We're Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union

We're Going to Need More Wine

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “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,...

Details We're Going to Need More Wine

TitleWe're Going to Need More Wine
Release DateOct 17th, 2017
PublisherDey Street Books
GenreNonfiction, Writing, Essays, Audiobook, Biography, Biography Memoir, Autobiography, Memoir

Reviews We're Going to Need More Wine

  • Erin
    I love Gabrielle Union! I love her movies, I love her show, I loved this book, and I love her as a person.Gabrielle or Nickie as her her friends and family know her, has been my friend in my head for years. I obviously don't know her in real life but I've always felt that if I met her I would like her. This book has confirmed it. We're Going To Need More Wine is honest, funny as hell, raw, and smart just like the woman herself. This isn't a memoi...
  • Reading in Black & White
    I was kind of surprised by how honest and transparent Gabrielle was in this collection of essays. It is important to note that these are essays so don't expect a full memoir, and with that being said, not all details of her life were given and some things were completely left out. Some essays are hysterical, some are heartbreaking, and others hit close to home. We're Going to Need More Wine is the perfect title as this book touched on a number of...
  • Read In Colour
    Very open & honest, Gabrielle Union is not just a pretty face. She's really smart and really funny and now I want to be her BFF.
  • Michael
    Gabrielle Union had me laughing so loud reading this memoir. I knew that she was a talented actress, but I had no idea that was so funny and had a rough life. Usually when you see people in Hollywood, the perception that you have of them are that they are 'perfect' without flaws. However this book unveiled a lot of things about Union life that I had no prior knowledge of. Things such as being discriminated based on the color of her skin, bullying...
  • Ezinwanyi
    Gabrielle was rather honest about where she is from, where she's been, and where she hopes she is headed. Some of it is funny, some were sad but all of it was candid. I feel like most of Being Miss Jane is based loosely on Gabrielle's life. It is a reminder that celebrities are just humans who have all the same tragedies, work places struggles, and need for privacy like everyone. I enjoyed it and wish her all the success in her life.
  • Monica **can't read fast enough**
    This was so good! Union is honest, raw, and uninhibited in this memoir! Review to come.
  • Trish
    Celebrity memoirs are a special breed of animal. Considering how much speculation goes on around celebrity lives in the tabloids, it must be nice to be able to steer the conversation, and admit or deny things of which they have been accused. Gabriela Union keeps it lively; to my sensibility she appears fearless. Forty-five years old now, I suppose it is not too early for her to tell all. She is happily married, her work is widely admired and keep...
  • Evette
    I thought I was done reading celebrity memoirs. I've read Gabourey Sidibe's, Shonda Rhimes', Phoebe Robinson's and countless others, and all of them were good, but I thought I'd had my fill. Gabrielle Union proved me wrong. Her memoir in essays is absolutely incredible. It's bitingly funny, but also sobering as Union delves into so many different subjects, including rape, PTSD, racism, colorism, and metastatic breast cancer. By far, "We're Going ...
  • Isabel Jones
    This woman is a national fucking treasure
  • Luvvie
    I just read this whole book in 4 hours in 1 sitting. It was so honest. So vulnerable. So real. Also funny. Could not have been easy to write cuz she really puts herself on the stand. This is so good. Loved it. Gabby did that!
  • Miss Fabularian
    Can't wait for book club! I have so many feelings.
  • Seymone
    She spoke to the nuances of my life. I loved this memoir!!! Will reread and take my time with her words.
  • Andre
    If you are looking for a memoir in the strictest sense, this is not that book. If you are seeking a book of essays in the sense of argument presentation, again this is not that book. And that's a good thing, because what this is, as the subtitle states are stories from the accomplished Gabrielle Union, which works out absolutely fine. And these stories run the gamut from the personal to the professional. She tells stories about race, gender, feel...
  • Lekeisha The Booknerd
    This book is so relevant. So relevant, that it needs to be passed around and be required reading for young black girls. And hey, I know that a lot of females, not matter your race (and males, if I'm to be honest) can relate to these stories. True stories. Like, this stuff is so honest that I cringed at certain points. Gabrielle lays it all out on the table. Some stories are even funny (I hope you never see Queeshaun again, Gabby), and then there ...
  • Cherrelle Shelton
    Gabrielle Union was funny and honest in her collection of essays. There were parts of her book where I laughed, where I teared up, and where I said "I know that's right!" out loud ☺ She was so relatable, explaining situations that I kind of thought I was alone in. I already loved her as an amazing actress, but this book made me love her even more. Gabrielle Union was funny and honest in her collection of essays. There were parts of her book w...
