Finished I Don’t Know What You Know Me From by Judy Greer. I received a copy from the publisher. In case you legitimately don’t know what you know her from, click here.
Summary (from Goodreads):
“Like Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler, and other (bestselling) co-stars, Judy Greer is taking pen to paper and in her honest, self-deprecating, and hilariously relatable way reminding us why she’s not America’s sweetheart but America’s best friend.
You know Judy Greer, right? Wait, what was she in again? The Wedding Planner, 13 Going on 30, 27 Dresses, The Descendants. Yes, you totally recognize her. And, odds are, if you’re like most women in America, you feel like she’s already your friend. Thankfully, Greer has finally written a book of essays about all the moments, topics, observations, and confessions that you would hope to hear from your best friend. How a midnight shopping trip to CVS can cure all? What it’s like to have stepchildren? And how she really feels about her mother? Yes, it’s all in there. 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 Oscars were actually like? Or which hot actor gave her father a Harley Davidson? Don’t worry—that’s included, too. Besides being laugh-out-loud funny, you’ll love her because she makes us genuinely feel like she’s one of us. Because even though she sometimes has a stylist and a make-up artist, she still wears (and hates!) Spanx. Because she starts her book like this: “This is who I am. This is what I think about things. This is stuff that happened to me, that could have just as easily have happened to you. I’m not that special, and we’re probably not that different. I think I am really lucky to be where I am in life, but I’ve never really lost that feeling that I don’t fit in, and if you have, will you please email me and tell me how you did it? I’m serious.“
If you watch movies or have a TV, you know who Judy Greer is (whether or not you know it). TV-wise, she’s been on Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory and House, MD to name just a few. In terms of movies, she’s been in 13 Going On 30, The Descendants and the remake of Carrie (again, this is a small sampling).
What you may not know is that she’s also a really funny person. I laughed out loud reading this book so many times. It’s sort of like a human version of that US magazine feature about how stars are just like us. Except Judy Greer really IS just like us. (It’s not like how Jennifer Aniston is just like us except crazy rich and can get pretty much whatever she wants.)
There are three parts to this book: her childhood and college years, Hollywood and what I will call her real life. I love movies so I liked the Hollywood part best, but the entire book was funny and smart and endearing.
I would’ve liked a few more set stories (especially from 13 Going on 30, which is one of my favorite movies) but that didn’t make me enjoy the book any less.