The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide

The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide

Jenna Fischer?s Hollywood journey began at the age of 22 when she moved to Los Angeles from her hometown of St. Louis. With a theater degree in hand, she was certain everything would fall easily into place. Never mind that she didn?t know a single person in the entertainment industry. She was determined, she was confident, she was ready to work hard. So, what could go wron Jenna Fischer?s Hollywood journey began at the age of 22 when she moved to Los Angeles from her hometown of St. Lou...

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Title:The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide
Author:Jenna Fischer
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ISBN:1944648224
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Number of Pages:252 pages pages

The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide Reviews

  • Lindsey
    Apr 11, 2018

    This book is basically an actors textbook. Please, please, please know this. It was perfect for me cause, hey, I'm an actor. Jenna has been giving out amazing information like this for years, via blog posts and podcasts, and I have been waiting for her to publish it. But if you are...

    Being an actor is not something I ever wanted to pursue, so I am not the intended audience for this book, but I still loved learning about the behind-the-scenes details of trying to make a profession out of acting. ...

    Jenna Fischer's The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide provides wonderful insight into a world that many aspire to be part of, but few have the drive, determination, and luck to make it in. It took Jenna eight grueling years before she landed her polarizing role of Pam Beasley. The thin...

    Pam Beesly wrote a book, ya?ll! Well, that?s not entirely true; Jenna Fischer, actress extraordinaire, wrote a book and it is super informative for the novice actor and enlightening for the day dreamers like me. How in the world do you get a start in Tinseltown? Lovable Jenna, ri...

    This was a surprise! I?m not an actor. I don?t really know any actors. I would actively discourage anyone I knew from becoming an actor. And yet, I really enjoyed this. Fischer tells the story of of her own Hollywood journey while giving advice and behind-the-scenes information...

    I love Jenna Fischer! I only picked this book up because I love her so much, so, obviously, none of the information pertained to me. However, she writes beautifully and conversationally without condescending to you. If you were an aspiring actor, this would be the book for you! ...

    This was fascinating. As a non-actor it was really interesting to get a peek behind the curtain. Mostly because I don't actually have to follow all of this advice! The first couple chapters are clunky and full of "I took myself so seriously, isn't that silly?!" But after that she s...

    Enjoyable. Jenna is probably best known for her character on the hit tv series, The Office. I thought this interesting and informative. A light readand helpful to anyone who would like to pursue acting as a career. I requested this title on NG because I was listening to a podcast and J...

    This is written by Jenna Fischer who played on the hit show "Office" for years. I was hooked on that show for a long time which gave me an interest in reading her book. It's written mainly as a guide for those who are bitten by the acting bug and really as a way to help them with tips ...

    4.5 Stars. There was a time, I confess, when I desperately wanted to be on a sitcom. Okay, it was the '80s when there was no shortage of family sitcoms. Those kids on Growing Pains and Family Ties always looked like they were having so much fun! I reasoned that I was a kid who liked...

    Jenna Fischer?s phenomenal book ?The Actor?s Life? is factual, funny and a fantastic guide to the world of acting. This is one of those books that is informative, personable yet so enjoyable that you can?t stop reading. I am not an actor but I personally loved this book and i...

    I've never had an interest in being an actor but I started reading this because I love learning about the way things work. I finished reading it because it was a really good, easy read. It's written in a friendly, light, easily digestible tone which is driven by personal and effective ...

    I was not sure what kind of genre to put this book under. so I gave it a few genres. Jenna Fischer writes a unique book for people who want to go into the acting business. I am not that person but I found this a very helpful book for those who are interested in becoming an actor. She i...

    I basically inhaled this fantastic book from Jenna Fischer and enjoyed reading about her life so much. This isn?t a book about a famous actor and their rise to fame and it isn?t a comedy biography, this is a handbook on how to make it as an actor. Jenna goes through the steps with ...

    I'm not the intended audience for this book, but I loved Jenna on "The Office," and the book was on sale, so I decided to pick it up anyway. While I'm not an aspiring actor, I still enjoyed reading about the behind-the-scenes stuff that actors go through. It gave me a whole new appreci...

  • Jada
    Jan 29, 2018

    This book is basically an actors textbook. Please, please, please know this. It was perfect for me cause, hey, I'm an actor. Jenna has been giving out amazing information like this for years, via blog posts and podcasts, and I have been waiting for her to publish it. But if you are...

    Being an actor is not something I ever wanted to pursue, so I am not the intended audience for this book, but I still loved learning about the behind-the-scenes details of trying to make a profession out of acting. ...

    Jenna Fischer's The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide provides wonderful insight into a world that many aspire to be part of, but few have the drive, determination, and luck to make it in. It took Jenna eight grueling years before she landed her polarizing role of Pam Beasley. The thin...

    Pam Beesly wrote a book, ya?ll! Well, that?s not entirely true; Jenna Fischer, actress extraordinaire, wrote a book and it is super informative for the novice actor and enlightening for the day dreamers like me. How in the world do you get a start in Tinseltown? Lovable Jenna, ri...

    This was a surprise! I?m not an actor. I don?t really know any actors. I would actively discourage anyone I knew from becoming an actor. And yet, I really enjoyed this. Fischer tells the story of of her own Hollywood journey while giving advice and behind-the-scenes information...

    I love Jenna Fischer! I only picked this book up because I love her so much, so, obviously, none of the information pertained to me. However, she writes beautifully and conversationally without condescending to you. If you were an aspiring actor, this would be the book for you! ...

    This was fascinating. As a non-actor it was really interesting to get a peek behind the curtain. Mostly because I don't actually have to follow all of this advice! The first couple chapters are clunky and full of "I took myself so seriously, isn't that silly?!" But after that she s...

    Enjoyable. Jenna is probably best known for her character on the hit tv series, The Office. I thought this interesting and informative. A light readand helpful to anyone who would like to pursue acting as a career. I requested this title on NG because I was listening to a podcast and J...

    This is written by Jenna Fischer who played on the hit show "Office" for years. I was hooked on that show for a long time which gave me an interest in reading her book. It's written mainly as a guide for those who are bitten by the acting bug and really as a way to help them with tips ...

    4.5 Stars. There was a time, I confess, when I desperately wanted to be on a sitcom. Okay, it was the '80s when there was no shortage of family sitcoms. Those kids on Growing Pains and Family Ties always looked like they were having so much fun! I reasoned that I was a kid who liked...

    Jenna Fischer?s phenomenal book ?The Actor?s Life? is factual, funny and a fantastic guide to the world of acting. This is one of those books that is informative, personable yet so enjoyable that you can?t stop reading. I am not an actor but I personally loved this book and i...

    I've never had an interest in being an actor but I started reading this because I love learning about the way things work. I finished reading it because it was a really good, easy read. It's written in a friendly, light, easily digestible tone which is driven by personal and effective ...

  • Jack
    Mar 06, 2018

    This book is basically an actors textbook. Please, please, please know this. It was perfect for me cause, hey, I'm an actor. Jenna has been giving out amazing information like this for years, via blog posts and podcasts, and I have been waiting for her to publish it. But if you are...

    Being an actor is not something I ever wanted to pursue, so I am not the intended audience for this book, but I still loved learning about the behind-the-scenes details of trying to make a profession out of acting. ...

    Jenna Fischer's The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide provides wonderful insight into a world that many aspire to be part of, but few have the drive, determination, and luck to make it in. It took Jenna eight grueling years before she landed her polarizing role of Pam Beasley. The thin...

    Pam Beesly wrote a book, ya?ll! Well, that?s not entirely true; Jenna Fischer, actress extraordinaire, wrote a book and it is super informative for the novice actor and enlightening for the day dreamers like me. How in the world do you get a start in Tinseltown? Lovable Jenna, ri...

    This was a surprise! I?m not an actor. I don?t really know any actors. I would actively discourage anyone I knew from becoming an actor. And yet, I really enjoyed this. Fischer tells the story of of her own Hollywood journey while giving advice and behind-the-scenes information...

    I love Jenna Fischer! I only picked this book up because I love her so much, so, obviously, none of the information pertained to me. However, she writes beautifully and conversationally without condescending to you. If you were an aspiring actor, this would be the book for you! ...

    This was fascinating. As a non-actor it was really interesting to get a peek behind the curtain. Mostly because I don't actually have to follow all of this advice! The first couple chapters are clunky and full of "I took myself so seriously, isn't that silly?!" But after that she s...

