I Don’t Know What You Know Me From

My Life as a Co-Star

Publisher: Anchor

This is Judy Greer’s story, from her self-described childhood as “Ugly Judy” in suburban Detroit-ish, Michigan, to trying out for drama school to get even with her frenemy, and then breaking into movies as the ultimate best friend. Judy is a refreshingly honest, self-deprecating, and totally relatable guide to Hollywood life, speaking candidly about what it’s really like to shoot on location, to go to the Oscars, and to feel like you’re building a tortoise career in a town full of hares. 
 
Beneath the Spanx, Judy is like the best friend you've always wanted. She chills out with her giant, gassy bulldog, Buckley; meets the love of her life on a blind date; happily dives into being a stepparent; and through it all maintains an unshakeable belief in the restorative power of a late-night drugstore run.

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Excerpted from the hardcover edition. 

Chapter 1
Detroit-­ish

i grew up in a suburb of detroit, michigan. no, not Grosse Pointe. Not 8 Mile. To everyone who is not from Michigan: there are more places besides Grosse Pointe and 8 Mile in the Detroit area. Grosse Pointe is for...
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PRAISE FOR

"The most fun thing in the world is sitting with Judy Greer and talking about her life while drinking perhaps a touch more wine than you'd intended. If you can't make that happen, the second most fun thing is reading her book. While you over-pour and drink the wine."
     --Jennifer Garner (Judy's co-star in 13 Going on 30)

“Will make you wish Greer was your wacky best friend.” —People
 
“A hilarious, heartfelt memoir.” —InStyle

“Intimate and frank. . . . I Don't Know What You Know Me From proves what [her fans] have always suspected: Judy Greer shines in the starring role.” —The Daily Beast
 
“Finally this perennial co-star gets to confound Hollywood’s expectations and take center stage in a role that’s every bit as hilarious, delightful, and brutally honest as the comedienne herself.” —Mitch Hurwitz, creator of Arrested Development

“If you’ve heard Judy speak even once you can hear her voice all through these wonderful stories, because she writes like she talks and what she says is so much fun to listen to. My only complaint was how much I missed her when the book was over—but that’s how I always feel after a long stay with a good friend.”
     —Jim Parsons, star of The Big Bang Theory
 
“The book is so funny it might make her a household name.”
     —Ladies’ Home Journal
 
“She's nothing if not honest—sometimes brutally so.”
     —Los Angeles Times
 
“Her book is just as honest, witty, and observant as she actually is. From her early life and her experiences in love and friendship to the weird world of Hollywood, she candidly spills the beans and consistently entertains. So now is your chance—you too can be friends with Judy (sort of).”
     —Rashida Jones

"I read it in one sitting. Then I flushed."
     --Zach Galifianakis
 
“Charming. . . . [Greer’s] bubbly best-friend personality and self-deprecating anecdotes will have readers rooting for her.”
     —Booklist
 
“Greer is an engaging and witty storyteller, at turns wistful and unsparingly honest.”
     —Kirkus Reviews