Where Am I Now? True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame

Where Am I Now? True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame

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Growing up, I wanted to BE Mara Wilson. "Where Am I Now?" is a delight. Ilana Glazer, cocreator and star of "Broad City
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Genuine and authentic, funny and heartbreaking, "Where Am I Now?" reminds you that no matter how unique your life is, some things bind us all together. Jenny Lawson, author of "Furiously Happy"
A former child actress best known for her starring roles in "Matilda "and "Mrs. Doubtfire, "Mara Wilson has always felt a little young and out of place: as the onlykid on a film set full of adults, the first daughter in a house full of boys, a Valley girl in New York and a neurotic in California, and a grown-up the world still remembers as a little girl. Tackling everything fromwhat she learned about sex on the set of "Melrose Place," to discovering in adolescence that she was no longer cute enough for Hollywood, these essayschart herjourney from accidental fame to relative (but happy) obscurity. They also illuminate universal struggles, like navigating love and loss, and figuring out who you are and where you belong. Honest, insightful, and hilarious, "Where Am I Now?" introduces Mara Wilson as a brilliant new chronicler of the experience that is growing up young and female."
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Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 23mm | 363g
  • English
  • Prebound edition
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0606394516
  • 9780606394512
  • 2,081,855

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Genuine and authentic, funny and heartbreaking, "Where Am I Now?" is a book that reminds you that no matter how unique your life is, some things bind us all together.
Jenny Lawson, author of "Furiously Happy "and "Let s Pretend this Never Happened"
Growing up, I wanted to BE Mara Wilson. I always loved that she portrayed strong characters, especially as a female, even as a young child. "Where Am I Now?" is a delight.
Ilana Glazer, co-creator and star of "Broad City"
Former child star Mara Wilson has grown up to be a moving, funny, and thoughtful storyteller. Well, not"up." As I understand it, she's still approximately the same height.
Megan Amram, author of "Science for Her!"
You don't have to be a fellow neurotic Jew who grew up in Southern California to adore this book. Though Mara Wilson s childhood was unique, the themes of "Where Am I Now?" are universal.
Rachel Bloom, creator and star of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
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"Wilson is more compelling as an adult than she was a child. Her writing is sharp, funny, and critical of the film industry and expectations placed on women who live their lives in public."
Longreads.com
"The coolest girl to ever dump Hollywood."
Refinery 29"
""Every time Mara Wilson opens her mouth, we like her even more."
The Huffington Post"
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About Mara Wilson

Mara Wilson is a writer, playwright, actor, and storyteller perhaps best known as the little girl from "Mrs. Doubtfire," "Miracle on 34th Street," and "Matilda." A graduate of NYU s Tisch School of the Arts, she regularly appears at live storytelling and comedy shows, including her own, "What Are You Afraid Of?." Her writing can be found on "Jezebel," "The Toast," "McSweeney s," the "Daily Beast," and Cracked.com, and on her blog, MaraWilsonWritesStuff.com. A voice actor on the podcast "Welcome to Night Vale," she will guest star on upcoming episodes of "Broad City" and "BoJack Horseman." She lives in New York City."
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10,709 ratings
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4 40% (4,296)
3 25% (2,689)
2 6% (598)
1 2% (182)
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