Finding Me by Viola Davis [Audiobook Review]

Uncover the remarkable story of Viola Davis in the autobiography Finding Me. Get inspired and read my five-star book review!

When you think of Viola Davis, you probably think of her incredible acting ability. But after reading her memoir, Finding Me, you begin to understand Viola Davis, the person. And let me tell you, it’s nothing short of inspiring. She opens up about her life, from her humble beginnings to her rise to stardom; the result is deeply moving. I loved this book. Find out why I gave the book five out of five stars.

In my book, you will meet a little girl named Viola who ran from her past until she made a life-changing decision to stop running forever.

This is my story, from a crumbling apartment in Central Falls, Rhode Island, to the stage in New York City, and beyond. This is the path I took to finding my purpose but also my voice in a world that didn’t always see me.

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. []

What makes Finding Me stand out is Viola’s ability to connect with readers on a personal level. She shares her highs and lows with raw emotion. This book isn’t just a memoir—it’s a motivational guide. Viola’s message is crystal clear: life can throw curveballs, but how we handle them defines us. She encourages us all to live life authentically, just as she does.

I’ve always been a fan of Viola as an actress, but Finding Me made me a super fan of the person. Her resilience and vulnerability shine, and it’s impossible not to admire her even more after reading this book. If you want the full experience, I highly recommend getting the audiobook, which is narrated by Viola herself. Hearing her read the words in her own voice adds even more gravity to her story.

Finding Me by Viola Davis is a must-read for everyone. Viola’s storytelling is top-notch, and her honesty is refreshing.

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