Gabourey Sidibe's Memoir Is On Its Way To Teach Us How To Be Awesome

2017 is set to be the year of inspirational sass, as Gabourey Sidibe is publishing a memoir. The Empire actress, and star of the award-winning 2009 film Precious, is bringing out a collection of personal stories to be published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. As yet, the title hasn’t been revealed — but if Sidibe’s feisty tweet history is anything to go by, I’m willing to bet on it being something pretty fierce.

The 32-year-old Sidibe has already built up quite an impressive resumé: not only is she an outstanding actress, she’s also a Kardashian-rivalling selfie-taker, a powerful orator, and an all-round great role model with buckets of self-confidence. Add published author to the mix, and you’ve got yourself a force to be reckoned with.

Sidibe will be writing about all aspects of her personal life: from fame and fortune to depression and her humble beginnings, via a host of no-doubt extraordinary anecdotes like the one where she became a part-time foot model. In a statement issued through her publisher, Sidibe admitted she’s been holding on to stories that are “too long, shady, and impolite to share in interviews,” which she’s now ready to reveal. What I wouldn’t give for a girl’s night out with cocktails and secrets from Sidibe… Unfortunately, I’ll have to wait the two long years along with everybody else.

By the looks of her status updates (anyone else voting for Gabby Sidibe Is Awesome as the book's title?), we could all do with a few lessons in self-confidence from the lovely Gabby. Here’s hoping that when Sidibe’s memoir is released in 2017, we all find ourselves following in her footsteps.

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