“A revealing portrait of a fearless daughter and her feisty mother.” — Essence
“A great, gossipy, advice-filled read for anyone, but moms, especially, will understand.” — Ebony
“Vanessa Williams is a beautiful human being with a fascinating story—one of dignity in the face of adversity, determination leading to triumph. She is a wonderful mother, a devoted daughter, a gifted actress, a brilliant performer, and a dedicated friend who has always shown up for me—and so many others—when it mattered most.” — Maria Shriver
“Vanessa Williams is such an inspiration, and her mother, Helen, is a dynamo. You Have No Idea is a book that will make you laugh, cry, and will ultimately leave you empowered to face whatever challenges life throws at you with grace and poise—just like these ladies have." — Kristen Chenoweth
“I have known Vanessa for many years and have had the great pleasure of working with her in the past. She is a strong, dynamic, and truly remarkable woman and her story is one for the ages. You Have No Idea is a must read!” — Diahann Carroll
“Vanessa Williams is one of the most beautiful, talented, elegant and complex women I have ever come to know. Her story is sure to be an inspiration and a path for many who find themselves challenged but determined to succeed against all odds.” — Debbie Allen
“It's about time Vanessa Williams wrote a book about her life. Few have triumphed in as many aspects of show business and few have survived as much personal adversity. I promise you will be entertained, touched and inspired by this wonderful woman's story. (And if it sounds like I have a crush on her, I totally do.)” — Marc Cherry, Creator and Executive Producer of Desperate Housewives --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Vanessa Williams is a Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award–nominated singer, actress, and dancer. Vanessa will star in the upcoming ABC primetime drama 666 Park Avenue. She has four children and divides her time between Los Angeles and Westchester County, New York.
Helen Williams is a retired public school music teacher and former adjunct professor at Manhattanville College School of Education. She has two children, Vanessa and Chris, and four grandchildren. She lives in Westchester County, New York.
This boof was filled with their personalities. It was a wonderful history of Vanessa's career and she shared a lot of her personal life as well. Read morePublished 1 month ago by BDM
I enjoyed reading this memoir about Vanessa Williams and her mother, Helen.
The writing was engaging, poignant, and humorous. Read more
Pretty revealing read about Vanessa's rise to fame and infamy. I especially liked that she got right to the point about her journey to the Miss America pageant and her actions... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Ms. 90
Worth reading. The Williams' family had their hands full raising this beautiful young lady !!!!Published 6 months ago by Barbara Freeman
Tough being of mixed heritage. But she's overcome so much and I admire her. NormaPublished 7 months ago by Norma M. Heagy
Great book easy read and was impressed with the honesty in this book.Published 9 months ago by C. Antolin-Morin