The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir

The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir

The "Mega Diva" and legendary star of Black-ish looks back on her memorable journey to fame and the unforgettable life lessons she learned along the way. Jenifer Lewis keeps it real in this provocative and touching memoir by a mid-western girl with a dream whose journey from poverty to Hollywood will move, shock, and inspire readers. Told in the audacious voice her fans ador The "Mega Diva" and legendary star of Black-ish looks back on her memorable journey to fame and the unforgettable...

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Title:The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir
Author:Jenifer Lewis
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0062410407
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:336 pages pages

The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir Reviews

  • stacia
    Nov 25, 2017
    I love Jenifer Lewis. Always have. So when I found out she'd be releasing a memoir, I immediately added it to my TBR list. This book is, in many ways, exactly what you'd imagine, if you follow Lewis's career. The voice is very authentic; you can tell she penned it all herself. No "as t...
  • Akilah
    Jan 19, 2018
    I listened to the audio version of this, which I highly recommend. It's like sitting in a room with her while she tells you her story. Plus, she sings! So that's fun. I appreciated Lewis's honesty here, especially as she spoke of her sex addiction and bipolar disorder. I *loved* al...
  • Jessica
    Jan 18, 2018
    It is ESSENTIAL that you experience this book as an audio book. What a storyteller. She gives me life. ...
  • Kimberly
    Nov 26, 2017
    She is majestic! This memoir is raw, hysterical, and moving. It was an interesting peek into Black Broadway and Hollywood in the late 70s and 80s. Has anyone written a book about that yet? I need more. Anyhoo, if you read this (and you should,) listen to the audio version. She reads it...
  • Lois Clark-Johnston
    Jan 05, 2018
    This was a quick and easy read. Interesting, funny and at times sad. Mostly lighthearted. I thoroughly enjoyed it and only regret not listening to this as an audiobook. ...
  • Shameka
    Dec 10, 2017
    Do yourself a favor?get the audiobook version and listen to Jenifer Lewis read her memoir! My goodness! This woman is a Black and National treasure!! ...
  • Monique
    Nov 25, 2017
    Beautifully Written Truth I've always loved Jenifer Lewis. I was shocked to read her story. To realize that she dealt with a difficult childhood, numerous romantic relationships, survived college and still conquered Hollywood give me hope for the future. Ms. Lewis's honesty and clea...
  • Shannon
    Nov 28, 2017
    The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir I Picked Up This Book Because: I like Jennifer Lewis and I needed something to listen to on my road trip. The Story: I had NO idea that Jennifer has been in so many productions. Really I hadn?t given much thought to her at all...
  • Ngiste
    Dec 31, 2017
    One of my favorite memoirs of 2017. She speaks with great vulnerability about her journey through therapy, living with bipolar disorder and working through childhood trauma. It?s intimate, hilarious, and scandalous with out being salacious. ...
  • Didi
    Dec 29, 2017
    EXCELLENT memoir! I had the pleasure of reading and listening to the audiobook simultaneously. What a life this entertaining woman has had! I definitely recommend it, especially the audiobook because she is narrating it. ...
  • Venessa
    Dec 16, 2017
    This book was hilarious! Even the more serious parts were told in humorous way. Definitely worth reading if you want to be entertained. ...
  • Nakia
    Jan 01, 2018
    Of the three memoirs I read this year, The Mother of Black Hollywood was my fav. such candor and transparency. Even through sharing her struggles with mental illness, sex addiction and a childhood riddled with poverty and loneliness, Jenifer Lewis is laugh out loud funny. As soon as I ...
  • Orsayor
    Nov 21, 2017
    This book defines what a Memoir should be. No candy coated life stories here! I laughed I cried I sighed Then I laughed some more Then I cried again But most of all... I feel rejuvenated. (In these streets) @jeniferlewisforreal #themotherofblackhollywood #jeniferlewis #L...
  • Michael
    Dec 04, 2017
    It is no secret that I love Jenifer Lewis, she is talented and iconic. Notable films include The Preacher's Wife,Nora's Hair Salon and other syndicated television shows. Not only is she hilarious but I love how blunt she is about life, that is rare with celebrities. Prior to reading th...
