The Mother of Black Hollywood by Jenifer Lewis audiobook

The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir

By Jenifer Lewis
Read by Jenifer Lewis

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062410405

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781538456248

  • ISBN: 9781538456224

  • ISBN: 9781538456231

Runtime: 10.78 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

AudioFile Magazine Earphones Award Winner

The "Mega Diva" and legendary star of Black-ish looks back on her memorable journey to fame and the unforgettable life lessons she learned along the way.

Jenifer Lewis keeps it real in this provocative and touching memoir by a mid-western girl with a dream whose journey from poverty to Hollywood will move, shock, and inspire listeners.

Told in the audacious voice her fans adore, Jenifer describes a road to fame made treacherous by dysfunction and undiagnosed mental illness, including a sex addiction. Yet, supported by loving friends and strengthened by "inner soldiers," Jenifer never stopped entertaining and creating.

We watch as Jenifer develops icon status stemming from a series of legendary screen roles as the sassy, yet loveable, mama or auntie. And we watch as her emotional disturbances, culminating in a breakdown while filming The Temptations movie, launch her on a continuing search for answers, love, and healing.

Written with no-holds-barred honesty, this gripping memoir is filled with insights gained through a unique life that offers a universal message: "Love yourself so that love will not be a stranger when it comes."

From her first taste of applause at five years old to landing on Broadway within eleven days of graduation and ultimately achieving success in movies, television and global concert halls, Jenifer reveals her outrageous life story with lots of humor, a few regrets and most importantly, unbridled joy. Candid, warm and wonderfully inspiring, The Mother of Black Hollywood intimately reveals the heart of a woman who lives life to the fullest.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Jenifer Lewis is a natural comedienne in the spirit of Lucille Ball. Inventive, smart, and all her bones are ‘funny bones.’” Taraji P. Henson
“Frank, funny, and uplifting, capturing the singer’s authentic voice, her humor, and her profound and bold capacity for resilience.” Publishers Weekly
“Lewis’ years of journaling and knack for recall make for a rowdy, funny, and emotional exploration of her ascendance as a Hollywood matriarch.” Booklist
“[A] national treasure.” TV Guide online, praise for the author

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Author

Author Bio: Jenifer Lewis

Author Bio: Jenifer Lewis

Jenifer Lewis has made more than three hundred television and film appearances and currently stars on the hit show Black-ish. Her unique voice is adored by Disney fans worldwide as “Flo” in Cars 1, 2, and 3, as “Mama Odie” in the Princess and the Frog, and as “Professor Granville” in Big Hero 6. She delivered legendary performances in Think like a Man, Madea’s Family Reunion, What’s Love Got to Do with It, and The Preacher’s Wife. Lewis has performed in four Broadway shows, including Hairspray, and has headlined in more than two hundred concerts and one-woman shows around the world.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 10.78
Audience: Adult
Language: English