Where Am I Now?

  • by Mara Wilson
  • Narrated by Mara Wilson
  • 7 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.

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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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- tiffany alzatti

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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- Mea_33

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-13-2016
  • Publisher: Penguin Audio