Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame (Prebound)
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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
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.
About the Author
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."