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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 young and female.
©2016 Mara Wilson (P)2016 Penguin Audio
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By tiffany alzatti on 10-13-16

She described the first ten years of my life.

What made the experience of listening to Where Am I Now? the most enjoyable?

I think it put forth a third layer to the entire experience.

What other book might you compare Where Am I Now? to and why?

My initial thought was to compare her to Mindy Kayling, just because they describe their life and what they remember about their youth so vividly, but Mara has a depth to her that made me understand that all of the repressed anxiety I had at such a young age could be rationalized by me as an adult.

What does Mara Wilson bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

If I just read the book, I wouldn't be able to compare Mara Wilson's voice to whoever voices MTV's DARIA, and think - wow, this is what my inner voice sounds like - Matilda, all grown up.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

It was the moment she said her mother died on the set of Matilda. My heart broke.

Any additional comments?

I wholeheartedly believe that the credit or the cash is worth listening to Mara and her honest representation of not only girlhood, but girlhood as a child star. I think her wit and wisdom are beautiful partners to her honesty and maturity. She is a wonderful storyteller.

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By Mea_33 on 09-15-16

I Couldn't Put Mara's Book Down...!!!!

"Where Am I Now ?" Is Funny, Sad, Thought Provoking And Warm-Hearted...!!!! Loved Reading It...!!!!

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By Louie on 09-17-16


Spoke to me on so many levels. Maria Wilson is insightful, articulate and a great story teller. Her voice was wonderful and I would love to hear more audio books narrated by her!

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By Matthew Elliott on 10-05-16

Exceptional on all sides.

Like many of my peers, I grew up with Mara Wilson. She was the iconic little girl we all fell in love with and were heartbroken when she walked away from acting - reading this book has been a revelation, I have waited many years to hear her story and now I feel I love her more for it. Read by Mara herself, this book is an incredible listen, a greater read and the story of a life riddled with insecurity.
Highly recommended.

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By Estora on 10-14-16


excellent! Mara Wilson delights as both author and narrator in Where Am I Now. recommended!

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By Anonymous User on 10-22-17

Mara Wilson is AMAZING.

I loved this book from start to finish. She led a fascinating life. Great Read.

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