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Where Am I Now: True Stories of Girlhood and Accidental Fame by Mara Wilson
Mara Wilson has always felt a little young and a little out of place. As the only child on a film set full of adults, she started out with accidental fame and journeyed to relative (but happy) obscurity, learning a lot about growing up along the way. Her collection of essays illuminates a universal struggle: learning to accept yourself and figuring out where you belong.
Forever Young: A Memoir by Hayley Mills
The iconic actress looks back on her days as a child star for Disney, as well as the challenges of dealing with an industry that wanted her to remain to bound to a wholesome, youthful public image. As a member of an esteemed acting family, she offers both her childhood impressions of the wild and glamorous world she was swept into and the wisdom and broader knowledge that time has given her.
The Boys: A Memoir of Hollywood and Family by Ron Howard and Clint Howard
By turns confessional, nostalgic, heartwarming, and harrowing, the award-winning filmmaker and his brother, an audience-favorite actor, share their unusual family story of navigating and surviving life as sibling child actors.