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Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 6 Inch (W) x 1.44 Inch (D)
Weight: 1 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover
Genre: Biography + Autobiography
Sub-Genre: Personal Memoirs
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Author: Cicely Tyson
Language: English
Street Date: January 26, 2021
TCIN: 80038374
UPC: 9780062931061
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-9040
Origin: Made in the USA

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About the Book



"Just As I Am is my truth. It is me, plain and unvarnished, with the glitter and garland set aside. In these pages, I am indeed Cicely, the actress who has been blessed to grace the stage and screen for six decades. Yet I am also the church girl who once rarely spoke a word. I am the teenager who sought solace in the verses of the old hymn for which this book is named. I am a daughter and mother, a sister, and a friend. I am an observer of human nature and the dreamer of audacious dreams. I am a woman who has hurt as immeasurably as I have loved, a child of God divinely guided by His hand. And here in my ninth decade, I am a woman who, at long last, has something meaningful to say"--



Book Synopsis



"In her long and extraordinary career, Cicely Tyson has not only succeeded as an actor, she has shaped the course of history." -President Barack Obama, 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremony

Just As I Am is my truth. It is me, plain and unvarnished, with the glitter and garland set aside. In these pages, I am indeed Cicely, the actress who has been blessed to grace the stage and screen for six decades. Yet I am also the church girl who once rarely spoke a word. I am the teenager who sought solace in the verses of the old hymn for which this book is named. I am a daughter and mother, a sister, and a friend. I am an observer of human nature and the dreamer of audacious dreams. I am a woman who has hurt as immeasurably as I have loved, a child of God divinely guided by His hand. And here in my ninth decade, I am a woman who, at long last, has something meaningful to say." -Cicely Tyson




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"This book is Ms. Tyson's abundant treasure to each of us: her life, in her words, just as she is. She shares truths usually whispered between close friends in the dim light of a back bedroom, those candid declarations not often spoken aloud. And she tells her story the way only a black woman can: in all of its dazzling authenticity, heels off and voice undulating, shifting between anguish and exuberance. The art of acting is the art of exposing, an emotional unveiling before others. Ms. Tyson is as revelatory on these pages as she has been on the stage. ---- Viola Davis, Academy, Tony, and Emmy award-winning actress and producer
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5.0 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews
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9 recommendations

Masterpiece

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Marie - 3 months ago, Verified purchaser
This is likely the best autobigraphy I've ever read. It is filled with inspiration, wisdom and ilfe lessons for everyone. Such a jewel as was Ms. Tyson.
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Powerful

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Kathleen Goree - 3 months ago
This is the best autobiography I've ever read. Michelle Burford made me feel as if I was sitting there as Ms Tyson told her story. This book is a gift worth giving.
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Worth The Purchase

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Netta Jaye - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
I'm so excited I was finally able to purchase this book. So far, I'm loving it & I appreciate all that Ms. Cicely Tyson has done for women of color.
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amazing story!

5 out of 5 stars
eyenah - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
This book is by far my favorite book I’ve read this year and I haven’t even finished it yet! Ms. Tyson created and lived through so much history; it’s a privilege to read it through her eyes. I absolutely love it!
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Great Book!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
AmberG - 2 years ago
I checked this book out at my library first, now I’m purchasing to add to my collection. This book is absolutely amazing, Ms. Tyson shares so much of her life that I wasn’t aware of. It’s a must read
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Just As I Am

5 out of 5 stars
S Dandridge - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Miss Cicely Tyson Was a great actor and her book speaks for it self period !
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Awesome

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Nicole - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Book was sold out everywhere. Thanks to Target my dad received it just in time. Purchased as a birthday gift and he’s enjoying it.
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Amazing!!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
FAB05 - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Got this for a gift for my mom and she was beyond excited! Perfect for any Cicely Tyson fan!
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Book

5 out of 5 stars
Janice - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Powerful read would recommend
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A priceless memoir

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
DMW - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
I listened to the audible but had to buy the hardcopy as well to remember her legacy!
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Amazing Book By An Amazing Soul!

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Beauty - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Let me say that I grew up watching all of Miss Cicely Tyson’s movies. My (adult) daughters also love her movies. This book is all of who she is/was...Brilliant, determined, resilient, hardworking, gifted, beautiful, a fighter, a leader, a queen, a believer in herself and in others. She lived a full life. Job well done!!!
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Awesome Book

5 out of 5 stars
Jewels - 2 years ago
Very interesting and powerful reflection of this icon.
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Powerful

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
Nef - 2 years ago
“Just As I Am” is a powerful story of a life well lived by one of America’s most revered and loved actresses - Ms. Cicely Tyson.
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awesomeness

5 out of 5 stars
TCB - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
An Icon who will never be forgotten, Rest in Style for all eternity Ms. Tyson.
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