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Will | Will Smith
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 Smiths transformation from a fearful child in a tense West Philadelphia home to one of the biggest rap stars of his era and then one of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood history, with a string of box office successes that will likely never be broken, is an epic tale of inner transformation and outer triumph, and Will tells it astonishingly well. 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*ck, Will 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. Its easy to maneuver the material world once you have conquered your own mind. I believe that. Once you've learned the terrain of your own mind, every experience, every emotion, every circumstance, whether positive or negative, simply propels you forward, to greater growth and greater experience. That is true will. To move forward in spite of anything. And to move forward in a way that brings others with you, rather than leave them behind. Will Smith
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DebbieGrillo
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Clwojick ❤️❤️❤️ 14h
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Ddzmini
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The books I received while in California taking care of my Daughter I can‘t wait to read “Will” I‘ve been a fan of his since before he started the fresh prince 🤗 and I really want to read finding the mother tree it‘s a months read from Kelly McGonigal on “Literati” 🤗 no I have to pick 😖

rabbitprincess Hey, I just finished Range! Hope you like it 😊 2d
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limada
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This seemed to take forever to read. Not in the "I hated it, so I had to force myself to keep reading" kind of way, but it just feels like I've been reading forever. It was good. I learned some interesting things about Will Smith. I also learned some things about how experience bias works.

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BookNightOwl
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I highly enjoyed this read! I grew up loving Fresh Prince of Bel Aire and was sad the day it ended. I remember watching the last episode and feeling like it was a huge lost. I love the movies he made and excited to watch the recent release of King Richard. This book made me laugh but also made me see that even the biggest celebrities go through troubles in their life. Highly recommend this book A+

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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Cool story about how this song almost didn't get made! Will Smith listened to the music and wrote in the airport as his flight was delayed and then decided to not get on the plane and go back to the studio that night to record so that it would make it onto the album.

Also check out their very early 90s clothes. The bright multi coloured jackets!!

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keys_on_fire
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Super excited about my BOTM books this month, and I got my free tote for becoming a BFF as well! Can‘t wait to read the tagged book, but tempted to wait for the audiobook hold to come in and do a read along with it…🤔

Megabooks The audiobook of Will was awesome! 7d
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DebbieGrillo
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1. Deborah Harkness, Liane Moriarty, Mitch Albom
2. Citra from the Scythe series by Neal Shusteeman
3. Will by Will Smith

Tag, you're it @ShelleyBooksie @DinoMom @kspenmoll

@Eggs #wonderouswednesday

Eggs Loved the Scythe series❤️ 1w
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Megabooks
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I‘m burnt out on memoirs, but I‘m glad @Cinfhen pulled me out of retirement to read this. One of the best celebrity memoirs I‘ve read. Well organized, deeply reflective, honest without undue negativity towards others. Plus he sings and raps on the #audiobook! Gotta listen.

Chelsea.Poole Hold has been placed! 🙌 I must say, I‘m surprised at how much #litsylove this one is receiving. I do like Will, so I bet I‘ll agree 😊 2w
Megabooks @Chelsea.Poole Half of what is great is his ability to lay bare so deeply and the other half is the way the narrative arc was shaped, likely by his co-author. Just great work on both ends. 2w
Cinfhen It was a little bit of self help/ motivational reading but in a very subtle way. I loved his impressions ( Quincy Jones)!! Two words: Scorched Earth 😉 1w
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Cinfhen It‘s great @Chelsea.Poole 1w
Megabooks @Cinfhen lolol!! It was somewhat motivational, but more reflective for me. He had a really good handle on himself at this point, and I appreciated that. Now I am fully in #MemoirRetirement. 😂😂 1w
Cinfhen I‘m still VERY ensconced in my #MerryMemoirMode 1w
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BookBelle84
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This was fantastic. Such an impressive and honest memoir. I went into this with no expectations, I'm not even a big fan, but this made me have a greater appreciation for how hard he worked for his accomplishments. I want to go back and rewatch all of his movies. I can't think of a single slow moment or any point where my interest waned. Stunning cover! I recommend watching the video on how the cover was made.

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Megabooks
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They got it @Cinfhen !!! Starting now!!

Cinfhen Woohoo 🥳 🙌🏻Your library is INCREDIBLE!!! On a Sunday!!!! Yay!!!! I hope I didn‘t oversell this book but it was SO GOOD 😊 2w
Chelsea.Poole So much love for this one. Guess I‘m going to have to read it too 🤷🏼‍♀️ 😆 @Cinfhen 2w
Cinfhen Go audio @Chelsea.Poole !!! 2w
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Chelsea.Poole @Cinfhen oh, you bet! ☺️🎧 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen they got seven new books this weekend 🤷🏻‍♀️ (yes, I check everyday!) anyway, no one had checked it out, so I grabbed it!! 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen I agree @Chelsea.Poole !! The audiobook is fantastic! 2w
Cinfhen I actually don‘t mind that I own this one, but I‘m 💯 all about using the library!!! Especially since your library gets EVERYTHING. 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen yeah Philly girl!! 😁😁😁 2w
Cinfhen I literally lived down the street from Will Smith when he bought his house on Merion Road!! Although I NEVER saw him 2w
Megabooks @Cinfhen that‘s super cool!! 2w
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BeaG
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#SundayFunday @ozma.of.oz
1. Beverly Jenkins
2. I do not keep a gratitude journal.
3. Will Smith‘s book made me love him even more.😂🤣🤣🤣😂

