by Kerry Washington
In this remarkable memoir, the Emmy Award-winning actor and activist provides an intimate view into both her public and private worlds as she chronicles her life’s journey thus far, sharing how she discovered her truest self and, with it, a deeper sense of belonging. Kerry Washington describes how she went from a young girl growing up in the Bronx to an actor making her way in white Hollywood, all while believing that she didn’t belong in her own family. Astonishingly, it took an intervention by historian Henry Louis Gates for her to learn the truth about her family. This book has been praised by a multitude of distinguished writers including Isabel Wilkerson, the author of Caste, who called it “exquisitely moving.”
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