We’re Going to Need More Wine (audiobook)

Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True

7.8 hrs • 6 CDs• 1 MP3 CD • Unabridged
Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Target Audience: Adult
Release Date: 10/17/17
Library CD Library Edition CD titles are packaged in an attractive, full-sized, durable vinyl case with full color art. Cloth Sleeves keep compact discs protected and in numerical order. 
- 10/17/17 9781538455388
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MP3 CD MP3-CDs: Come in a durable vinyl case similar to a dvd case. An index of contents and tracking information are included within the Mp3-CD format. MP3's can be played on any compatible CD player 
- 10/17/17 9781538455395
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In the spirit of Amy Poehler’s Yes Please and Lena Dunham’s Not That Kind of Girl, 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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“As she treats listeners to her honest, soul-baring story, Union pauses during the tough moments and laughs out loud during the happy ones. She becomes giddy and talks fast when sharing a story about sneaking out as a teen. Her voice becomes hoarse with shock as she shares revelations about not wanting to be different while growing up…The actress’ touching personal stories about race, fame, sexuality, feminism, and family leave a lasting impression.”


“Stunning…an affirmation of [Union’s] uncanny insight and profound capacity for empathy.”

Entertainment Weekly

“[A] thought-provoking, funny, tell-it-like-it-is essay collection.”




“Searing and powerful.”

Washington Post

“I love this woman and her book.”

Mindy Kaling, New York Times bestselling author

“The predilection to go from talking about the latest humiliating sexual position to a debate on politics or racism, that’s exactly what this book felt like to me, an honest conversation with Gabrielle about her life. I appreciate her integrity, love her humor and openness about her life…Go, girl.”

Chelsea Handler, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“If you ever thought, ‘I could be friends with Gabrielle Union,’ then We’re Going to Need More Wine is the book for you. It’s honest, raw, and funny. Union’s vulnerability about her flaws and mistakes, and also pride in her triumphs, will not only make you feel as though you’re seeing yourself reflected, but will also inspire you to be your most authentic self. It makes me excited to see where she is going next as a person and as an author. Give me book number two already, please!”

Phoebe Robinson, New York Times bestselling author

“A hilarious and moving memoir from a natural storyteller. Gabrielle Union explores love, family, trauma, and racial identity in a book that somehow manages to be both heartbreakingly honest and laugh-out-loud funny.”

Brit Bennett, New York Times bestselling author

“Throughout, Union is warm, outspoken, laugh-out-loud funny, and unafraid to reveal painful moments or the versions of herself that had a thing or two to learn…Sure to be a crowd-pleaser, and deservedly so.”

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“Personal, reflective moments that reveal various aspects of an actress and activist’s life.”

Kirkus Reviews