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We're Going to Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Gabrielle Union

Narrated By: Gabrielle Union

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: October 2017

Duration: 7 hours 49 minutes


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.


  • Karla C

    So great and inspirational!! She is so strong and I hope she writes more!

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • April G

    Well done with many laugh out loud moments. Thank you "Nicky" for sharing!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Charlene P

    I really enjoy the brutal honesty, made me laugh out loud and raised important issues as well. Nikki is a remarkable and brave lady.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Tarricke M

    I just know she’s one of my best-friends in my head. Always been a fan, and love you for keeping it real. Thanks for sharing with us! Amazing book and great stories.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • E Coe

    Love love LOVE this book. Enjoyed hearing of her truths and how they resembled much of my own life experiences! Such an enjoyable book!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • ROBBI G.

    I throughly enjoyed reading this. I loved that the book was narrated in her voice. It felt like we were having a conversation.

  • Anonymous

    Amazing book. Amazing woman Gabrielle Union is.

  • Traci B.

    Great read, but you can't be squimish or listen with your kids in the car!! I laughed out loud and talking back when she talked about what it's like being a black woman and having those talks with our black sons. So many experiences of my life, as a black girl raised in a white environment, that I completely related to. Gret read, Nikki!!!

  • Lerato D.

    LOVE IT! She was able to highlight issues that some have chose to keep under wraps! She really ‘brought It!’ I hope she will bring many more books.

  • Kalena N.

    I learned a lot about Gabriel Union from reading this book. Great book but it’s not in order. In other words it’s in female style. She jumps around in the book a lot just like us females when we’re telling a story