We're Going to Need More Wine - Gabrielle Union

We're Going to Need More Wine

By Gabrielle Union

  • Release Date: 2017-10-17
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
We're Going to Need More Wine book review score

4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 928 Ratings)

We're Going to Need More Wine Gabrielle Union Book Review Score: ★★★★★ 5/5 stars


Nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work

Named a Best Book of the Year by The Root

Chosen by Emma Straub as a Best New Celebrity Memoir

“A book of essays as raw and honest as anyone has ever produced.” — Lena Dunham, Lenny Letter

In the spirit of Amy Poehler’s Yes Please, Lena Dunham’s Not That Kind of Girl, and Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist, 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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User reviews about this book

  • Amazingly funny and relatesble

    By Carmskiii
    Gabrielle Union did an amazing job with this book. It was both hilarious and serious, made you cry and laugh. While reading the whole book I felt like I was sitting with a girlfriend just listening to her life story. Great job Gabrielle!
  • RAW

    By bcob32
    Amazing book
  • Read it and then read it again.

    By carolinesierra
    If I could rate this book 100 starts I would. I am not a reader, but I was going on a long trip and knew that I needed something to occupy my time. I read this entire book in less than a day. As a 23 year old this taught me the importance of confidence, vulnerability, family, and tribulations. Not every story is perfect, but it’s worth it. 10/10 Gabrielle and thank you. ❤️
  • Well written

    By Phynx-Lynx
    You don’t really know someone until this person opens up his whole life (heart) ... this is what Gabrielle Union... Thanks for sharing your story... I will read this book again
  • Amazing

    By Blah:)
    Every young women or older should read
  • Ah-mazing!

    By marshea chanel
    It’s nice to know that even the famed and fabulous curse, cry and survive like I do!
  • Loved it!

    By Run4love
    I did not want this book to end! Such a good read. I laughed at certain parts and almost cried at others.
  • We are going to need more wine

    By Jmcfro
    Honesty ! I loved it !
  • Honesty and Transparency

    By MsTMick
    Gabrielle reveals ALL in her book! I never expected this. I applaud her for her honesty and transparency. Being brave enough to “go against the grain” of being a Star in Hollywood. Over the years learning to be her “true self” to love and be satisfied.
  • Bomb!

    By Mjherd90
    I love love love the way she told it like it was. A great read i would definitely recommend this 😍 great job Gabrielle love u

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