Thursday, November 6, 2014
Book Review and Giveaway: I Don’t Know What You Know Me From (Confessions of a Co-Star)
**Giveaway is now closed**
When I first saw Judy Greer on the big screen, I was watching What Women Want. She’s Erin the file girl, and I remember thinking, “Who’s that actress? What else have I seen her in?” I had the same reaction when I saw The Wedding Planner, and 13 Going on 30. It would be insanely hard not to take notice of the fantastic acting chops Greer possesses. Even when she’s devilishly bitchy like in "13." Only problem is, I still didn’t know her name. Not even after seeing her in Arrested Development (I was late to the game and watched it all for the first time on Netflix), or in the recent Sprint commercials. My husband is a huge fan of Archer and even he had no clue who does the voice of Cheryl!
We’re not alone. In I Don’t Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star, Greer fills us in on what it’s like to be highly recognizable but not well known. People approach her all the time and want to know what movies she’s been in, and she takes it in stride, even when they suggest a film she’s never been in but swears they’ve seen her in. Reading her confessions is like sitting down with your best friend on a lazy Sunday afternoon, eating pizza and ice cream straight out of the carton and discovering just what makes Greer so undeniably cool. From her childhood in Michigan to the time she spent peeing in a stall next to Jennifer Lopez, or the unfortunate mishaps during an Oscar night, there is no sugar coating what Greer experiences. It’s blunt and very real. And quirky, just like you’d imagine her to be. Who would have known how obsessed she is with Target? The fact that she’s very down to earth despite the fame makes her super likeable.
This book is written in essay format and focuses more on Greer’s experiences, not on dishing the dirt. Don’t expect a cheap, grossly exaggerated tell-all. It gives you just enough to whet that celebrity gossip palate without going overboard or taking away from it’s primary objective: making you laugh, and learning a lot more about the girl who is everyone’s best friend.
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Thanks to Penguin Random House, we have TEN copies for readers in the US!
How to win:
Please tell us your favorite obscure celebrity (the ones who you see in movies or TV shows but can't seem to place a name with their face).
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US only. Giveaway ends November 11th at midnight EST.