I grew up watching Kim Fields play “Tootie” on The Facts of Life, and I have followed her career ever since. So I was very excited to see that she had a book coming out, and I jumped at the chance to read it.
This book provides insight into her life, both the personal one and the one people know from television. The reader is able to follow Kim’s journey from Harlem to Hollywood and see the challenges she faced growing up in front of the world.
The book is divided into three sections: My Mother’s Voice, My Voice, and That Still Small Voice. Fields provides details on marriages, miscarriages, and motherhood in an open and honest way. While I thought I knew a lot about her, there were many new tidbits to learn on this actor, director, producer, poet, wife, mother, friend, woman of faith, and so much more.
I found this book to be a quick read, and I enjoyed every moment of it. Despite being a celebrity, Fields demonstrates that she is just an average woman who struggles with insecurity, acceptance, etc., just like everyone else. Some of her poetry is included, and I really enjoyed reading it. I love the fact that there are sixteen pages of photos, as they personalize the story even more. It is apparent that God is at work in her life in numerous ways, and I am glad she detailed it in this book. I look forward to seeing what He has in store for her next.