Leslie Jones, the renowned actress and comedian, has always lived by her father’s advice: “Be undeniable.” In her memoir, aptly titled “Leslie F*cking Jones,” she chronicles her journey from a small-town girl to a Hollywood star. Jones shares intimate details of her life, including her childhood moving around due to her tough Army dad, her experiences as a stand-up comedian, and her breakthrough role on “Saturday Night Live.” But beyond the jokes and self-help lessons, Jones also delves into the pain and hardships she has faced, including surviving sexual abuse and the loss of her parents and troubled younger brother.
Throughout the book, Jones emphasizes her authentic journey, highlighting that her success did not come easy or overnight. She wants readers to know that she is a real person who has overcome real challenges. Jones aims to inspire others by showing that despite life’s difficulties, they can persevere and achieve their dreams.
One particularly poignant moment in her memoir involves her surgery for chronic hemorrhoids during the early days of the pandemic. Jones describes it as one of the scariest and most painful experiences of her life. However, she asserts that it was also the best thing she ever did for herself.
Jones’s memoir also touches on her relationship with her family, particularly her father, which was difficult to share with the world. The emotions of those moments resurfaced as she recalled her past experiences.
Looking ahead, Jones is content with her current accomplishments and desires a stable and stationary role in the entertainment industry. She envisions a sitcom or talk show that allows her to go to work and come home without extensive travel.
Jones also discusses her thoughts on the ongoing Hollywood strikes, expressing her frustration with the lack of fair compensation for actors. She believes that the choices made by industry billionaires have far-reaching effects on a multitude of individuals.
In “Leslie F*cking Jones,” readers get an honest and vulnerable glimpse into the life of a talented comedian who has overcome obstacles to become an undeniable force in the entertainment industry.
– Memoir: A written account of one’s personal experiences and reflections.
– Persevere: To continue in a course of action despite difficulties or obstacles.
– Sitcom: A television genre that features a set of characters in humorous situations.
– Compensation: Payment or reward received for services rendered.
– “Leslie ‘F*cking’ Jones: SNL star takes the honest, raucous route to memoir,” by USA TODAY.
– “Leslie Jones memoir ‘Leslie F*cking Jones’ is coming this Fall,” by Entertainment Weekly.