Nov 7, 2016
Taraji P. Henson, Actor/Author, "Around The Way Girl," Interview & Review
The Smithsonian Associates Art Of Living Series
As part of our Smithsonian Associates, Art Of Living series, I had the opportunity to attend actress, author Taraji P. Henson’s event, live at the Smithsonian's Baird Auditorium, in Washington, DC, Henson’s home town. As part of the program, all audience were given Taraji Henson’s new book, a memoir, “Around The Way Girl.”
I had a chance to speak to Taraji P. Henson for a few minutes just prior to the event when she described the book, her successful life in Hollywood , family, spirituality, and her sense of life as Cookie Lyon, the outrageous, wonderful, matriarch of the ambitious, dysfunctional family and music dynasty real person Henson plays on the hit TV series, “Empire,” a role that’s made her famous:
I asked Taraji Henson about the title of her book, and what that means to her.