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Waiting on Wednesday: I Don’t Know What You Know Me From by Judy Greer

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.  Its purpose is to spotlight eagerly-anticipated upcoming releases.

This week I’m eagerly awaiting:

I Don’t Know What You Know Me From by Judy Greer

Expected Release Date: April 8, 2014

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.”

(Summary via Goodreads)

I’ve been a fan of Judy Greer for years, because she’s so good at playing, like, the best friend or the scheming co-worker.  She’s one of those people who seems to be in everything, but she never seems to manage to nab the lead role.  She’s the equivalent of the Hollywood Everygirl, I guess.

At any rate, I discovered that she’s putting out a memoir this year, and I’m stoked about it.  I love celebrity memoirs, guys. I really do.  I especially love when they aren’t afraid to dish some dirt, which I hope is the case here.  But even if it’s not, anecdotes from someone who’s been on the set of tons of movies can’t be a bad thing.  I can’t wait for this one.

What are you waiting on this week?


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