"You are Black; you are female," Leslie Jones' father once said. "But if you work harder and you're better than everybody else, they can't f*cking deny you."
In this audacious memoir, Leslie Jones opens up for the first time about how she faltered and triumphed on the road to success and, in doing so, encourages others to let go of the fear and self-doubt that has holds them back. Leslie F*cking Jones is a love letter to regular people just trying to make it day to day and proof that if you fight for yourself, you can live a bigger life than you ever imagined, and you too can be undeniable.
Leslie Jones is a three-time Primetime Emmy Award nominee as well as a Writer's Guild Award and NAACP Award nominee for her work on Saturday Night Live. She has also been honored as one of Time Magazine's 100 Most Influential People. Jones recently wrapped production on season two of the HBO Max series Our Flag Means Death. The week of January 17th, 2023, Jones kicked off a new era of The Daily Show as the program's first guest host. In 2021, she starred opposite Eddie Murphy in Coming 2 America for which she won an MTV Movie Award and was nominated for a People's Choice Award. Jones will next produce an untitled Christmas comedy for Lionsgate which she is currently developing as a potential future starring role. Additionally, Jones co-hosts the podcast THE FCKRY with comedian Lenny Marcus. Each week, Jones and Marcus interview guests and answer listener questions, while exposing "the fckry" of any given topic.
- Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (September 19, 2023)
- Language: English
- Hardcover: 240 pages
- ISBN-10: 1538706490
- ISBN-13: 9781538706497
- Item Weight: 1 pound