  • Latiffany
    Dec 10, 2017
    I love Jenifer Lewis and I loved this book. I have been a fan of Lewis' work for as long as I can remember. I preordered this title the night that I found out about it and the book does not disappoint. I laughed hard through the first few pages. As the story continued and Lewis began t...
  • Kya
    Jan 13, 2018
    Finish and want more. What a great book! Lots of lessons in these pages. Jenifer gives you the lesson with a lot of laughter! It was like having conversations with your cool Aunt, that won't steer you wrong! What a career she's had; continues to have and what a strong woman she is. ...
  • Natasha
    Jan 30, 2018
    I love hearing these celebrities narrating their own stories. Jenifer Lewis is no exception. Her big personality shined through on this audio. I learned a lot about her that I didn't know, which wasn't hard since I don't follow celebs lives. I've only known her to be the Mother of Holl...
  • Alana
    Nov 23, 2017
    Jenifer Lewis has lived a life worth writing about. In this book, she's breathtakingly open and honest about who she is and what she's done while also dropping tiny gems in the funny and sometimes sad stories. ...
  • Deetimes
    Nov 16, 2017
    "The Mother of Black Hollywood: A Memoir" was a very thought-provoking memoir that was funny, inspiring while managing to capture Lewis's true self without being to commercial in Black Hollywood. You will find yourself giggling oftentimes about her life story but crying too with all sh...
  • Jamise | Spines & Vines
    Jan 11, 2018
    "Shoulders back, titties first" - Jenifer Lewis Through triumphs and tragedy Jenifer Lewis keeps it real in this hilarious, laugh out loud, honest, and down to earth memoir. I'm so glad I chose to listen to the audiobook because the true essence of her spirit, her joys and her pains ...
  • Janani
    Dec 08, 2017
    Starkly honest and powerful. She talks about her life, her career, opens up about her BPD and sex addiction, her family and so much more. It's entertaining and hilarious and touching all at the same time. The audiobook narration is a great experience. ...
  • Sharon Fason
    Nov 27, 2017
    This memoir is about the life and crazy times of Jenifer (spelled with one n) Lewis. She is raw, unfiltered, and honest about her transgressions. I loved this book from the beginning to the end - it's very entertaining. ...
  • Elizabeth
    Dec 06, 2017
    Beautifully written book, so honest and raw, yet fun and hilarious. Her storytelling is insightful about bipolar and I?m sure this book is helpful for anyone with mental health issues. ...
  • Krystal
    Jan 14, 2018
    With this exceptional memoir, Jenifer Lewis reached into the depths of her soul to bless readers with this revelatory book of her life! ...
  • Monique
    Dec 07, 2017
    This book started with so much promise. Jenifer Lewis was funny and honest. I enjoyed her antics but then the book took a turn when she started listing all of the people she knew who had died from AIDS. I was listening to the audio version so it sucked all the air out of my car. I had ...
  • Kia Kia
    Dec 16, 2017
    Jenifer MF Lewis performed the hell out of her story!!! I was captivated from the beginning until the end. She seriously took me through every single emotion in this book! Her story and delivery are AMAZING! I STRONGLY encourage you to get the audio version, I can't imagine feeling...
  • Lisa Stein
    Nov 20, 2017
    Heard an interview with Jenifer Lewis on NPR last week, and decided to read this book. It was very well written. A couple of times I wasn't sure of the timeline, but that didn't distract from the magnificent story telling. Warning: language and subject matter can be shocking. ...
  • Veronica
    Nov 15, 2017
    This book was so good! I had finished this book in 2 days! I LOVE this woman!!!! ...
  • Shyiesha
    Jan 22, 2018
    Loved it! I read this in two days and I swear I heard Jenifer's Boisterous voice with each word I read. Ms. Lewis was and still is a character! What I like most about the memoir is that Ms. Lewis was no stranger to failure, but because she believed in herself so much, she never let one...
  • Sakeenah Graham
    Dec 12, 2017
    Do not read this book!! Listen to the audiobook!!! You will do yourself a disservice by not hearing her words from her own mouth. I loved this book. She was of course real and raw but she brought it full circle and I could tell it was a genuine labor of love, to help people and not a B...