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Just as I am : a memoir / Cicely Tyson ; with Michelle Burford ; foreword by Viola Davis.

Tyson, Cicely, (author.). Burford, Michelle, (author.). Davis, Viola, 1965- (writer of foreword.).


"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 acress 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 a 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." -- From dust jacket.

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  • ISBN: 9780062931061
  • ISBN: 0062931067
  • ISBN: 9780063072565
  • ISBN: 0063072564
  • Physical Description: xvi, 416 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollinsPublishers, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
A mighty seed / Viola Davis -- This life -- The vow -- String bean -- Church girl -- Transitions -- The other America -- Unspoken -- Ground shifts -- Divinely guided -- Shoulder taps -- Center stage -- Riverside Park -- Going natural -- 1968 -- Rebecca -- Jane Pittman -- Endings and beginnings -- The ladder -- Roots -- Thanksgiving Day -- Threadbare -- Lesson before dying -- A strong harvest -- Trip to bountiful -- When great trees fall -- Just as I am.
Subject: Tyson, Cicely.
Actors > United States > Biography.
African American actors > Biography.
African American women > Biography.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts.
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Cultural, Ethnic & Regional / General.
Tyson, Cicely.
African American actors.
African American women.
United States.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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