Written By: Viola Davis

Narrated By: Viola Davis

Date: April 2022

Duration: 9 hours 15 minutes


Narrated by Viola Davis

In my book, you will meet a little girl named Viola who ran from her past until she made a life-changing decision to stop running forever.

This is my story, from a crumbling apartment in Central Falls, Rhode Island, to the stage in New York City, and beyond. This is the path I took to finding my purpose but also my voice in a world that didn’t always see me.

As I wrote Finding Me, my eyes were open to the truth of how our stories are often not given close examination. We are forced to reinvent them to fit into a crazy, competitive, judgmental world. So I wrote this for anyone running through life untethered, desperate and clawing their way through murky memories, trying to get to some form of self-love. For anyone who needs reminding that a life worth living can only be born from radical honesty and the courage to shed facades and be . . . you.

Finding Me is a deep reflection, a promise, and a love letter of sorts to self. My hope is that my story will inspire you to light up your own life with creative expression and rediscover who you were before the world put a label on you.


  • Lisa B.

    Viola’s memoir was far and away the most brilliantly told story of a life that I have ever heard. To hear it told in her voice feels like a treasure, an unexpected gift just for me. I actually stood up in church on Mother’s Day, being about half way through the book, and told everyone that no matter how criticized we may be or feel as mothers, women, daughters, we criticize ourselves most deeply. I told them about Viola hearing from God that she thanked him for all sorts of things, but that she had never thanked him for making HER. She is beloved, perfection to her Heavenly Father and so are we all. I had tears when I shared because the story she was telling me of learning who she was broke and nurtured my heart all at once. What an incredible blessing to have heard Viola Davis tell me her story. Thank you, Viola!

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  • Anonymous

    This book is awesome!!! Period!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you, Viola. This was a great and very moving ride. Your audiobook is a gift and an embrace to all of us who know trauma by experience. I cried not only once while listening to your life‘s story. Yet you give so much hope and power and joy by owning and sharing all that is you. So again - thank you from the buttom of my heart.

  • JayWalkah

    I absolutely love the book and enjoyed the author's reading of her memoir! Superb‼️

  • Tonya W.

    Excellent depiction, the experience is very vivid!

  • Susan B.

    Throughly enjoyed this book! The fact that Viola was the voice I was hearing made it even better! I have always admired her as a woman, now I admire her even more! I would recommend this to all the women in the world! When we all tell our truths, the world will be a better place! Thank you Viola for telling your truth! Central Falls was a pretty bleak place in 1981…. I know!

  • Anonymous

    great read

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