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Taraji P. Henson/Around the Way Girl

Yup It's another Cookie.  This Time Cookie Lyon!

Weschester Community College
Hankin Academic Arts Building
75 Grasslands Road.
Valhalla, NY, 10595
Doors Open: 11:00am-3:00PM
Event Time: 12:0PM-2:00PM
Cost: (Each Guest receives a signed copy of her new memoir)
VIP Reception $125.00  
General Admission: $75.00


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From Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe winner, Taraji P. Henson, comes an inspiring and funny book about family, friends, the hustle required to make it from DC to Hollywood, and the joy of living in your own truth. 
With a sensibility that recalls her beloved screen characters, including Yvette, Queenie, Shug, and the iconic Cookie from Empire, yet is all Taraji, the screen actress writes of her family, the one she was born into and the one she created. She shares stories of her father, a Vietnam vet who was bowed but never broken by life's challenges, and of her mother who survived violence both in the home and on DC's volatile streets. Here too she opens up about her experiences as a single mother, a journey some saw as a burden but which she saw as a gift. 
Around the Way Girl is also a classic actor's memoir in which Taraji reflects on the world-class instruction she received at Howard University and the pitfalls that come with being a black actress. With laugh-out-loud humor and candor, she shares the challenges and disappointments of the actor's journey and shows us that behind the red carpet moments, she is ever authentic. She is at heart just a girl in pursuit of her dreams.


Event date: 
Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Event address: 
Weschester Community College
75 Grasslands Rd
Valhalla, NY 10595

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Event | by Dr. Radut