Length: 432 pages
Audiobook Length: 16 hours and 9 minutes
First Published: 2021
“Just As I Am is my truth. It is me, plain and unvarnished, with the glitter and garland set aside. In 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 once rarely 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 sister, 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 Tyson
About Cicely Tyson
Cicely Tyson was an actress, lecturer, activist, and author of the memoir Just As I Am. She won two Emmys (one for Best Actress), a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play, and received an honorary Oscar in 2018. She died in January 2021 at the age of 96.