! She touches on many topics—growing up in a predominately white neighborhood, marriage and relationship issues, losing her V-card, life tips, growing up black in Hollywood, how love could sometimes hurt, and how to deal with toxic family members, and more...
  • Terrible

    By Raul0365
    Read three pages and it was all about being black and about her ace. Flipped a few more pages and still saw all about race. Sorry I wasted my money.
  • Love it!

    By LeeButtaz
    Love it! So relatable. Thank you Gab for writing this. I found myself.
  • Ms. Kayla

    By klh4654
    This is one of the best books I have read this year. Thank you for sharing an intimate look into your life with the world. You are a queen. Never forget that!
  • Best Narration EVER!

    By Live Gemini
    I enjoyed every story... The Self Reflection was so eye opening. It made me acknowledge about myself. I appreciated every word.