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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: HarperAudio

Date: October 2017

Duration: 7 hours 49 minutes


Nominated for the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work
Named a Best Book of the Year by The Root
Chosen by Emma Straub as a Best New Celebrity Memoir
“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.


  • 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.

  • Traci W

    I love your truths! This book is such an amazing eye opener. It activated the suppressed feeling for healing. You know your worth, you are worth it!!! TWS

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Carolina G.

    This book was refreshing! Gabrielle reminds us that she too is flawed, and that it’s okay to be raw! As a step mother myself I love that she divulged into the nitty gritty details that no one wants to talk about it this role, bravo Gabrielle!

  • Lilian T.

    I enjoyed this immensely. A very real read that will have you laughing, nodding your head in agreement with an “oh yeah” to follow and getting all up in your feelings right along with the narrator. Didn’t want the book to end.

  • Lisa C.

    Love it. Really raw in places, beautifully read- cuss words and all.

  • Alexis R.

    An amazing insight into your world, what you dealt with, experienced, learned and overcame. Thank you for this gift of authenticity!

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