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Honest, insightful, and hilarious, Where Am I Now? introduces Mara Wilson as a brilliant new chronicler of the experience that is growing up female.

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 only kid 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 from what she learned about sex on the set of Melrose Place, to discovering in adolescence that she was no longer “cute” enough for Hollywood, these essays chart her journey 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 female.

Reviews

Growing up, I wanted to be Mara Wilson. 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? reminds you that no matter how unique your life is, some things bind us all together

Jenny Lawson, author of Furiously Happy

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

Rachel Bloom, creator and star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

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  • Paperback

    9780143128229

    September 12, 2016

    Penguin

    272 pages

    RRP $24.99

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