Just as I Am

Just as I Am

“In her long and extraordinary career, Cicely Tyson has not only succeeded as an actor, she has shaped the course of history.” –President Barack Obama, 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony

"Just As I Am is my truth. It is me, plain and unvarnished, with the glitter and garland set aside. In these pages, I am indeed Cicely, the actress who has been blessed to grace the stage and screen for six decades. Yet I am also the church girl who once rarely spoke a word. I am the teenager who sought solace in the verses of the old hymn for which this book is named. I am a daughter and mother, a sister, and a friend. I am an observer of human nature and the dreamer of audacious dreams. I am a woman who has hurt as immeasurably as I have loved, a child of God divinely guided by His hand. And here in my ninth decade, I am a woman who, at long last, has something meaningful to say.” –Cicely Tyson

Title:Just as I Am
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062931061
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    Just as I Am Reviews

  • Patience K Phillips

    Bought this Hardcover version on January 26 while watching Ms. Tyson being interviewed by Gayle King. As soon as I heard Ms. Tyson published Just As I Am: A Memoir in the course of her speaking immedi...

  • Bree Hill

    ‘Just walking through this life as a Black person, and actually surviving that, was and still is an ovation worthy performance.’I’m so in awe of what I just read and the timeliness of its releas...

  • chantel nouseforaname

    Ms. Cicely Tyson lived a L I F E ! Ms. Tyson has lived through so much and busted open so 👏🏾many 👏🏾doors👏🏾!!! It was a true joy to read this work, she's given us the gift of her stor...

  • Linda Galella

    My mother’s secret wasn’t any single ingredient. Her creations were a symphony of flavors, blended together perfectly with love immeasurably.”That quote was in reference to a broth Cicely Tyson...

  • Read In Colour

    It's fitting that Aretha Franklin's version of Mary, Don't You Weep started playing in the background as I began this review because Aretha was a dear friend of Ms. Tyson and because I found myself cr...

  • Tamyka

    I love Cicely Tyson. She had a long beautiful life and an amazing career. The good thing about this book is the historical, political, and social context mixed within it. She’s lived so long and to ...

  • JoyM

    90 years of wisdom. Beautiful and insightful ...

  • Allison

    Amazing!!! What a life she lived! ...

  • Che

    Cicely Tyson was such as private person. I enjoyed hearing important details about her life. I disliked how she jumped around her timeline, but it's her story to tell. Like others, I never understood ...

  • Ashley Marie

    Stunning. ...