ozma.of.oz I‘ve never read something by Jenkins! I‘ll have to look her up. Thank you for posting! 2w
BeaG @ozma.of.oz I love her historical fiction novels/series. 2w
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Cinfhen
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My apologies to Trevor Noah, but you have just been usurped from my memoir throne. The new King of Audio is Will Smith.
I LOVED this book!!
One of my FAVORITE audios of the year!!!
Two words: Scorched Earth
The first 2/3 was absolute perfection however I did find the last 3 hours a tiny bit sanctimonious. Smith becomes philosophical & parts of the narrative came across as preachy ( to me). However, I still found this audio to be PURE JOY🥰

Cinfhen Big shoutout to @MicheleinPhilly for sharing her #PhillyHomeTownLove ♥️ 2w
Megabooks Still waiting on the library. 🤞🏻🤞🏻 2w
Cinfhen If your library doesn‘t get it soon I‘ll happily gift it to you for Christmas ❤️💚❤️ @Megabooks 2w
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Megabooks @Cinfhen thank you! That would be wonderful. If it‘s better than Trevor, I‘m excited to listen! 2w
Cinfhen With pleasure @Megabooks xxx 2w
Amandajoy That‘s some high praise right there! 2w
Cinfhen I know @Amandajoy but Trevor can‘t rap or sing like Will!! He was amazing 2w
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CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
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Starting this #audiobook by my high school celebrity crush

Cinfhen I‘m almost done!! It‘s gonna be my TOP audio of the year!!!! It‘s BRILLIANT 🥰enjoy 2w
CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian @Cinfhen glad to hear! It was a no-brainer to do this one in audio. 2w
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BeaG
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Theeee absolute best memoir I‘ve read. I have both the hardcover book and audiobook. The audiobook was A1 as it was read by will with occasional background music and other sounds. The hardcover has a few pictures from over the years.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love Will! 2w
BeaG @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I love him too! 2w
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Cinfhen
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Totally blaming this #ImpulseBuy on @MicheleinPhilly and I‘m LOVING it!! #PhillyRules 🥰♥️

Cinfhen I think you‘d love the audio too @Megabooks 2w
Cinfhen @MicheleinPhilly THIS book is SCORCHED EARTH 🙌🏻 2w
Megabooks Waiting to see if my library gets it! I requested awhile back. 2w
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Cinfhen It‘s TOTALLY worth a credit!!! It‘s gonna be my BEST audio of the year @Megabooks 2w
julesG You're not making it any easier for me to resist getting/reading this book. I don't do memoirs. This is definitely not for me. And don't even think of telling me otherwise, I'll just go 🙉🙉🙉 Lala Lala Lala 😉 2w
Cinfhen I‘m REALLY sorry #NotSorry @julesG but as a #PhillyGirl and #EightiesGirl NOTHING could be any BETTER than hearing Will Smith read this audio!!! He raps, sings, acts and dishes….. #NoParalysisThrougAnalysis 2w
Cinfhen It‘s FANTASTIC @julesG @Megabooks 2w
julesG I'm a big Will Smith fan (actually we all are). I was hoooooooooping you'd put me off the book. You didn't, of course. 😬 Sold! 2w
Cinfhen If you enjoy audios @julesG I suggest you go that route although @MicheleinPhilly read the book and she loved it in print - so either way you WIN 🏆 2w
MicheleinPhilly YAY!!! I loved it so so much. I didn‘t go to his book tour stop here but I did watch the livestream. It was 🔥. Queen Latifah interviewed him and he and Jeff put on a mini concert at the end. 2w
Cinfhen Oh wow!!! That must have been AMAZING to watch @MicheleinPhilly 2w
kspenmoll I just adore the cover! 2w
Cinfhen The cover art is UH.MAY.ZING @kspenmoll but the content is EVEN BETTER!! Audio narration by Smith is epic 2w
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SO GOOD! It was so much more than i expected. Ive loved Will Smith's career since I was a kid so I was excited for this. I did expect him to get a little more personal at the end but there could easily be a Part 2. This is truly personifies "money doesnt buy happiness".

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MicheleinPhilly
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I am super duper biased for obvious reasons but this was just fantastic. Will is such a charming, relatable person but the level of vulnerability he displayed here was really something else. As was his maturation as a husband, father, and performer. I could have easily read another 400 pages. HIGHLY recommended.

