Cicely Tyson ☆ 9 READ & DOWNLOADOuldn t wait for the hardcover to arrive I ordered on the 26th upon hearing Ms Tyson passed today So glad I bought the Audible version Hearing her voice one last time on the last day of her life talking to me How could she have known how much I needed this How much we all do at such a
time as thisBrilliant Simply brilliantOn a side note normally listen to audiobooks on 2x s the speed1x for Violaas thisBrilliant Simply brilliantOn a side note normally listen to audiobooks on 2x s the speed1x for Viola Ms Tyson I will listen to them over and over and over againIf you don t know about Viola Davis s childhood and how she helps food insecure children you e about to hear the Reduced raw truth I d first heard her storyeading Brene Brown s Braving the Wilderness Became one of my heroes This story weaves so beautifully with Ms Tyson s in an extraordinary wayIf you don t believe in miracles already you Double Betrayal re about to My mother s secret wasn t any single ingredient Her creations were a symphony of flavors blended together perfectly with love immeasurably That uote was ineference to a broth Cicely Tyson s mother made It s also about her daughter and her family It s an apt s mother made It s also about her daughter and her family It s an apt of this book as well The writing is exuisite and the memories Tyson shares are full of wisdom She lays bare her childhood and how the difficult elationship between her parents and she and them colored her own elationships and what she did about itLots of Hollywood and N Y stars make an appearance as they were woven thru and impacted Cicley s life and career Her tumultuous The Magistrates' Court: An Introduction (Fifth Edition) relationship with Miles Davis has a much softer presentation than other accounts that I veead with her gracious eflection applied The vignettes with her various friends are some of the most heartwarming I ve ead in an autobiography They Nomadische Lebenswelten Und Zarische Politik: Der Aufstand In Zentralasien 1916 re not mushy gushy that s not her style what they are is meaningful observation Tyson shares the true value of her friendships pain joy humor and hopeeally lovelyCicely is prescient and speaks about it as well as her abiding guiding life long faith the single constant in her almost century long life A mix of Episcopal Catholic and Baptist from birth her The Crimson Thread: A Retelling of Rumpelstiltskin religiousoots held fast and to this day she emains an active congregant at an Abyssinian church in N Y The Divine leading in Cicely s life was the strongest influence to her success she followed the prompting God the Source of all time Creator of all life has forever been directing mine This is one of "those books you e just going to have to No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History read for yourself If youe a fan "books you Close to the Land: The Way We Lived in North Carolina, 1820-1870 re just going to have toead for yourself If you Berlayar di Pamor Badik re a fan Ms Tyson you ll devour it If youe a movietv history fan it will be satisfying and highly informative especially L. Munatius Plancus regarding black artists There areacial discrimination issues to ponder from almost a century that are presented without political histrionics Also you can find advice on just about any other topic including diet and health uite a volume to be sureA captivating ead from start to finish 90 years of wisdom Beautiful and insightful Stunning. Ster and a friend I am an observer of human nature and the dreamer of audacious dreams I am a woman who has hurt as immeasurably as I have loved a child of God divinely guided by His hand And here in my ninth decade I am a woman who at long last has something meaningful to say” –Cicely Tyso. Tin Luther King had been assassinated in Memphis and Also got to see President Barack Obama become the first black President of the United States was even given an award by him One of those amazing memoirs by someone who has seen ALOT When someone sees you headed in a direction and that person throws a brick in the oad that is the precise moment to forge onward with greater velocity toward your destination Just As I Am is told so coolly and with such Grace I eally think it s a must ead It s fitting that Aretha Franklin s version of Mary "Don t You Weep started playing in the background as I "t You Weep started playing in the background as I this eview because Aretha was a dear friend of Ms Tyson and because I found myself crying unexpectedly as I finished her memoir And I say unexpectedly because I shed no tears when her death was first announced In my mind she d lived a long and fascinating life and deserve Amazing What a life she lived Bought this Hardcover version on January 26 while watching Ms Tyson being interviewed by Gayle King As soon as I heard Ms Tyson published Just As I Am A Memoir in the course of her speaking immediately purchased the book to Migrant Resistance in Contemporary Europe read and be aeviewerWhen I found out she passed away today before the book arrived have been mourning and The Violinist and The Son of Redhead: Two Plays by Leonard Melfi reflecting She s been someone I ve admired for manyeasons Not just as a starWhy I am so interested in the book is for her perspective on life I m in my mid fifties and am contemplating the Fairy Tales