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  • Published: 12 September 2016
  • ISBN: 9780143128229
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $29.99
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Where Am I Now?

True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame


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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.

  • Pub date: 12 September 2016
  • ISBN: 9780143128229
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $29.99

About the Author

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.


Praise for Where Am I Now?

“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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