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Around the Way Girl

by Taraji P. Henson

Hardcover, 243 pages, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $26 |

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The Academy Award nominee, Golden Globe winner and star of the hit show Empire recalls her beloved screen characters while tracing the story of her life and career, sharing coverage of such topics as her father's Vietnam service, her rise from the violence of the streets of Washington, D.C., and her experiences as a single mother.

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Taraji P. Henson plays family matriarch Cookie Lyon on Fox's Empire. Chuck Hodes/FOX hide caption

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'I Had To Create My Own Lane': How Taraji P. Henson Found Her Place In Hollywood

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