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Book Review: Will

Book Details:

  • Published Date: November 9, 2021
  • Author: Will Smith with Mark Manson
  • Genre: Memoir
  • Format: Hardcover (Book of the Month Memoir)
  • Length: 432 pages
One of the most dynamic and globally recognized entertainment forces of our time opens up fully about his life, in a brave and inspiring book that traces his learning curve to a place where outer success, inner happiness, and human connection are aligned. Along the way, Will tells the story in full of one of the most amazing rides through the worlds of music and film that anyone has ever had.

Will Smith’s transformation from a West Philadelphia kid to one of the biggest rap stars of his era, and then one of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood history, is an epic tale—but it’s only half the story.
Will Smith thought, with good reason, that he had won at life: not only was his own success unparalleled, his whole family was at the pinnacle of the entertainment world. Only they didn’t see it that way: they felt more like star performers in his circus, a seven-days-a-week job they hadn’t signed up for. It turned out Will Smith’s education wasn’t nearly over. 
This memoir is the product of a profound journey of self-knowledge, a reckoning with all that your will can get you and all that it can leave behind. Written with the help of Mark Manson, author of the multi-million-copy bestseller The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ckWill is the story of how one person mastered his own emotions, written in a way that can help everyone else do the same. Few of us will know the pressure of performing on the world’s biggest stages for the highest of stakes, but we can all understand that the fuel that works for one stage of our journey might have to be changed if we want to make it all the way home. The combination of genuine wisdom of universal value and a life story that is preposterously entertaining, even astonishing, puts Will the book, like its author, in a category by itself. (Amazon)

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I loved this book. A lot of people mentioned that Will Smith came off kind of cocky in this book, but when you’re Will Smith, can you really blame him? Lol.

Will Smith takes us on his journey of humble beginnings. His struggle to even get to where he is today. He really shows us how hard working he truly is. Will Smith is the kind of person who gives himself a goal and then proceeds to work twice as hard to achieve that goal.

In my opinion, it was a very inspirational book in its own way, so I can appreciate this book. I read from a lot of people, that the audiobook was pretty amazing. So I would suggest not only the book, but if you enjoy audiobooks, that may be the better option for this book.

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Have you read Will? What were your thoughts?


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