I find it so hard to review memoirs sometimes, because it feels too much like passing judgment on a person’s life. I don’t intend to do that, so I focus more on the writing and how said person told the story of their life. Gabrielle Union’s We’re Going to Need More Wine: Stories tells the story of a strong, focused woman who went through a lot of really terrible shit in her life — and turned that pain into a drive for victims’ advocacy. All of that is amazing. Unfortunately, and this may have been amplified by reading it right after finishing W. Kamau Bell’s book (which was incredibly well-written), her writing style doesn’t seem quite up to the task of telling her amazing story.
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