Book Review: Worthy by Jada Pinkett Smith

My book review if Worthy by Jada Pinkett Smith.

Title: Worthy

By: Jada Pinkett Smith

Genre: Non-fiction

Pages: 416

Release Date: October 17th, 2023

Publisher: Dey Street Books

Rating: ★★★☆☆


Summary from Goodreads:

A gripping, painfully honest, and ultimately inspirational memoir from global superstar and creator of the Red Table Talk series Jada Pinkett Smith. In a media driven landscape that crafts narratives for our celebrities, Smith recounts her story in an intimate conversation with readers. Along the way, she explores her path to accepting her power as a woman, and her discovery that a strong sense of self is every woman’s right and saving grace.

An impactful and rare memoir that engages and educates, Worthy is a courageous love song to self, to family, to life, and to the world.

From an unconventional upbringing in Baltimore, to an unconventional marriage to one of the most famous men in the world, adhering to the status quo has never been a familiar road for Jada Pinkett Smith. In Worthy, Smith strips herself of all the labels and stories crafted by others, and reclaims her narrative with radical self-love. Worthy teaches us who Jada is, and how to embrace our most authentic lovable souls.


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I'm afraid this book comes in two parts. The first half is Is Pinkett Smith on her high horse throwing names around and saying look at me. Look what I did. The second half of the book feels like it was ripped from the author's heart and is heartfelt.

If you can get past the first half, or even skip it if you want, you will find yourself actually reading a life story filled with emotions, love, trust, sorrow and sadness. This is what made the book.

I tried to dive into this book with an open mind, and not listen to all the hype around Jada Pinkett Smith, but I can see why her name keeps being thrown in the air. The book gets 3 out of 5 stars from me. Cut the book in half and I would have given it 5 stars.

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