Actress Gabrielle Union is Book Signing October 26 @Andersons Bookshops

Acclaimed Actress and Outspoken Voice for Women Shares New Book at October Anderson’s Bookshop

Acclaimed Actress and Outspoken Voice for Women Shares New Book at October Anderson’s Bookshop

With a passionate voice and spirit, actress Gabrielle Union has established herself at a young age. “The Birth of the Nation” actress has now demonstrated her confident attitude and perceptions on paper in her debut book, We’re Going to Need More Wine. Anderson’s Bookshops are delighted to present Union at a special book event on Thursday, October 26 at 7 pm at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville, located at 3003 Corporate West Dr, in Lisle. Union will share her book with the audience, participate in a conversation with guest moderator, author Christa Desir and Q and  A session. This featured program will be followed by a booksigning for ticketholders.

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About We’re Going to Need More Wine

In the spirit of Amy Poehler’s Yes Please, Lena Dunham’s Not That Kind of Girl, and Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist, a powerful collection of essays about gender, sexuality, race, beauty, Hollywood, and what it means to be a modern woman.

One month before the release of the highly anticipated film The Birth of a Nation, actress Gabrielle Union shook the world with a vulnerable and impassioned editorial in which she urged our society to have compassion for victims of sexual violence. In the wake of rape allegations made against director and actor Nate Parker, Union—a forty-four-year-old actress who launched her career with roles in iconic ’90s movies—instantly became the insightful, outspoken actress that Hollywood has been desperately awaiting. With honesty and heartbreaking wisdom, she revealed her own trauma as a victim of sexual assault: "It is for you that I am speaking. This is real. We are real."

In this moving collection of thought provoking essays infused with her unique wisdom and deep humor, Union uses that same fearlessness to tell astonishingly personal and true stories about power, color, gender, feminism, and fame. Union tackles a range of experiences, including bullying, beauty standards, and competition between women in Hollywood, growing up in white California suburbia and then spending summers with her black relatives in Nebraska, coping with crushes, puberty, and the divorce of her parents. Genuine and perceptive, Union bravely lays herself bare, uncovering a complex and courageous life of self-doubt and self-discovery with incredible poise and brutal honesty. Throughout, she compels us to be ethical and empathetic, and reminds us of the importance of confidence, self-awareness, and the power of sharing truth, laughter, and support.

About Gabrielle Union

Gabrielle Union is an impassioned young actress and now an author of a collection of personal essays, We’re Going to Need More Wine. During a college internship, she was discovered as an aspiring model and soon after was cast in “Saved by the Bell” on TV. She also appeared in the teen films “She’s All That” and “10 Things I Hate About You.” Her earned a role on the short-lived medical drama, “City of Angels“ and later in the film, “The Birth of a Nation” (2016). She is married to NBA star, Dwayne Wade.

For more information about this special event with Gabrielle Union, please contact Anderson’s Bookshop in Naperville at 630-355-2665. Other locations include Downers Grove at 630-963-2665 and La Grange at 708-582-6353. Anderson’s Bookshops specialize in book sales, author events, book signings, and building a sense of community, learning and fun. Key to Anderson’s success has been special events, like the October 21 event with author and actress Gabrielle Union. Keep up to date on all Anderson’s literary events by visiting

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