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I Don't Know What You Know Me From: My Life as a Co-Star

I Don't Know What You Know Me From: My Life as a Co-Star
Your Price: $21.95 CDN
Author: Judy Greer
Publisher: Anchor Books
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 256
Pub. Date: 2015
ISBN-10: 0345806735
ISBN-13: 9780345806734

About the Book:

You know Judy Greer, right? Even if you do not know her name it is likely you recognize her from her time playing Jennifer Lopez's assistant in The Wedding Planner or as Kitty Sanchez on Arrested Development. It could be that you remember her as Jennifer Garner's frenemy in 13 Going on 30, or as the actress who broke your heart in the Oscar-winning The Descendants. Yes, you totally recognize her, though, you probably have no idea why you recognize her, and not because you've never seen before, but because – with more than 40 movies and countless TV series on her resume – Judy Greer is a massively-talented and frequently-featured character actor you've kind of seen in everything.

A working actress since she graduated from theatre school, she has carved a busy, fruitful career in Hollywood's second tier, for which she is preternaturally grateful. In I Don't Know What You Know Me From, the prolific actress writes what it's like being a "slightly recognizable but not immediately able to place" actress: how a midnight shopping trip to the pharmacy can cure all; what it's like to wake up one day with stepchildren; and how she really feels about fans telling her that she's prettier in person. Yes, it's all here from the hilarious moments to the intimate confessions.

I Don't Know What You Know Me From: My Life as a Co-Star is Judy Greer's story, from her self-described childhood as "Ugly Judy" in suburban Detroit-ish, Michigan, to trying out for drama school to get even with her frenemy, and then breaking into movies as the ultimate best friend. Judy is a refreshingly honest, self-deprecating, and totally relatable guide to Hollywood life, speaking candidly about what it's really like to shoot on location, to go to the Oscars, and to feel like you're building a tortoise career in a town full of hares.

Beneath the Spanx, Judy Greer is like the best friend you've always wanted. Because even though she sometimes has a stylist and a makeup artist, she still wears (and hates!) Spanx. Because even after over twenty years in Hollywood, she still hasn't figured everything out except that you should always wash your face before bed. Always. She chills out walking her giant, gassy bulldog, Buckley, pooper-scooper bags in hand, even when there are no paparazzi around to capture it; meets the love of her life on a blind date; happily dives into being a stepparent; and through it all maintains an unshakeable belief in the restorative power of cruising the beauty aisles on a late-night drugstore run.

What people say:

"She hustles. It's not easy to do what she does, to always be working, saying yes, to be so sought after in the kinds of roles that she does, and to bring an inventiveness to them.... The most fun thing in the world is sitting with Judy Greer and talking about her life while drinking perhaps a touch more wine than you'd intended. If you can't make that happen, the second most fun thing is reading her book. While you over-pour and drink the wine." — Jennifer Garner (Judy's friend since they made the rom-com 13 Going on 30)

"If you've heard Judy speak even once you can hear her voice all through these wonderful stories, because she writes like she talks and what she says is so much fun to listen to. My only complaint was how much I missed her when the book was over – but that's how I always feel after a long stay with a good friend." — Jim Parsons, star of The Big Bang Theory

"Her book is just as honest, witty, and observant as she actually is. From her early life and her experiences in love and friendship to the weird world of Hollywood, she candidly spills the beans and consistently entertains. So now is your chance – you too can be friends with Judy (sort of)." — Rashida Jones, star of Parks and Recreation

"Finally this perennial co-star gets to confound Hollywood's expectations and take center stage in a role that's every bit as hilarious, delightful, and brutally honest as the comedienne herself." — Mitch Hurwitz, creator of Arrested Development

"Will make you wish Greer was your wacky best friend." — People

"A hilarious, heartfelt memoir." — InStyle

"The book is so funny it might make her a household name." — Ladies' Home Journal

"She's nothing if not honest – sometimes brutally so." — Los Angeles Times

About the Author:

Judith Therese Evans, known professionally as Judy Greer, is an American actress, voice actress, comedian, and author who was born in Detroit and studied at The Theatre School, DePaul University's prestigious theatre conservatory program. She is one of the most prolific actresses of her time, appearing to date in over 125 roles across film and television.