Mara Wilson

discusses

Where Am I Now?:
True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT
There will be a standby line at the door

This event includes a book signing

Date

Sep
15
Thursday
September 15, 2016
6:00 PM
(Doors at 5:30)

Location

Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

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Harvard Book Store welcomes writer, playwright, and actress MARA WILSON for a discussion of her memoir, Where Am I Now?: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame.

About Where Am I Now?

A former child actress best known for her starring roles in Matilda and Mrs. Doubtfire, 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. Honest, insightful, and hilarious, Where Am I Now? introduces Mara Wilson as a brilliant new chronicler of the experience that is growing up young and female.

Praise

“Growing up, I wanted to BE Mara Wilson. Where Am I Now? is a delight.” —Ilana Glazer, cocreator and star of Broad City
 
“Genuine and authentic, funny and heartbreaking, Where Am I Now? reminds you that no matter how unique your life is, some things bind us all together.” —Jenny Lawson, author of Furiously Happy

“Former child star Mara Wilson has grown up to be a moving, funny, and thoughtful storyteller. Well, not up. As I understand it, she's still approximately the same height.”  —Megan Amram, author of Science…for Her!
 
“You don't have to be a fellow neurotic Jew who grew up in Southern California to adore this book. Though Mara Wilson’s childhood was unique, the themes of Where Am I Now? are universal.”  —Rachel Bloom, creator and star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Film Screening

The Brattle Theatre will screen Mara Wilson's film Matilda after our event and signing. This 8:30pm screening will be ticketed separately, through the Brattle Theatre, and will feature a special introduction by Mara.

Purchase tickets and learn more at brattlefilm.org/2016/09/15/matilda.

Mara Wilson
Mara Wilson

Mara Wilson

Mara Wilson is a writer, playwright, actor, and storyteller perhaps best known as the little girl from Mrs. Doubtfire, Miracle on 34th Street, and Matilda. A graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, she regularly appears at live storytelling and comedy shows, including her own, What Are You Afraid Of?. Her writing can be found on Jezebel, The Toast, McSweeney’s, the Daily Beast, and Cracked.com, and on her blog, MaraWilsonWritesStuff.com. A voice actor on the podcast Welcome to Night Vale, she will guest star on upcoming episodes of Broad City and BoJack Horseman. She lives in New York City.

Photo Credit: Ari Scott

UPDATE: Tickets for this event are sold out. Please note, we are often able to accommodate additional attendees from a standby line for sold out events. View our Sold Out Event FAQ for more information.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-returnable.

 

Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 10 minutes

As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and proceed along Brattle St. Follow Brattle St. as it curves to the right in Brattle Square (follow the sidewalk on the right side of the street). The Brattle will be on the left-hand side of the street. The building is shared with Algiers Cafe and Alden & Harlow Restaurant, and the theatre entrance is on the left side of the building—look for the sidewalk poster case and marquee.

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