  • Natalie
    I cannot emphasize enough on the importance and relevance of these stories to everyone. there is so much to relate to. Reading this I started to feel that it was okay to be some type of way. There was so much honesty, my heart broke on some parts, other times I laughed so hard I could not explain to anyone why I was laughing alone.
  • Ariel
    More like 4.5 stars. If you're looking for a chronological play-by-play of Gabrielle Union's life, this book isn't it. Instead, this book feels--exactly like the author says in the introduction--like meeting up with one of your really thoughtful and worldly friends, reminiscing over a few glasses of wine and laughing so loud with each other that everyone in the restaurant is staring. The books starts with her as young awkward black girl, spending...
  • Valerie
    Gabrielle Union is funny . Like "laugh out loud, I want to be your friend, can we share a glass of wine and dinner together?" funny. There were multiple instances reading this book when I laughed out loud and I'm 1000% percent positive that the woman behind them delivers just as effectively and hilariously in person as she does on the page (mainly because I've been enjoying her press tour for this book over the last few weeks). On top of being s...
  • Alana Benjamin
    “My humanness doesn’t insulate me from racism or sexism. In fact, I think I can deal effectively with the world preciously because I am a black woman who is so comfortable in my blackwomanness. I know what I can accomplish. And anything I have accomplished, I did so not in spite of being a black woman, but because I am a black woman.”Man, these short essays are required reading. Union, bravely and boldly, tells her story in vignettes about ...
  • Ngiste
    Powerful stories from her life. Less about being an actress, and more about being a successful black woman.
  • Zainab Sulaiman
    An honest and very open collection of stories about Gabrielle’s life. I loved every single one. Heavy topics discussed with grace, boldness, and brilliance. Gabrielle is really smart and hilarious!!! While reading I kept waiting for her to mention how she looks like 21 at 45, but she didn’t. Maybe in the next book?
  • Keyona
    "You can love what you see in the mirror, but you can’t self-esteem your way out of the way the world treats you."I kinda feel like we're good friends now because that's exactly how this book reads. Everytime I read this was like sitting on the couch with my close girlfriend and her telling me some stories. My only wish was that the stories went in chronological order.Gabby is raw and uncut. I suspect she drank while writing? She's honest and I...
  • Sarah
    This is an amazing book, definitely listen to the audio, read by the author. Union has a lot to say, and says it well, with a lot of humor.
  • Mekiva
    Much better than I expected, in terms of writing and content. I have new found respect for Union, given her candor and vulnerability shared in the novel. It reads like I'm having drinks with a friend--laughing, crying, introspection and growth included. I'll be giving this book as a Christmas gift to a friend.
  • Eliza
    (3.5) I wanted to give this four stars but...I’ll be honest: if you weren’t that crazy about Gabrielle Union before, this book probably won’t help. Overall, this was a more honest read than I was expecting. There were times I literally laughed out loud and what she says about raising Black sons is spot on.It’s clear by the end of the book that there were certain topics she wasn’t going to speak on (and that’s 100% her right). I felt i...
  • Angela Pineda
    I loved this memoir. Gabrielle Union is funny, raw, and real: her writing is quite engaging. It felt like listening to an old friend... one who experienced far different things than I ever have, but someone who I wanted to keep hearing from. I always thought she was one of the most gorgeous women alive.. and hearing her talk about her insecurities, especially at a younger age, was eye opening. This is a great read regardless, but is especially po...
  • Saitonne
    Loved the book. It really is like talking to a girlfriend. She lets you into her world and shares her vulnerability as you would with a dear friend. The lessons contained are for every woman, we can see slivers of ourselves in it. I was also not prepared for how funny some of it was or how heartbreaking. Through it all her spirit shines through. Worth the read for sure!
  • Brittany
    Gabrielle Union is one of my favorite actresses and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to her biography. Her candid, honest, compelling and sometimes snarky memoir grabbed my attention immediately. Gabrielle openly talks about her struggles with being an African American actress, her horrific sexual assault, going to private lavish parties thrown by the iconic Prince, how she and her husband (Dwayne Wade) met, growing up in a predominately white comm...
  • Connie
    Wow! Totally heart-tugging as well as captivating! This series of heartfelt essays are also extremely enlightening regarding race relations in America. Ms. Union "talks the talk" about what life throws at us and how our reaction to the experience will either lift us up or slam us to the ground. Her experiences as a young, black girl in school, trying to blend in with her insensitive white schoolmates, are hilarious as well as heartbreaking and pa...