VIOLA DAVIS is an internationally acclaimed actress and producer, known for her exceptional performances in television shows like 'How to Get Away with Murder' and movies like 'Fences' and 'The Help.' She is the winner of an Academy Award, an Emmy Award, and two Tony Awards, and in 2021 she won a Screen Actors Guild award for her role in 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom'.
Here's what she has to say about her memoir:
"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."
An Editor’s Summary: "What advice would you give to a twenty-something years old if they wanted to know how to improve themselves and make a positive contribution to society?" This is the question that drives the latest efforts by shoe shiner come author Jamal Lancelot Adams. In #60for1, J.L. Adams is at it again as the humble shoe shiner who asks the important questions about life, love, and God. Dip your cup into the deep well of knowledge that springs forth from Adams's customers, as he waxes philosophic with them while shining up there shoes. Gathered from the endless parade of customers that visit Adams on a daily basis in JFK Airport Terminal 5, he has meticulously sifted through hours upon hours of advice and distilled them down to the 60 most inspiring and beautifully effective (and sometimes surprisingly simple) nuggets of truth. It really does take all kinds of people to make the world turn and you can meet most right there in the shoeshine chair. #60for1 is inspiring and re-instills the faith in the human race like no book has ever done before. The no nonsense homespun theories and beliefs from travelers from every corner of the globe make this a compulsory read for anyone who wants to stay on the light, right, and positive side of life.