BOOK REVIEW: I Don't Know What You Know Me From - Confessions of a Co-star
I have been a fan of Judy ever since she played the mean girl we love to hate in 13 going on 30. When I saw she had written a book I immediately wanted to read it! I have always felt like she deserves more respect and applause than she usually gets. However, as the title suggests, most people won’t know who she is based on name or face alone.
So here is what you need to know about Judy and her book: I would call this more a collection of essays or personal stories than a memoir. Judy has been acting for most of her life and has had a generally successful career. She is often typecast as the best friend of the heroine, especially in the rom-com genre. This is not a dirty tell all where she spills about the super famous people she’s worked with.
This book was an absolute delight. Judy is just as funny on the page as she is on the screen and I definitely recommend the audiobook. If you enjoy reading about entertainment, movies, or the life of actors this is an absolute must read. However, there is so much more to this story than simply her career. Judy shares personal, interesting, and humorous stories from her childhood and pre-"co-star" days.
Mood: It felt like meeting a friend of a friend, and not being sure if you'll have anything in common or to talk about other than your mutual friend, and then finding out this person is way cooler and funnier than your mutual friend and totally hitting it off.
For Fans of: Mindy Kaling’s Books, Talking as Fast as I can by Lauren Graham, Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick