Mara Wilson to Chat, Sign Memoir 'WHERE AM I NOW' at The Drama Book Shop Today
The Drama Book Shop is pleased to welcome actress and author Mara Wilson (best known for her starring turns in the films Mrs. Doubtfire, A Simple Wish, Matilda and more) for an intimate discussion and signing of her new book: Where Am I Now: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame tonight, October 26th at 5:30pm. The event is free to the public and copies of Miss Wilson's book will be available for sale ($16.00).
A former child actor, Mara Wilson has always felt a little young and out of place: as the onlykid 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 fromwhat she learned about sex on the set of Melrose Place, to discovering in adolescence that she was no longer cute enough for Hollywood, these essayschart herjourney 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.
Mara Wilson is a writer, playwright, actor, and storyteller perhaps best known as the little girl from Mrs. Doubtfire, Miracle on 34th Street, and Matilda. A graduate of NYU s Tisch School of the Arts, she regularly appears at live storytelling and comedy shows, including her own, What Are You Afraid Of?. Her writing can be found on Jezebel, The Toast, McSweeney s, the Daily Beast, and Cracked.com, and on her blog, MaraWilsonWritesStuff.com. A voice actor on the podcast Welcome to Night Vale, she will guest star on upcoming episodes of Broad City and BoJack Horseman. She lives in New York City."
The Tony Award-winning Drama Book Shop, now in its 99th year, is located at 250 West 40th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues. For more information on this and other events, visit www.dramabookshop.com.