Whoopi Goldberg looks back on her childhood and her mother in an upcoming book.
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The 68-year-old Oscar winner will release “Bits and Pieces: My Mother, My Brother, and Me” on May 7. Whoopi Goldberg, whose birth name is Caryn Elaine Johnson, told People magazine that this “semi-autobiographical” volume is “dedicated.” [s]to the mother and [s]us brother and back then[’ils] spent together as a fun little community. It is dedicated to anyone who has found themselves on a frightening path that they did not choose or who has endured loss.
The book discusses her childhood in detail, particularly the life she lived in New York with her nurse Emma Harris, who died in 2010, and her older brother Clyde K. Johnson, who died in 2015. The focus is on when her mother returned from the hospital with no memory of her children, that moment was described in a press release as the “precise moment that changed the course of Ms. Goldberg's life.”
The “Sister Act” star has written several children's books as well as a self-help book for adults called “If Someone Says “You Complete Me”… Run.”