One of the most dynamic and globally recognized entertainment forces of our time. Will Smith gets candid about his life.
In a brave and inspiring book that traces his learning curve. To a place where outer success, inner happiness, and human connection are aligned.
The #1 New York Times bestseller autobiography. Will By Will Smith Mark Manson tells the story in full of one of the most amazing rides. Through the worlds of music and film that anyone has ever had.
WILL The Book
Will Smith’s transformation from a West Philadelphia kid. To one of the biggest rap stars of his era. Then one of the biggest movie stars in Hollywood history is an epic tale—but it’s only half the story.
Will is the story of how one person mastered his own emotions, written in a way that can help everyone else do the same.
Will Smith thought, with good reason. That he had won at life. Not only was his own success unparalleled. His whole family was at the peak of the entertainment world.
Only they didn’t see it that way. They felt more like star performers in his circus, a seven-days-a-week job they hadn’t signed up for. It turned out Will Smith’s education wasn’t over.
This memoir is the product of a profound journey of self-knowledge and self-improvement. A reckoning with all that your will can get you and all that it can leave behind.
Few of us will know the pressure of performing on the world’s biggest stages. But we can all understand that the fuel that works for one stage of our journey. Might have to be changed if we want to make it all the way home.
The combination of genuine wisdom of universal value and a life story. That is entertaining, even breathtaking, Will the book, like its author, be in a category by itself.
About The Authors
Will Smith is an actor, producer, and musician. A two-time Academy Award nominee. Grammy and NAACP award winner.
Who has enjoyed a diverse career encompassing films, television shows, and multiplatinum albums.
He holds many box office records. Including the most consecutive $100 million-grossing movies (eight).
He and his wife founded the Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation. To improve lives by providing invaluable resources to accelerate the growth of initiatives.
That focus on deepening individual and collective empowerment. In the areas of arts and education, social empowerment. Health and wellness, and sustainability.
And The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life. Manson’s books have been translated into more than fifty languages.
He has sold over twelve million copies worldwide. Manson runs one of the largest personal-growth websites in the world. Markmanson.net.
With more than two million monthly readers and half a million subscribers.
My Review of WILL The Book
Since Will came on the scene with his clean rap and debut on Fresh Prince of Bel-Air as an actor.
I’ve always been a Will Smith fan. I have always admired how he became more than a rapper.
You don’t become a megastar like Will Smith without picking up a bit of wisdom. And some amazing stories along the way.
Smith chronicles his life and career. He shares inspiring observations about the lessons he’s learned.
Lessons I Learned from Will
The trick is: you bite off more than you can chew… and then you still chew it. Your mind always believes it can do less than it actually can. It will tell you it’s too much, to stop, to take a break, to cancel this or that. But your mind will lie to you to keep you small.”
“There’s No Such Thing as ‘Just Business,’ Everything Is Personal.” Will’s point wasn’t that you should say yes to everything. His point is that if you must say no to someone, say it with dignity and respect.
Even if you’re about to crush someone’s dreams, you can do it in a way that still honors those dreams. Denial should be accompanied by empathy and generosity, not cold detachment. Because it’s never “just business.” It’s always personal.
Smith is as fascinating as an audiobook narrator as he is on screen. He’s discussing painful topics.
Like how much of his drive and ambition shaped by his abusive, alcoholic dad. His raw honesty and charm shine through.
I loved hearing about his impressive rise as a rapper and actor. From touring with Public Enemy to negotiating a movie contract for tens of millions.
Every stop on his journey had me fascinated. Will is a memoir with as much star power as the celebrity behind it.