Where am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame
Mara Wilson has always felt a little young and a little out of place. As the only child on a film set full of adults, she started out with accidental fame and journeyed to relative (but happy) obscurity, learning a lot about growing up along the way. Her collection of essays illuminates a universal struggle: learning to accept yourself and figuring out where you belong. Exquisitely crafted, revelatory, and full of the crack comic timing that has made Wilson a sought-after storyteller and Twitter star, Where Am I Now introduces a witty, perceptive new voice.
"Lyrical and affecting . . . humorous, relatable, and ultimately real. . .["Where Am I Now?"]is more than just another Hollywood memoir; it is a truly refreshing coming-of-age story." "Library Journal" "A heartfelt portrait . . . [Mara Wilson] has experienced a great many highs as well as lows in her young life, and she shares them all with honesty, humor, and humility." "Publishers Weekly" "A coming-of-age story that is not only entertaining, but also wise. . . . A readably candid, sharp memoir." "Kirkus Reviews" 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" 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" 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""
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."