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  • You Look Like That Girl

  • A Child Actor Stops Pretending and Finally Grows Up
  • By: Lisa Jakub
  • Narrated by: Lisa Jakub
  • Length: 9 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 34

Lisa Jakub had what she was supposed to want: She was a working actor in Los Angeles. She had more than 40 movies and TV shows to her name. She had been in blockbusters like Mrs. Doubtfire and Independence Day. She walked the red carpet and lived in the house she had bought when she was 15. But something was missing. Passion. Purpose. Happiness. In this funny and insightful book, Lisa chronicles the adventures of growing up in the film industry and her difficult decision to leave behind the only life she had ever known.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Author opens up about life and living.

  • By K. Burkhardt on 07-22-15

A stunning recollection of being 'that girl'

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-16-18

Some memoirs have the feel that they've been sanitized for the most generic of audiences. Not Lisa. Hers is a book that is a tell-all without scandal. A fond yet cautionary tale about showbiz. A loving recollection of who have her the best advice, the greatest stories, and the tricks she learned to navigate showbiz all while keeping a candor with the audience that engages them instead of detracting from the overall theme. Her diction is fluid and her memory is spectacular to behold. The way she started, had a career, and then left it all is a tale that will leave you uplifted as much as it makes you mad about those who wronged her. There is a great tale about her time on Mrs. Doubtfire and Robin Williams went to bat for her. There's also the glorious tale about how she created an artist commune in the San Bernardino valley. But do yourselves a favor and check this out. You'll be glad you did.