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Oscar-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe, affectionately known as Gabby, is now adding the “author” title to her dynamic platform with the release of her memoir, called Try Not to Stare.” At age 33, Gabby has managed to tear down Hollywood barriers with her powerful roles in the award-winning movie Precious and most recently playing the beloved character Becky on the popular show Empire.

Even as a new author, Gabby carries a renewed sense of confidence in herself despite the unpleasant things people have done and said to her. She recently told People Magazine:

“I’m writing a book about me; it’s what I was like before I was an actress, what my life is like now that I am now, and if it even matters….I write about hair, I write about clothing, I write about marriage and divorce and relationships … I write about a lot of things I’ve experienced…

Not only has Gabby penned her new book, she’s also lost over 50 pounds in her quest to be even more proud of herself as a superb career woman and as a person! This book looks like it will definitely be inspiring to read.

Check out the behind the scenes from her cover shoot, where we see how animated and fabulous Gabby truly is.

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