Other than that, it's an okay celebrity memoir. It's not ground-breaking or super emotional or laugh-out-loud funny, but it's cute and competently written. If she were my favourite celebrity (or someone I knew in real life) I would definitely love this book. Then again, I still would have wanted her to spill about her TV gigs.
I did like her story about getting her first movie role by auditioning wearing her favourite blue raincoat and using it as a prop in the scene. When she got a callback, the director asked her where her raincoat was and she said, "Look outside. It's not raining today so I didn't wear it." (That's a LOT funnier if you picture her saying it in her Cheryl Tunt voice) She got the part and they made her wear her blue raincoat in the movie, so she kept it forever because it was so lucky (and famous). And she managed to tell that whole story without ever once referencing the Leonard Cohen song, "Famous Blue Raincoat," which I think shows incredible restraint because the song was pretty much playing on a loop in my head the whole time. Or maybe she just doesn't know that song. No, that's too horrible to think about.
Compared to similar celebrity memoirs, I'd say it was a better read than Maybe We'll Have You Back, by Fred Stoller, but not as good as Official Book Club Selection, by Kathy Griffin.
Okay, can somebody find out if Jessica Walter has a book?
I Don't Know What You Know Me From:
Confessions of a Co-Star
Author: Judy Greer
Publication Date: April 8, 2014
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Source: Edelweiss, NetGalley
MENTIONED IN THIS REVIEW:
|Maybe We'll Have You Back|
|Official Book Club Selection|
|Famous Blue Raincoat|