Two Journeys, Memoirs by Gabourey Sidibe and Rosamund Burton

It made the book a combination of spirituality, nature jaunt and fond reminisces, adding up to a pleasing, thoughtful read. The author has a bubbly personality and a down-to-earth attitude. She discusses her issues with body image, dating, depression and eating disorders, but not in a shallow celebrity manner. There was also the dichotomy of early fame, when she was being lauded as the star of “Precious”, but couldn’t afford a dress to wear to award shows. The path mostly goes through fields and woods, but there is one area of rugged hills. There isn’t any showbiz gossip nor tall tales of lavish lifestyles, the focus is on Gabourey’s growth as a human being. I hope that Ms. The road to stardom wasn’t smooth or quick. But repeatedly she finds them protected by fences or barriers. Along the way she visits historical sites, including Bolton Library, which has books going back to Medieval times. Declan’s Way from Cashel to Adrmore. But don’t think it’s laden with doom and gloom, there is much humor; sarcastic, self-deprecating and sometimes silly. She has an immediacy in her descriptions of what she sees and experiences while walking that makes us feel as if we are there too.I especially enjoyed the details of the natural world, whether moss covered trees in a forest or a misty day on a mountain. This is Just My Face:Try Not to Stare by Gabourey Sidibe
This memoir, by the actress best known for playing the lead in the award winning “Precious” film, shows that one can have an eventful life at any age. She is determined to examine a rath, which is a fairy fortress where the “little people” gather. And both enjoyable. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017 256 pp. Her unconventional childhood as the daughter of a mother who is a freelance professional singer, who actually made enough money performing in subway stations in NYC to support her two children(Gabourey has a younger brother with health issues) on a strict budget after divorce. That is only one of the local stories that she conveys without judgement. And the flip side of fame when she was inundated by people asking for loans and favors, followed by the ugliness of people when their expectations weren’t met. She gets lost frequently, sometimes literally going in circles, instead of making progress, something I could relate to, as my sister does that too. Their father is a Senegalese immigrant who didn’t have much rapport with his daughter when she was a child, but she is closer to him as an adult. ISBN 9781741759525
Share this:TwitterFacebookPinterestEmailPrintGoogleLike this:Like Loading… She returns to some of the places she knew when younger and the comparisons to her memories were often quite moving and added a layer of meaning to some of the destinations. Though she’s had quite a career already, including serious films, popular TV series and even directing, one gets the feeling that it’s just the beginning of a distinguished vocation. ISBN-10: 0544786769
Castles, Follies and Four-Leaf Clovers by Rosamund Burton
The author, who was born in Ireland and spent portions of her younger years there, before moving to Australia, returns to undertake a pilgrimage on St. In many ways, the trip was less about a religious pilgrimage, than a nature hike. Though the trip can be done in 3 or 4 days with energetic walking, the author took 3 weeks , often staying with friends for several days along the route. Related At one point Gabourey had a job as a phone sex worker, that chapter is full of surprises. Sidibe continues her writing into the future, periodically updating her story for those of us who cheer her on. Allen & Unwin 2011 270 pp. Her fears are told in a relatable and honest way and makes the reader feel concerned and protective. Two Journeys, Memoirs by Gabourey Sidibe and Rosamund Burton
Recently I read two books that were quite different; one was a memoir, the other a travel book and I was struck at how they each were accounts of a journey, one literally, the other interior.