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Gabrielle Union Releasing Book of Personal Essays

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Gabrielle Union Releasing Book of Personal Essays

Actress Gabrielle Union is adding author to her resume by detailing her life experiences in a new book later this year (17).

The Bad Boys II star writes about sexuality, womanhood, friendship, and other topics in a series of essays in We’re Going To Need More Wine: Stories That Are Funny, Complicated, and True, which will be released in October (17).

“Throughout my life, I’ve often wondered aloud, ‘How the hell did I end up here? Why me?’,” she says. “Not sure I’ve ever found all the answers to those questions, but in this book I share my journey… the good, the bad, and the WTF (what the f**k). You will definitely need more wine for this one.”

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