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I Don’t Know What You Know Me From

I Don’t Know What You Know Me From
Judy Greer
Doubleday, 2014
Audience: Adults, Older Teens
Source: E-Galley

From Goodreads:
You know Judy Greer, right? Maybe from The Wedding Planner, 13 Going on 30, Carrie, Arrested Development, orThe Descendants. Yes, you totally recognize her. And, odds are, you already feel like she’s your friend. 

In her first book of essays, I Don’t Know What You Know Me From, Greer writes about everything you would hope to hear from your best friend: how a midnight shopping trip to CVS 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.

But Judy Greer isn’t just a regular friend—she’s a celebrity friend. Want to know which celebs she’s peed next to? Or what the Academy Awards are actually like? Or which hot actor gave her father a Harley-Davidson? Don’t worry; Greer reveals all of that, too. You’ll love her because, besides being laugh-out-loud funny, she makes us genuinely feel like she’s one of us. Because even though she sometimes has a stylist and a makeup artist, she still wears (and hates!) Spanx. Because even after almost twenty years in Hollywood, she still hasn’t figured everything out—except that you should always wash your face before bed. Always.


I loved 13 Going on 30. It’s one of my favorites. I hope Judy Greer finds her success. I think she would be great starring in a comedy. Her book was relatively enjoyable. I giggled a few times. I was hoping for hilarity, but it was ok - and interesting. My favorite part was probably about peeing next to big stars. I never really thought about something like that. I would recommend this one if you like her movies but people who do not know her wouldn’t appreciate this book as much.

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