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One of my biggest fears is not being understood,” Gabrielle Union says when asked about the motivation for writing her new book, You Got Anything Stronger? (out September 14). It’s a follow-up to her 2017 memoir, We’re Going to Need More Wine, and while that book touched on a few personal topics, this latest effort feels exponentially more vulnerable. It’s as though the actress is laying herself bare and diving deep into some of her pivotal life moments so that you know exactly who she is.

For example, Gabrielle revisits the sense of loss and trauma she felt after being raped at 19 years of age by an armed assailant in the back room of the shoe store where she worked. She also details her yearslong journey with infertility and her hesitancy before deciding to enlist the help of a surrogate to welcome daughter Kaavia in 2018. And for fans of Gabrielle’s star-making role in 2000’s Bring It On, there’s an entire chapter dedicated to her character.