Gabourey Sidibe Performs This is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare for Audible

The Much-Anticipated Memoir by the Oscar-Nominated Star of Precious
and Empire is Now Available for Download on

NEWARK, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Audible Studios, a production arm of, today announced the
release of Academy Award-nominated actress Gabourey Sidibe’s This is
Just My Face: Try Not to Stare
. Performed by Sidibe, the audiobook
delivers a wise and complex account of the American experience that is
at once irreverent, hilarious, and unorthodox. This recording is now
available for download at

“Even though I wrote this whole book, reading it out loud for the
Audible version has helped me learn about myself,” said Sidibe, who also
has starred in three seasons of American Horror Story. “I’m
really glad that I read it myself, and had fun performing the voices of
my friends and family throughout.”

“Sidibe’s funny and moving memoir will resonate with anyone who has ever
felt different, or hopes to accomplish far-reaching dreams in spite of
great opposition,” said Audible EVP and Publisher Beth Anderson. “The
intimate experience of hearing her share anecdotes from her own life
makes this Audible edition an absolute must-have for her legions of

This is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare releases simultaneously in
print today.

With a 30-day membership trial at Audible, new listeners can enjoy any
one audiobook, including this beautifully performed production of This
is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare,

In addition to Sidibe, among the acclaimed performers who have narrated
works of literature for Audible are Sean Penn, Nick Offerman, Zachary
Quinto, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Lily Collins, Emma Thompson, James Franco,
and Jesse Eisenberg. In 2013, Audible Studios won its first Grammy
Award, for its production of Janis Ian’s memoir Society’s Child,
and also won the Audie Award for Audiobook of the Year, for Colin
Firth’s performance of Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair.

Audible, the world’s largest seller and producer of downloadable
audiobooks and other spoken-word content, invented and commercialized
the first digital audio player in 1997, and has since been at the
forefront of the explosively growing audiobook download segment. In
2016, Audible members downloaded an average of 17 books over the course
of the year. More than half of new Audible members are first-time
audiobook buyers.


Audible, Inc., an,
Inc. subsidiary (NASDAQ:AMZN), is the leading provider of premium
digital spoken audio information and entertainment, offering customers a
new way to enhance and enrich their lives every day. Audible was created
to unleash the emotive music in language and the habituating power and
utility of verbal expression. Audible content includes more than 350,000
audio programs from leading audiobook publishers, broadcasters,
entertainers, magazine and newspaper publishers, and business
information providers. Audible is also the provider of spoken-word audio
products for Apple’s iTunes Store.

Esther Bochner, 973-820-0781