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Act Like You Got Some Sense: And Other Things My Daughters Taught MeTITLE: Act Like You Got Some Sense: And Other Things My Daughters Taught Me by Jamie Foxx
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Release Date: October 19th, 2021 by Grand Central Publishing; Hachette Audio
Format: Audiobook (5 hrs and 47 mins); Paperback (240 Pages)
Narrator: Jamie Foxx, the man himself
Genre: Biography, Humor, Inspirational
Blurb: Jamie Foxx has won an Academy Award and a Grammy Award, laughed with sitting presidents, and partied with the biggest names in hip-hop. But he is most proud of his role as father to two very independent young women, Corinne and Anelise. Jamie might not always know what he’s doing when it comes to raising girls-especially when they talk to him about TikTok (PlikPlok?) and don’t share his enthusiasm for flashy Rolls Royces–but he does his best to show up for them every single day.

Luckily, he has a strong example to follow: his beloved late grandmother, Estelle Marie Talley. Jamie learned everything
he knows about parenting from the fierce woman who raised him: As he puts it, she’s “Madea before Tyler Perry put on the pumps and the gray wig.”
In Act Like You Got Some Sense-a title inspired by Estelle- Jamie shares up close and personal stories about the tough
love and old-school values he learned growing up in the small town of Terrell, Texas; his early days trying to make it in Hollywood; the joys and challenges of achieving stardom; and how each phase of his life shaped his parenting journey.
Hilarious, poignant, and always brutally honest, this is Jamie Foxx like we’ve never seen him before.
Jamie Foxx never fails to crack me up. He is a charismatic and entertaining storyteller. In this witty memoir, Jamie takes the readers on a journey from his childhood to his current role as a father. He included some stories and hard life lessons he learned from his beloved grandmother who raised him as well as lessons he has learned from his two daughters.

Jamie, as a parent, comes off relatable and his stories about trying raise his daughters to be humble and hardworking are values that I am sure most parents can identify with. I did laugh at his youngest Anelise’s antics because it reminds me of my son who is also flashy and feisty.

When you are read this book, it will feel like Jamie is talking to you because the book is conversational. You will laugh, nod and feel like you just had a “catch up” lunch date with a college friend. It was a witty memoir with some nuggets of wisdom he picked up along the way. I highly recommend this book to those who enjoy the humor of the academy award winner Jamie Foxx.

Special Thanks to the publisher for the review copy given in exchange for an honest review.

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