Author: Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Release Date: February 9, 2021
In this thoughtful and revealing memoir, readers will accompany one of the world’s most recognizable women on her journey of self-discovery.
“I have always felt that life is a solitary journey, that we are each on a train, riding through our hours, our days, our years. We get on alone, we leave alone, and the decisions we made as we travel on the train are our responsibility alone.”
A remarkable life story rooted in two different worlds, Unfinished offers insights into Priyanka Chopra Jonas’s childhood in India; her formative teenage years in the United States; and her return to India, where against all odds as a newcomer to the pageant world, she won the national and international beauty competitions that launched her global acting career. Whether reflecting on her nomadic early years or the challenges she’s faced as she’s doggedly pursued her calling, Priyanka shares her challenges and triumphs with warmth and honesty. The result is a book that is philosophical, sassy, inspiring, bold, and rebellious. Just like the author herself.
From her dual-continent twenty-year-long career as an actor and producer to her work as a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, from losing her beloved father to cancer to marrying Nick Jonas, Priyanka Chopra Jonas’s story will inspire readers around the world to gather their courage, embrace their ambitions, and commit to the hard work of following their dreams.
Unfinished by Priyanka Chopra Jonas is an excellent memoir about a hard working woman with many talents.
Unfinished gives the reader a brief story of Priyanka Chopra Jonas’s life and how she became the successful independent woman she is today. I’ve been a fan of Priyanka since watching the premiere of Quantico. I didn’t know much about her life before acting in the US besides that she was an actress in India. I learned so much about her and Indian culture by reading Unfinished. It is common in India for people to live with other family members growing up. Priyanka lived with multiple aunt and uncles even living in the US for a few years in high school. Priyanka discusses being bullied in the US which eventually was the reason she moved back to India.
Priyanka is the first person in her family to go into the movie industry. Both of her parents are doctors and she was planning on being an aeronautical engineer before entering a beauty pageant. She explains her career through pageants, acting, singing and then acting in the US. I enjoyed hearing about Priyanka’s experience with Quantico since that is how I discovered her. She discusses the loss of her father. Chopra discusses a conversation when she told her friends what she was looking for in a partner and how that related to meeting Nick. I enjoyed hearing about her and Nick since I am a longtime fan. She discusses meeting Nick, their relationship leading up to their wedding and adjusting to being a married couple. Family is discussed throughout Unfinished showing its importance to Priyanka. Priyanka is very independent and hardworking focusing on multiple careers. Priyanka shared a lot and was very honest but wasn’t afraid to say she was keeping some things to herself especially with her relationship. Unfinished shows the most important things to Priyanka are family, friends, and her careers. I felt like I learned a lot about Priyanka by reading Unfinished and can’t wait to follow her through future success.
I listened to the audiobook narrated by Priyanka and read the book. I enjoyed both formats. I love Priyanka’s voice and it was special hearing her story in her voice. The book has pictures that are interesting to see. I enjoyed both formats so don’t have a strong preference.
Thank you Random House, Ballantine Books and Penguin Random House Audio for Unfinished.
About the Author
Priyanka Chopra Jonas is a multi-award-winning actor and producer and one of the most recognized personalities in the world. A former Miss World, she made her movie debut in 2002 and has appeared in more than sixty films produced in India and the United States. In 2015 she made history as the first Indian-born actor to lead an American network TV series when she starred in the ABC drama Quantico. For her work during her longtime association with UNICEF, Chopra Jonas was awarded the prestigious Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award in 2019. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Nick, and Diana, Gino, and Panda, their three dogs.