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I Don't Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star | [Judy Greer]

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

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.
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Audible Editor Reviews

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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    karyn richmond, VA, United States 04-10-14
    karyn 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!!!

    5 of 5 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 3 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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    "Fun"
    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.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Marion Marshall 08-20-14 Member Since 2014

    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 Member Since 2010
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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


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Ann 06-18-14
    Ann 06-18-14 Member Since 2014
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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.


    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Candida Rodriguez 06-12-14 Member Since 2014

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    "Funny lady, unfunny writing."
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I'm not sure who would enjoy this book. The stories were unmoving and rambling.


    What could Judy Greer have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I bought this book because I thought that there would be better stories, insider scoop stuff. Instead I had to listen to her talk about how she hated La traffic for 10 minutes.


    Did Judy Greer do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    There were no other characters really.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I was disappointed I spent $20 on this book.


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste your money honey!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Steven Tacoma, WA, United States 04-25-14
    Steven Tacoma, WA, United States 04-25-14 Member Since 2008
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    "Memoir's should be more and not about the money"
    What disappointed you about I Don't Know What You Know Me From?

    Nothing worthy of discovery. Why should I care about this person? Each essay has no purpose. No true insight into her or her craft.

    I am pretty sure she is smart. She should show it.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Judy Greer again?

    No


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

    N/A


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from I Don't Know What You Know Me From?

    The whole book. I want to hear about craft, life and the mix of th two. The book is shallow at best.


    Any additional comments?

    Wish I could get my money back.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Mary 12-19-14
    Mary 12-19-14
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    "Wouldn't Recommend"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    No, too much inappropriate content.


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

    I like her narration, and some of the stories were funny.


    What does Judy Greer bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Her performance of narrating the book.


    Was I Don't Know What You Know Me From worth the listening time?

    Some of it - I could have done with less of the insight into her partying life.


    Any additional comments?

    If you want to hear all about the personal life of the slutty best friend in a lot of modern chick flicks, then this is the book for you.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Scott New York, NY, United States 12-01-14
    Scott New York, NY, United States 12-01-14
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    What disappointed you about I Don't Know What You Know Me From?

    If I had to listen to one more self-indulgent childhood story in which she was made to seem the innocent victim, or one more name-dropping Hollywood quasi-drama, I thought I might scream. THERE IS AN ENTIRE SECTION OF JUST EMAILS WHERE SHE TALKS ABOUT WHAT A GREAT FRIEND / PERSON SHE IS. I was physically relieved, when it was over. Here's a thought: maybe the reason Judy Greer's acting career isn't as far along as she'd like it to be is that, at the end of the day, the more interesting people (who've lead interesting lives) make better artists?


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    I don't, liiiike, KNOOOOW? Like, could it BEEEE? That she ends every SENTENCE? With an upward inFLECtion? Liiiike, ya KNOW? Like the whole book is one big QUESTION?
    (FYI: there is a section in the book where she talks about how she was "cured" of this habit in acting school. Umm. Might wanna take a refresher course, Ms. Greer.)


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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