We're Going to Need More Wine - Gabrielle Union

We're Going to Need More Wine

By Gabrielle Union

  • Release Date: 2017-10-17
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 207 Ratings)
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“A book of essays as raw and honest as anyone has ever produced.” — Lena Dunham, Lenny Letter

In the spirit of Amy Poehler’s Yes Please, Lena Dunham’s Not That Kind of Girl, and Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist, 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 the wake of rape allegations made against director and actor Nate Parker, Union—a forty-four-year-old actress who launched her career with roles in iconic ’90s movies—instantly became the insightful, outspoken actress that Hollywood has been desperately awaiting. With honesty and heartbreaking wisdom, she revealed her own trauma as a victim of sexual assault: "It is for you that I am speaking. This is real. We are real."

In this moving collection of thought provoking essays infused with her unique wisdom and deep humor, Union uses that same fearlessness to tell astonishingly personal and true stories about power, color, gender, feminism, and fame. Union tackles a range of experiences, including bullying, beauty standards, and competition between women in Hollywood, growing up in white California suburbia and then spending summers with her black relatives in Nebraska, coping with crushes, puberty, and the divorce of her parents. Genuine and perceptive, Union bravely lays herself bare, uncovering a complex and courageous life of self-doubt and self-discovery with incredible poise and brutal honesty. Throughout, she compels us to be ethical and empathetic, and reminds us of the importance of confidence, self-awareness, and the power of sharing truth, laughter, and support.


  • Outstanding!

    By Dr. Angelica Hardee
    This is the best book I’ve read in a long time. Laughing, crying it was extremely well written and made me love Gabrielle Union even more, thank you for providing us with the REAL, relatable writing that mimic our lives. Thank you for being honest and telling your truth.
  • A Good Read

    By internetchanelle
    The stories were funny, interesting and sometimes poignant. While at times I found them wordy and tangential, the points would circle back by the end and I realized that there were lessons to be learned from each story and that explained the verbosity of the stories. I had to look up a lot of the references but I learned a lot about one of the faces I had known so long and who helped me recognize myself in media. This was also the first book I’ve successfully finished since having a baby and it’s given me hope that a good subject can always get you through to the end if it’s really good. I liked getting to hear her stories from her own mouth, without them feeling frivolous like a tabloid read. A good read overall. Also, that title was genius—whoever thought of it, I thank you. Because, wine.
  • Great read

    By Shorton227
    This story was a great read.. it was interesting and keep the readers attention. The stories were fun and charming and gave Gabrielle a very human like appeal.
  • Who?

    By MikeBrown2020
    Ahhhh Yeah No!
  • Cant take my eyes away

    By jadeywaddey
    Reading this book help me with understanding Myself more and knowing that I'm not alone! I laughed mostly Gabrielle is so real I feel like I've known her all my life she's amazing I can say so much but this is definitely a book I will recommend reading to everyone
  • Great Read

    By SylPod09
    This was an excellent book. I loved how real she made the book for people.
  • Good not great

    By Dale18wed
    She has a huge chip on her shoulder about race.

    By Getmoneyfast
    Actually, I have the hardcover but the book was GREAT! I highly recommend it to everyone, except children because it gets very RATED-R! She touches on many topics—growing up in a predominately white neighborhood, marriage and relationship issues, losing her V-card, life tips, growing up black in Hollywood, how love could sometimes hurt, and how to deal with toxic family members, and more...
  • Terrible

    By Raul0365
    Read three pages and it was all about being black and about her ace. Flipped a few more pages and still saw all about race. Sorry I wasted my money.
  • Love it!

    By LeeButtaz
    Love it! So relatable. Thank you Gab for writing this. I found myself.