Mara Wilson’s New Memoir ‘Where Am I Now?’ Due Out September
Ever wondered what happened to the child actor Mara Wilson who had starring roles in Mrs. Doubtfire and Matilda? She now plays The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home on Welcome to Night Vale, and hosts her show about fears and anxieties, What Are You Afraid Of?
Her new memoir comes out on September 13th and is called Where Am I Now? from Penguin.
More about Where Am I Now?
Mara Wilson has always felt a little young and a little out of place: as the only child on a film set full of adults, the first daughter in a house full of boys, the sole clinically depressed member of the cheerleading squad, a valley girl in New York and a neurotic in California, and an adult the world still remembers as a little girl. Tackling everything from how she first learned about sex on the set of Melrose Place, to losing her mother at a young age, to getting her first kiss (or was it kisses?) on a celebrity canoe trip, to not being “cute” enough to make it in Hollywood, these essays tell the story of one young woman’s journey from accidental fame to relative (but happy) obscurity. But they also illuminate a universal struggle: learning to accept yourself, and figuring out who you are and where you belong.
(Photo: Ari Scott)
Follow Mara on Twitter at @marawritesstuff