When you wonder what plans you got for later, then remember you are reading this juicy book. That’s me lotsa times.
We’re going to need more wine. Yes, that’s a book title.
It got me thinking;
We look at celebrities, rich people and imagine that’s what goals in life are, that they don’t have troubles, that life for them has been a smooth ride. Thing is, some of them lead fake lives to satisfy us the fans and the gossip segments of the many shows, magazines and blogs.
But some, they get real. They tell you as it is. And something about telling someone the truth; they(gossip segments, fans) no longer have something to attack you with. Gabrielle Monique Union serves this just right in her first book.It has to be the most intriguing real life experiences book I have come across.
That’s me after finishing the 188 paged book by Being Mary Jane Queen, Gabrielle Monique Union.
Some people don’t know she is a writer too so let me break it to you.
We’re going to need more wine is a 2017 book production by this powerful woman with 45 years up her sleeve.
A contact whom I met while on a trip sent me the book on WhatsApp and I said I’d try read it. Try? He asked. To which I promised to actually read it.
First day I read upto acknowledgement and toc(table of content) and was like, what’s so special about it anyway.
Second day, I decided to read while on my way to work and I haven’t put it down unless when really necessary. In three days, I have finished reading cover to cover.
Talking about covers, this one speaks volumes of Gabrielle. I like her even more from the cover. She doesn’t try too hard. She portrays happy. Holding her glass of wine. Which I agree we, the readers are going to need more of .
It’s a lot to take in especially if you haven’t experienced racism like she has, or if you have had few to none sexual partners. Woman loves sex!
About We’re Going To Need More Wine
It’s a personal biography about her whole life ever since she came on earth 45 years ago. I know, second time am saying her age, I mean, she looks too good to be. She narrates her childhood, how she learns her sexuality as early as age 6 and starts masturbating. Goes to a mostly white school and nigger is a teaser name used on her by the white kids. She visits her relatives often in Omaha while on school holidays and learns another life. The thug life.
As growing up has it, she wants to be liked by boys but proves a hustle. The skin color being a contributor. On top of that, the worst thing that could possibly happen to a girl happens to her during a robbery.
She speaks about her relationships: I would call her experiences a tornado. There is a lot of boyfriends, a lot of sex then her first husband and current husband whom she refers to as Poopy. Oh and she owns a dog who understands her loads.
Her career growth is featured too but not more than her as a person living through life’s everyday hussle. The hustle of a black woman in a white community, community where racism is still a major issue. Where cops will stop you when called on and search you just because some insecure racist person saw you and your skin colour walk through their neighbourhood.
This is not even close to what you’ll find in the book, so let me do you justice and advice you to go get it.
After reading it, I got to say, I love her. And I can imagine if I ever meet her in person, we will actually hold a conversation because I feel like I know her. And she is real. Real is rare and above all, sexy.
I haven’t done Mary Jane but now I’ll be sure to start season 1 all the way faithfully till the end since it will be like me watching my friend play a big series. Which I will do a review once done. From reading the about of this series, it is similar to part of her life in her book. It is also partly similar to the Tyler Perry movie Acrimony. Wanna find out how, well get to it already.
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