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Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Mara Wilson

Narrated By: Mara Wilson

Publisher: Penguin Audio

Date: September 2016

Duration: 7 hours 22 minutes


'Thoughtfully traces [Mara Wilson's] journey from child actress to Hollywood dropout...Who is she now? She's a writer.' —NPR's 'Guide To 2016’s Great Reads'

“Growing up, I wanted to be Mara Wilson. Where Am I Now? is a delight.” —Ilana Glazer, cocreator and star of Broad City

Named a best book of the month by GoodReads and Entertainment Weekly

A former child actor 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. Candid, insightful, moving, and hilarious, Where Am I Now? introduces Mara Wilson as a brilliant new chronicler of the experience that is growing up female.


  • Abby Gillette

    So authentic and relatable and lovely. I cried in the chapter about OCD and laughed in the chapter about choir dynamics.

  • Nicola Lee

    I didn't love this book but it was interesting and I liked that Mara narrated it.

  • Misty Davidson

    It was okay. If your into inspiring books about overcoming mental health issues, this is for you. Not really my thing, but I understand the importance of awareness.

  • Jessica Luna

    Mara is a wonderful writer, and her narration is spot on. She does a wonderful job narrating! She has a voice you want to listen to. I highly recommend!

  • Laura Blyth

    Very enjoyable, quirky and interesting. I loved Mara's narration and would recommend this to any of my friends!

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