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I Don't Know What You Know Me From Audiobook
I Don't Know What You Know Me From
Written by: 
Judy Greer
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Judy Greer
I Don't Know What You Know Me From Audiobook

I Don't Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star

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Editors Select, April 2014 - I’m not the type of person who typically reads celebrity biographies. To be honest, I’ve only read these types of books out of need on long flights. I willingly picked up Judy Greer’s I Don’t Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star because I happen to love the eclectic mix of television shows and movies in which she’s been. Her book is funny, interesting, and honest. She speaks of her childhood in Michigan, her college years in Chicago, and her time in L.A. The best part? It’s like listening to your best friend talk about her day. –Laura, Audible Editor

Publisher's Summary

Like Tina Fey, Chelsea Handler, and other (best-selling) 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."

©2014 Judy Greer (P)2014 Random House Audio

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    Amazon Customer richmond, VA, United States 04-10-14
    Amazon Customer richmond, VA, United States 04-10-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Yay!!! Another Audible Favorite!"

    This book was on par with my absolute, hands down favorite "BossyPants". Judy Greer's stories are touching, funny, interesting and well narrated. As another small town Michigan girl, her early essays on growing up outside Detroit during the "John Hughes" era made me feel like we were besties exchanging memories. Love this book!!!

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    amy platte city, MO, United States 05-29-14
    amy platte city, MO, United States 05-29-14 Member Since 2009
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    What did you love best about I Don't Know What You Know Me From?

    There is something endearing about Judy Greer that makes her almost instantly likable. There is nothing mind blowing about the book as far as content, except to say that it made me like her more. Listening to this book is like making a new friend: you get to hear all the past stories, thoughts, ideas, dreams, hopes, and gaffes. it's a one sided relationship at this point, but you know, she IS an actress (hee, hee). Very enjoyable listen.


    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Laura - Audible New York, NY 06-04-15
    Laura - Audible New York, NY 06-04-15
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    "A Fun Celeb Bio"
    Any additional comments?

    I’m not the type of person who typically reads celebrity biographies. To be honest, I’ve only read these types of books out of need on long flights. I willingly picked up Judy Greer’s "I Don’t Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star" because I happen to love the eclectic mix of television shows and movies in which she’s been. Her book is funny, interesting, and honest. She speaks of her childhood in Michigan, her college years in Chicago, and her time in L.A. The best part? It’s like listening to your best friend talk about her day.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Marion Marshall 08-20-14

    I love reading. For a long time, I snubbed audio books like so many others. How wrong and misguided I was.

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    "Enjoyable essays from the life of an actress"
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    She tends to complain more than necessary especially when you consider her occupation.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Yes. It may be more entertaining and less whiny as a movie


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Emily 08-11-14
    Emily 08-11-14
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    "Love this actress but such a disappointment"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I wouldn't recommend this to anyone. The author is upbeat but it's one dull story after another. I loved other books in this group (Bossypants, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?) but I didn't even finish this one.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran


    Have you listened to any of Judy Greer’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I haven't listened to her other performances


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Walter EXTON, PA, United States 04-15-14
    Walter EXTON, PA, United States 04-15-14
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    "Funniest book about Show Biz in A Long Time"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Bcause it's very funny.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    The blind date with the man who would become her husband. Anyone who's been on a blind date can relate. She forgot what he looked like, after two hours of talking to him over dinner.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Getting to know her step children and her husband's ex.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Ashton Kutcher bought Judy's dad a serious Harley, just cause Ashton's a good guy.


    Any additional comments?

    I'd be surprised if she doesn't become a major comedy star,after this book. She's really funny and you can't help but wish her the best.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Ann 06-18-14
    Ann 06-18-14
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    "Needed More Stories!"
    What disappointed you about I Don't Know What You Know Me From?

    I think it was just too general - "I have a hard time with this, I really like that" … but lacking any specific details or stories to capture the listener's attention. (Aside from the motorcycle story, which was semi-interesting, but a little too gushy.) The entire chapter of reading emails about what a great friend she is was annoying. (Again, without specific stories or examples … just, "wow! you're really awesome!")


    Would you ever listen to anything by Judy Greer again?

    Probably not. I really enjoy Judy Greer as an actress, and because of the wide variety of characters she's played and people she's worked with, I was hoping to hear a collection of stories about her experiences. (Especially from Arrested Development! I would think that job alone would be full of interesting/funny tales!) Happily, she seems to have led a pretty charmed life - which is great - but makes for a bit of a tiresome read. Makes me really appreciate how difficult it is to be an engaging writer/storyteller. Not everyone can do it.


    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    cyndi 06-27-16
    cyndi 06-27-16 Member Since 2015

    On a quest for a book that will knock Tina Fey's "Bossypants" out and win the coveted title of "My Favorite Book."

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    "There's A Reason She's Not The Main Character"
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I grew up in the same town as her so I thought it might be cool to learn more about her. Unfortunately, I learned she's boring, whiny and not even interesting enough to have the lead role in her own book.


    What was most disappointing about Judy Greer’s story?

    It's pretty mundane from the start, but I struggled to get through it around chapter 27 where she reads emails from her friends about what kind of friend she is. This desperate attempt to flesh out a book doesn't add color to her character, it just proves she really shouldn't be writing a book.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Judy Greer?

    A squeaky door hinge. Her voice timbre and appeal so it's possible no one would be able to tell the difference.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Ty M. 05-07-16
    Ty M. 05-07-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Boring"

    Sorry, appreciate the effort and time it took to write out your life story but I honestly couldn't wait for it to end. Maybe you need to be interested in pursuing a career in acting to stay captivated, I don't know, I just wasn't into this book.

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    Elizabeth 03-13-16
    Elizabeth 03-13-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Pretty good, I enjoyed it but didn't love it"

    I enjoyed this listen but didn't love it. She talks about so many random topics - I really wish she would have delved into her work on her movies, working with big name stars and what it's like to be on set, at red carpets - which she touches on, but it still fell over all flat. I enjoyed her story and path to Hollywood and talking about being a stepmom and wife to "Dean Johnson" never just "Dean" which I thought was cute! A cute, fluffy listen but not much more. I was hoping for more, Judy! :) I think you're awesome and have carved a unique role and path for yourself in Hollywood!

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