This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare , by Gabourey Sidibe. The actress known for her Oscar-nominated turn in the film “Precious,” recalls a childhood in Brooklyn and Harlem (daughter of a polygamous dad and a mom who busks in the subways) with an unexpected rise to Hollywood fame. She offers her humorous perspective on a world that only sometimes sees past her sex, her race and her size. (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $25). Via source.