Thursday, March 27, 2014

I Don't Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star, by Judy Greer

For the record, I totally DO know what I know Judy Greer from. She was Kitty on Arrested Development AND she's the voice of Cheryl on Archer. YAY ARCHER!!! To be honest, I mostly wanted to read this book because I wanted to find out what she said about working on Archer or at least Arrested Development, but she barely mentioned them at all. And even though she worked with Jessica Walter on BOTH shows, she mentioned her exactly zero times. Did I get the abridged version of the book? So disappointing.

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?


BOOK DETAILS:
I Don't Know What You Know Me From:
Confessions of a Co-Star
Author: Judy Greer
Publisher: Doubleday
Publication Date: April 8, 2014
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Source: Edelweiss, NetGalley

MENTIONED IN THIS REVIEW:
Maybe We'll Have You Back
(my review)
Official Book Club Selection
(my review)
Archer--Season 1
Arrested Development
Seasons 1-3
Famous Blue Raincoat

2 comments:

  1. This sounds fun. I had no idea she had a book out. I love the cover. I wonder if it's on audio?

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  2. Ooh it is, and she narrates it herself! That might be fun, but I would DEFINITELY be thinking of Cheryl Tunt from Archer THE WHOLE TIME. Here's the Amazon link (it comes out next month): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0804149151/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0804149151&linkCode=as2&tag=cozlitboojou-20

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