You Look Like That Girl

  • by Lisa Jakub
  • Narrated by Lisa Jakub
  • 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

At the age of 22, Lisa Jakub had what she was supposed to want: She was a working actor in Los Angeles. She had more than 40 movies and TV shows to her name. She had been in blockbusters like Mrs. Doubtfire and Independence Day. She walked the red carpet and lived in the house she had bought when she was 15.
But something was missing. Passion. Purpose. Happiness.
Lisa had been working since the age of four, after a man approached her parents at a farmer's market and asked her to audition for a commercial. That chance encounter dictated the next 18 years of her unusual - and frequently awkward - life. She met Princess Diana...and almost fell on her while attempting to curtsy. She filmed in exciting locations...and her high school asked her not to come back. She went to fancy parties...and got kind of kidnapped that one time. Success was complicated.
Making movies, traveling the world, and meeting intriguing people was fun for a while, but Lisa eventually realized she was living a life based on momentum and definitions of success that were not her own. She battled severe anxiety and panic attacks while feeling like she was living someone else's dream. Not wanting to become a child actor stereotype, Lisa retired from acting and left LA in search of a path that felt more authentic to her.
In this funny and insightful book, Lisa chronicles the adventures of growing up in the film industry and her difficult decision to leave behind the only life she had ever known, to examine her priorities and to write the script for her own life. She explores the universal question we all ask ourselves: what do I want to be when I grow up?


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This book as excellent. Honest, interesting, and inspirational. Infused with humor and humility; Lisa Jakub is a wonderful writer. I can't wait for more books by this author.

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- Jessica Curley-Phinney

Fascinating story

About a girl who was really good at something she didn't want to do. I was impressed with how well in touch she was with her feelings and weaknesses. She fought them for a while and tried to change, but finally realized who she was and moved on. Congratulations.
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- mary carole cotter

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-30-2015
  • Publisher: Lisa Jakub