Year 12, Book 79

79. We’re Going to Need More Wine: Stories by Gabrielle Union

It seems like celebrity memoir essay books have become a dime a dozen in the last few years. Gabrielle Union’s book takes this genre to a new level though. She gets deeply honest about both her life and uses her own experiences to address very real issues existing in our world today. In addition to her career, she talks about her rape as a teenager, miscarriages, a failed marriage, feminism, and racism.

Even though Union tackles some really hard subjects in this book she does it in a positive way trying to look forward and think about what she can do to make help make the world a better place while encouraging others to do likewise. I really enjoyed this book and found it a nice variation on the normal humorous essay celebrity memoir. I give it an 8 out of 10.

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