The Audio Publishers Association unveiled the winners of the 2023 Audie Awards which recognizes distinction in audiobooks and spoken-word entertainment.
Viola Davis’ autobiography, Finding Me, which she wrote and narrated, earned two Audie Awards. Including Best Narration by author and the night’s top honor, Audiobook of the Year. Winners across all 26 categories can be found at audiopub.org and borrowed from the Eisenhower catalog.
Finding Me by Viola Davis
This is my story, from a crumbling apartment in Central Falls, Rhode Island, to the stage in New York City, and beyond. This is the path I took to finding my purpose but also my voice in a world that didn’t always see me.
As I wrote Finding Me, my eyes were open to the truth of how our stories are often not given close examination. We are forced to reinvent them to fit into a crazy, competitive, judgmental world. So I wrote this for anyone running through life untethered, desperate and clawing their way through murky memories, trying to get to some form of self-love. For anyone who needs reminding that a life worth living can only be born from radical honesty and the courage to shed facades and be . . . you.