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This Is Just My Face
256 pages; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
A bubbly memoir by the Precious and Empire star that brims with winning anecdotes: an extreme hair-dye mishap, an excruciating blind date with a cabbie. But it's Sidibe's heartfelt exploration of insecurity and depression that makes us love her.
— Hamilton Cain, Natalie Beach, Erin Vanderhoof