We’ve all in many ways and for different reasons or the same, dreaded the past year of 2017. We won’t get into those reasons, but there was some good that came out of it. 2018 is here now and it’s time to start over, new beginnings for better decisions, tons of love, and money moves; ode to the hustler of 2017, Cardi B.
Let’s not forget the greatness that these 2017 publications possess while we’re rocking out this year! I wish us all an amazing and prosperous 2018! Some impactful re-reading of the below four couldn’t hurt while embarking on your journey this year. Please, don’t let your new year go by without pulling inspiration from these narratives. They have plenty.
Gabrielle Union’s “We’re Going to Need More Wine”
Gab did not disappoint with this gem here. The book is edgy, fun, unpredictable, and freeing. Gabrielle’s truthfulness is consciously bold and courageous. She talks some very sensitive subject matters all from her personal essays, and she was brave enough to share with the world in hopes that it may save someone else. Her candor is much appreciated. Gabrielle Union is friend in every woman’s head and, girlfriend, all I can say is, go girl! You will fill so full and 100 percent like a new you after reading her story.
Charlamagne Tha God’s “Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It”
@CthaGod granted us our privilege with his candid stories and relatability being black and growing up in the South in a small town, moving to NY, taking off in radio, and becoming the voice he is today. Charlamagne opens up about plenty between these pages and delivers every bit with humor, realism, and honesty, the way that only Lenard McKelvey can. He has a way of coming across to the mass, you either love him or you hate him; and guess what? It makes no difference either way, the controversy is welcomed; he is winning and his brutality has leveraged him to creating this masterful body of work. If you haven’t read it, please do. It’s full of lessons and real life situations that many can attest to; and the title is brilliant.
Tiffany Haddish’s “The Last Black Unicorn”
There is just nothing you can say against everybody’s girl, Tiffany Haddish. Tiff has truly stolen hearts since her biggest debut yet in last year’s biggest selling hit movie, “Girls Trip.” Tiffany is loud, witty, and bold af. She speaks her mind and knows how to play the game in this male-dominated Comedian industry. Her stories are nothing short of amazing as she is. You learn so much more about her and able to understand her way of being. Her wave to be able to smile and overcome adversity is a true testament that there can be sun after rain.
Kevin Hart’s “I Can’t Make This Up: Life Lessons”
Kevin Hart opened up about his life in such a comedic way pouring honesty and sincerity with the pen. Kevin talked about some very close and personal stories regarding his first marriage and its dysfunctions, drinking, arrests, Hollywood, highs, lows, survival, and success. Kevin discusses life and the lessons behind every circumstance that has led him to the height of happiness and accomplishments he has reached to this day.
Each of these memoirs/biographies/tell-alls, no matter what you may call them; each gives us a deeper look into the author’s life and four of our favorite people’s perspective similarly, black, relatable, and comedic. They are all different at the same time, giving us different stories to feel. Their delivery and approach is individually unique and memorable. You wouldn’t want to embark on this year without these fire 2017 vision books.
They all are available on audiobook and narrated by the authors! You won’t be disappointed. You’ll laugh and you’ll cry, but most of all you’ll get your life and see yourself on many of these pages. Not to mention they are all New York Times Bestsellers! They wrote theirs; write your story.
Happy New Year!
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