Cinfhen Gotta love a home boy ♥️♥️♥️and the cover art 🙌🏻🤩🤩🤩 2w
MicheleinPhilly @Cinfhen There was ONE moment when I side eyed him a bit: he referenced the Ben Franklin Bridge arcing over the Schuylkill. 🤨 Should have hired this Philly girl to edit. 2w
Cinfhen Umm, maybe if you‘re an owl and you swivel your neck around 2w
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britt_brooke Looking forward to this!! I had no idea existed until I saw it at Target yesterday. Immediately placed a hold on the audio! 2w
DivineDiana I guess we can give him a pass, since he moved away some time ago, and didn‘t have you to proof. 😅 He kindly made an appearance at Harriet‘s Book Store. Wish I could have gone. Love him! 2w
Nute OMG! Awesome endorsement of this book, Ms. Michele! I can‘t wait to read it!🙂 So funny about the Ben Franklin Bridge…did he get the reference wrong? 1w
MicheleinPhilly @Nute 100%. The Ben Franklin Bridge goes across the Delaware River. The Schuylkill River is about 30 blocks west. 😂 But you should absolutely pick this one up. It is phenomenal! 1w
Nute lol…Didn‘t he grow up in Philadelphia? Or was he just born there and raised someplace else. About the book…I already purchased it. I was at the bookstore on Day ONE - release day. Love this man! 1w
MicheleinPhilly @Nute Yep! Born and raised in Philly. All of that LA sunshine has fried his mental map. ☺️ 1w
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Half way thru. This is a fat one

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BookishRedhead
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I grew up with Will so it was nice to read about Will the person instead of Will the actor.
He writes with such skill

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Reviewsbylola
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There you have it folks! @Chelsea.Poole was bang on. My library ended up purchasing 19 additional copies. 🙌🏻

marleed Oh yea! 2w
Megabooks I just want my library to get one copy!! 😩 2w
ozma.of.oz Excellent! 😁 2w
Chelsea.Poole Oh good! 👏 2w
Reviewsbylola My library is so bad about that. Audiobooks never seem to even show up for me until at least a week or two after publication. I want to be able to put holds on the titles before they‘re even released, like a print book. @Megabooks 2w
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Book 210

kplovesbooks Why did I instantly start singing the theme song in my head?? 😂😂 3w
leah152 Well it is rather catchy lol! 😊🤣 3w
Amandajoy I just got my stepdaughter to start watching this! She look at me and her dad like we were crazy when we started singing the theme song. 3w
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Reviewsbylola
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Ive been checking Libby a few times a week to see if they‘ve gotten this memoir on audio yet. Well, they did. And apparently quite a few people figured it out it was on there before I did. 🤦🏼‍♀️

Megabooks Lol! Just a couple. 😜😂😂 3w
Reviewsbylola I swear, I‘ve never had one that couldn‘t give me an actual timeline, even if it was super long! So this makes me very skeptical that I‘ll be listening to it anytime soon. Hoping the library adds more copies! @Megabooks 3w
marleed I noticed that my library often adds more copies on a long-ass hold so I never hesitate to add my name to the list. 3w
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ozma.of.oz Whoah! 😱😱 I‘ve never seen a wait that long before! 3w
Chelsea.Poole As someone who purchases content for Libby on behalf of my library — the holds list is 💯 where we concentrate a substantial amount of resources. The more holds, the more copies. So yes! Always place those holds 😎 @marleed and yes, the timeline is frustrating because it‘s always changing and nearly impossible to predict what will happen. Some users cancel holds, others return material early, then new copies are purchase. Possibilities are endless 3w
Reviewsbylola I am keeping my 🤞🏻 crossed for more copies @marleedi—I had assumed there was a good possibility of that so I‘m glad to see @Chelsea.Poole ‘s explanation. 3w
Reviewsbylola Same 😂😂 @ozma.of.oz 3w
marleed @Chelsea.Poole I‘m a heavy user of overdrive/Libby. I prioritize the completion of new and popular books loaned to me so that I can return them for the next user in line. I‘m thinking I‘m being a responsible card holder, but is it better for stats if I keep the book for the full length of my loan? 3w
marleed @Reviewsbylola BTW, your post reminded me to stack Will - no comments from the peanut gallery ;). I went to add my name to the Libby line, but my library didn‘t own the book. I was able to request it, so I‘ll be interested to see where I am in line if purchased. I‘ll let you know! 3w
Chelsea.Poole @marleed yes! It‘s ideal to return a title as soon as you‘ve finished it! That way things move to the next user faster 😊 Also, requesting a title for purchase puts you at the top of the list, as far as I know. I‘d say if others requested it prior to your request they‘d be in line first. It goes by date. 3w
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MicheleinPhilly
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I haven‘t read jack lately. But that‘s never stopped me before! #bookmail #bookhaul

Megabooks The union is FANTASTIC!! 3w
MicheleinPhilly @Megabooks I loved her first one so I have high hopes! 3w
kbuggle The GabUnion one is so wonderful- just as good if not maybe a little better than her first, truly 3w
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BeaG
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I‘m excited about this one.

BBooks Just started it and it's Good. 3w
BeaG @BBooks I hope to start it today. 3w
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Between_The_Covers
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I'm so excited to read this. I've been waiting🥰#WillSmith #blacklitsy

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