Year 11, Book 50

50. Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame by Mara Wilson

You may remember Mara Wilson from movies like Mrs. Doubtfire and Matilda. In this memoir she shares her experiences as a child actor and how she ended up leaving acting as a career in this memoir composed of a series of essays. It felt like a pretty standard memoir written by an actor (or former actor in this case). If you are into those types of books, this is a good one. This book is a little bit of a twist on the formula in that a lot of these books start off with how the person didn’t fit in as a kid but eventually made it as an actor/comedian, whereas this book starts off with her not fitting in but already working as an actor and eventually leaving the profession because she realized she was never going to be what Hollywood wanted her to be. I give it a 6 out of 10.

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