We're Going to Need More Wine
A powerful collection of essays about gender, sexuality, race, beauty, Hollywood, and what it means to be a modern woman.
One month before the release of the highly anticipated film The Birth of a Nation, actress Gabrielle Union shook the world with a vulnerable and impassioned editorial in which she urged our society to have compassion for victims of sexual violence. In th...more
She comes out as very approachable through her wonderful writing style. She is detailed and precise, and a skilled story-teller. I could picture everything happening clearly in my mind, and the fact that these stories are all true makes them all the more important.
You see, Gabrielle Union may have grown up in an affluen ...more
I love her movies, I love her show, I loved this book, and I love her as a person.
Gabrielle or Nickie as her her friends and family know her, has been my friend in my head for years. I obviously don't know her in real life but I've always felt that if I met her I would like her. This book has confirmed it.
We're Going To Need More Wine is honest, funny as hell, raw, and smart just like the woman herself. This isn't a memoir or autobiography so if that's what interests you ...more
I’ve never really known what to think of Gabrielle Union. I loved her in Bring it On and Being Mary Jane, but I didn’t know what to think since I've never really been crazy about her. We’re Going To Need More Wine is a collection of stories that are so transparent and real, from stories about infertility, rape to racism and Hollywood. I was surprised by how candid she is. There’s heartbreaking moments, funny moments and moments where you can just relate. Love the title ...more
I know of Gabrielle Union. I'm an African American woman and have been watching and obsessing over her since I was a teen. She's been in so many movies (Bring it On, 10 Th ...more
Gabrielle was rather honest about where she is from, where she's been, and where she hopes she is headed. Some of it is funny, some were sad but all of it was candid.
I feel like most of Being Miss Jane is based loosely on Gabrielle's life. It is a reminder that celebrities are just humans who have all the same tragedies, work places struggles, and need for privacy like everyone. I enjoyed it and wish her all the success in her life.
My experience with Gabriele Union has been through the movie or tv roles she played and I only started paying attention to her a few years ago. Her characters always appeared so in control of everything: their emotions, careers and love lives. I was always in awe of the women she was playing.
Reading this book felt like I was having a conversation with her. Such a c ...more
It’s clear by the end of the book that there were certain topics she wasn’t going to speak on (and that’s 100% her right). I felt it did a disservice to the reader to omit those items, but - be ...more
I've liked Gabrielle Union since I was a young teenager, even though I've never really known that much about her.
This book - a series of chapters detailing varying moments in her life from childhood, to her present day adulthood and celebrity status - helped to confirm that I had been right all along. She is a fierce.
Written in a comfortable conversational tone, it's almost as if Gabrielle sat down to write to me personally. To tell me about growing up in a predominantly white neighbourhood ...more
If you want a book that is really by a feminist and someone with a brain, this is the book for you. I can't say that I have seen every movie or tv show in Union's body of work, but she is one of those actors who I always seriously conside ...more
And I am glad I did!
Gabrielle Union is amazingly open and willing to share the parts of her life that have caused her the most pain and shame (among happy times, too), and she does it engagingly and with zero judgement for either herself or her reader.
Like Trevor Noah's Born a Crime, this is more a collection of essays organized around a timeline of experiences than a linear autobiography. Gabrielle ...more
On top of being someone you just want to befriend, Union weaves sto ...more
Man, these short essays are required reading. Union, bravely and boldly, tells her story in vignettes about aspects of her life and in turn, subtly yet forcefully, ...more
I never saw Gabrielle Union as one that would crack my sides open with laughter. Trust. Not a glass of wine spilled as I read.
Read this book. Listen to the audiobook, which she narrates, as soon as possible. But, before that, get your favorite bottle or box and sip fondly.