Davis’ memoir Discovering Me will likely be printed by HarperOne, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, in partnership with Ebony Journal Publishing. The ebook will go on sale April 19, 2022.
HarperOne describes Discovering Me as “Viola Davis’s story in her personal phrases, and spans her unbelievable, inspiring life from her coming-of-age in Rhode Island to her present-day profession. Hers is a narrative of overcoming; it’s a true hero’s journey. Deeply private, brutally sincere, and riveting, Discovering Me is a timeless and spellbinding memoir that can seize the hearts and minds of Ms. Davis’s legions of followers around the globe.”
Davis, whose latest Greatest Actress Oscar nomination for her work in Ma Rainey’s Black Backside makes her the most-nominated Black actress within the historical past of the Academy Awards, additionally produces, alongside her husband and producing associate Julius Tennon, by means of their JuVee Productions banner.
Judith Curr, president and writer HarperOne Group, acquired North American rights, together with audio, from Inventive Artists Company. Gideon Weil, HarperOne, VP/editorial director, and Sydney Rogers, senior editor, will edit Discovering Me.
Ripa’s Stay Wire would be the Stay with Kelly and Ryan co-host’s first ebook, a group of private essays on childhood, motherhood, marriage and her profession. The ebook, as described, will put “her thoughtfulness, assertiveness and deep understanding of the dynamics of gender and energy on full show.”
The ebook, to be printed someday in 2022, was acquired at public sale by Carrie Thornton, VP and Editorial Director of Dey Avenue Books, and the deal was brokered by Inventive Artists Company.