are True: Silent Reach from the Dunes to the Khumba Mela rest of my days What can I do now to continue striving for the bestBefore jumping on here to do an unusually differenteview prereading downloaded the audible version to start today and finish by tomorrow Since it s an "Evening I M Not "I m not to be able to stay up long enough to finishNarrated by Viola Davis Cecily Tyson herself and Robin MilesOH MY GOODNESS As if Viola Davis is not enough as the narrator This ueen of empathy and overcoming so much is one of my heroes for personal Galaxies in the Universe: An Introduction reasons Ms Tyson s is alsoeading I m not certain why I m surprised I ve never been SO EXCITED to listen to a book Robin Miles is topping off this trio narrating I m just blown away Being able to hear Ms Tyson speak her truth will be one of the greatest moments in my literary life Upon leaving the earth from her body less than 24 hours ago Ms Tyson has left me her spirit Who she truly is To listen know and learn from in ways I can only imagine Always admiring her for grace and poise as an actress Her presence always drew me in Ms Tyson I truly didn t want you to go uite yet I know no one wanted you to ever go Since you have chosen this time thank you for leaving your voice with this work I will cherish these moments with you for the Dying to Be Ill: True Stories of Medical Deception rest of my life Thank you for being such a brave gift I hope to aspire to be upon hearing your example Love Patience Phillips update Listening to Viola Davis share the forward and Cecily Tyson share Introduction This Life broke me downC. These pages I am indeed Cicely the actress who has been blessed to grace the stage and screen for six decades Yet I am also the church girl who oncearely spoke a word I am the teenager who sought solace in the verses of the old hymn for which this book is named I am a daughter and mother a si. ,
Ms Cicely Tyson lived a L I F E Ms Tyson has lived through so much and busted open so many doors It
was a true joy to ead this worka true joy to Philosophy in Social Work read this work s given us the gift of her story to add to the legacy and Black History of the screen and stage Ms Tyson highlights theesiliency of Black women by sharing the story and accomplishments of not only her own dreams but the lives of her mother and sister aunts peers and friends She shows the way that these women around her cut their "Way Through The Harshness "through the harshness life to create their own futures in spite of the Americana: The Kinks, the Riff, the Road: The Story roadblocks placed in our way due to domestic violenceacism and sexism She speaks of the progress the world has made and the immeasurable trades made for progress the loss of great leaders family and friends Her eflections on her elationship and marriage to Miles Davis details the complexity of loving someone who is having a tumultuous Organizing Power relationship with themselves It also details the complexity of being a woman dealing with a man who doesn t seem capable of being who you need them to be or who they promised you that they would be Filled with pivotal moments in history there was a lot to learn in Just As I Am as MsTyson at 96 years old had a lot to share It felt like a love letter at points and a thank you letter at other pointsThe photos were amazing andemarkable at the end Rest in power Ms Tyson I love Cicely Tyson She had a long beautiful life and an amazing career The good thing about this book is the historical political and social context mixed within it She s lived so long and to see her perspective of significant historical events was a Bipedal, By Pedal: Confidential Mad Libs real treat because I find most of my most valuable understanding of the life experiences of Black women throughout history comes from memoirs autobiographies and historical fiction and historicalomance The 4 stars may be petty but the Miles Davis story just Lost Treasure really bothered me which isn t fair cause that was hereal life That the greatest love of her life was traumatic abusive and filled with mistreatment is sad for me cause she seemed l Cicely Tyson was such as private person I enjoyed hearing important details about her life I disliked how she jumped around her timeline but it s her story to tell Like others I never understood her appeal to Miles Davis But her description of their love made me pity and Victorian Fashions: A Pictorial Archive, 965 Illustrations respect her at the same time I decommend this book to anyone who wants a deeper understanding of our American history through the eyes of a beautiful actress Her Jack and the Beanstalk: Ladybird First Favourite Tales recent death is our loss Just walking through this life as a Black person and actually surviving that was and still is an ovation worthy performance I m so in awe of what I justead and the timeliness of its elease Cicely Tyson is a Giant She s timeless The concept of time is so crazy here is a woman who was stirring a pot of sauce one moment and on the floor crying because she d learned that Dr Mar. “In her long and extraordinary career Cicely Tyson has not only succeeded as an actor she has shaped the course of history” –President Barack Obama 2016 Presidential Medal of Freedom ceremonyJust As I Am is my truth It is me plain and unvarnished with the glitter and garland set aside In. .