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I've only listened to the first few chapters so far but I wanted to write my review now because I don't think I've ever enjoyed an audiobook's introduction this much before! Rainn Wilson reads it, but it was written by Steve Carell and hilarity ensues. I won't spoil it, but it's soooo funny.
So far, Jenna's chapters are really great, too! I can see how this would be helpful for people who want to become actors, but I am still enjoying it as someone who does not. It's a little bit memoir-y because she shares a lot of personal anecdotes. Her narration is great, too! As a fan of The Office, it's fun to hear things from her perspective as a real life person, not as the character that I think a lot of people still see her as (Pam). That being said, she does seem to share some similarities with her famous character and that is just so super endearing.
She honestly seems so sweet and listening to this really makes me love her even more! I'll finish this one quickly because it is (so far) a great listen.
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A decade. That is how long Jenna Fischer spent just to get parts that would help pay the rent. How did she pay the rent up till then you ask? Office receptionist... as she tells it, she was basically Pam.
"The Actor's Life" does a great job of giving advice, interviewing others in the business, and giving a real-world look at the supposedly glamorous and overnight fame of acting.
The book was a joy to read if you are a fan of Hollywood, tv, and movies, or Jenna Fischer. But it is especially useful if you or someone you love is planning to be an actor.
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Would you listen to The Actor's Life again? Why?
Yes, absolutely. Anyone even looking to embark on an career on the boards or in front of the camera should listen to this book. Practical advice framed in positive tone is so valuable.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
I actually found the admissions of Jenna's missteps to be really endearing