Mara Wilson is best known for her childhood roles in Mrs. Doubtfire and Matilda. Now she plays The Faceless Old Woman Who Secretly Lives in Your Home on Welcome to Night Vale, and hosts her show about fears and anxieties, What Are You Afraid Of?, at Q.E.D. Her writing has appeared on McSweeney’s, Reductress, Cracked, The Toast, and her first book, Where Am I Now? will be available from Penguin in September 13, 2016.
Now a host and author, Mara Wilson (Welcome to Night Vale, ‘Where Am I Now?’, Bojack Horseman) will be appearing in Boston, Los Angeles, Seattle and San Francisco to read from and sign copies of her first memoir with Penguin Books, Where Am I Now?
Here’s when and where you can see her:
9/15 – Boston, MA – The Brattle Theater – 6pm – info
9/20 – Los Angeles, CA – Barnes and Noble, the Grove at Farmers Market – 7pm – info
9/21 – Seattle, WA – Town Hall – 7:30pm – info
9/22 – San Francisco, CA – Haight Booksmith – 7:30pm – info
In this funny, honest, and poignant book for readers of Jessi Klein, Allie Brosh and Roxane Gay, the former child actress who starred in Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire shares stories from her unique coming of age.
Mara Wilson has always felt a little young and out of place: as the only kid on a film set full of adults, the first daughter in a house full of boys, a Valley girl in New York and a neurotic in California, and a grown-up the world still remembers as a little girl. Tackling everything from what she learned about sex on the set of Melrose Place, to discovering in adolescence that she was no longer “cute” enough for Hollywood, these essays chart her journey from accidental fame to relative (but happy) obscurity. They also illuminate universal struggles, like navigating love and loss, and figuring out who you are and where you belong. Candid, insightful, and hilarious, Where Am I Now? introduces Mara Wilson as a brilliant new chronicler of the experience that is growing up female.
You can pre-order your copy of her book here: http://www.penguinrandomhouse.