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


I’ve looked forward to reading Judy Greer’s memoir, I Don’t Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star, ever since I heard about it. What I personally know her from is 13 Going On 30, in which she played Jennifer Garner’s middle-school frenemy all grown up. But as Greer and her IMDB page attest, she’s been working consistently – mostly in supporting roles – since the late 1990s. Most recently she’s been on Archer, Arrested Development, and Two and a Half Men.

I Don’t Know What You Know Me From is a pretty typically structured memoir, starting with Greer’s childhood in Detroit. After ten years of ballet (she had the right body type but never particularly excelled), she started acting on a lark in high school. When another girl told her she wasn’t good enough to get into an acting program at DePaul University, Greer decided that was exactly what she wanted to do. After graduation, she moved to Los Angeles, where she still lives with her husband and stepkids. This memoir is full of amusing and touching stories about her family and friends (as well as straight talk about what really goes on in Hollywood). One of my favorite chapters is a series of e-mails from her best friends about how America’s go-to movie best friend stacks up in real life.

I found Judy Greer extremely likable. She seems like a genuine, humble, funny person who doesn’t take her success for granted and knows what’s important in life. I loved hanging out with her in the pages of this book and would definitely read anything else she writes!


I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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5 Responses to Book Review: I Don’t Know What You Know Me From by Judy Greer

  1. Carol says:

    I knew she’d been in Arrested Development, but she was in a show Jon and I watched a few times, Mad Love, too. I’ll have to check out her book!

  2. I cannot wait to read this book sometime soon! It is definitely on my list. I am so glad that you liked it, I would be sad if it wasn’t very good :)

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  4. I love Judy Greer! I didn’t even know she had a memoir out, but now I’m going to read it for sure.

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