    Enjoyable. Jenna is probably best known for her character on the hit tv series, The Office. I thought this interesting and informative. A light readand helpful to anyone who would like to pursue acting as a career. I requested this title on NG because I was listening to a podcast and J...

    This is written by Jenna Fischer who played on the hit show "Office" for years. I was hooked on that show for a long time which gave me an interest in reading her book. It's written mainly as a guide for those who are bitten by the acting bug and really as a way to help them with tips ...

    4.5 Stars. There was a time, I confess, when I desperately wanted to be on a sitcom. Okay, it was the '80s when there was no shortage of family sitcoms. Those kids on Growing Pains and Family Ties always looked like they were having so much fun! I reasoned that I was a kid who liked...

    Jenna Fischer?s phenomenal book ?The Actor?s Life? is factual, funny and a fantastic guide to the world of acting. This is one of those books that is informative, personable yet so enjoyable that you can?t stop reading. I am not an actor but I personally loved this book and i...

    I've never had an interest in being an actor but I started reading this because I love learning about the way things work. I finished reading it because it was a really good, easy read. It's written in a friendly, light, easily digestible tone which is driven by personal and effective ...

    I was not sure what kind of genre to put this book under. so I gave it a few genres. Jenna Fischer writes a unique book for people who want to go into the acting business. I am not that person but I found this a very helpful book for those who are interested in becoming an actor. She i...

    I basically inhaled this fantastic book from Jenna Fischer and enjoyed reading about her life so much. This isn?t a book about a famous actor and their rise to fame and it isn?t a comedy biography, this is a handbook on how to make it as an actor. Jenna goes through the steps with ...

    I'm not the intended audience for this book, but I loved Jenna on "The Office," and the book was on sale, so I decided to pick it up anyway. While I'm not an aspiring actor, I still enjoyed reading about the behind-the-scenes stuff that actors go through. It gave me a whole new appreci...

    This was a quick read. I listened to the audiobook because I liked Jenna?s portrayal of Pam on The Office and wanted to hear more about her life and on-set experiences. I would imagine it?s a helpful, encouraging guide to those thinking about trying to make it as an actor in LA or ...

    Super cute! Definitely don't have to want to be an actor to enjoy. Full review to come upon publication. ...

    I?m not the intended audience for this book and yet I was absolutely fascinated. I just kept wanting to talk about things I learned from this book. ...

    Bought this book because I love Jenna Fischer and The Office. I obviously have no intent of becoming an actor but it was super fascinating to dive into the processes of what it takes to make it in Hollywood. ...

    As the parent of an actor attending his junior year of a university theatre program, I have questions. So many questions... Actually ?had?, as Jenna just answered nearly all of them over the past two days. Jenna covered much of what Joe can anticipate after graduation. I just order...

    This is a great book. Fischer's tone is consistently informative, humorous, and down to earth. The book offers encouragement, warnings against scams, advice about specific websites and agencies to use, and a large grain of salt - she constantly references friends of hers who have still...

    This was a fun read. I would have loved reading this in high school or early college when the dream of being an actor was real and I was in drama school. Since I'm not an aspiring actor anymore, it was really fun to learn more about Jenna. I've been a fan of hers since the Myspace blog...

    Full review! Jenna Fischer recounts her years as a struggling actor and relays the lessons, big and small, that she learned along the way. This is definitely not your typical celebrity book. Fischer had a purpose when she sat down to write this book: to use her experience to he...

    This book. Are you reading this and you are one of my actors friends? BUY THIS BOOK NOW. I've read loads of actor-help books over the years. Los Angeles "survival" guides, actor biograpies, autobiographies, memoirs, etc., and not one of the authors ever opened up this much about their ...

    I was not the intended audience for this book; I picked it up hoping it would be more of a straight biography. Though she does share much of her story, this is truly first and foremost a guidebook trough professional actordom. As someone who has never dreamed of being an actor, and nev...

    In grade school I got my start when I played Toto in The Wizard of Oz In THE ACTOR?S LIFE, author Jenna Fischer gives some tough, but kindly advice to the aspiring actor. She admits it was a really tough road for her, and required a lot of persistence, as well as luck. The journey...

    I LOVED this book! I thought it was going to be a memoir, and as a fan of the Office, I was really hoping to gain some behind-the-scenes knowledge of the show. The book was partly that, but I was at first disappointed to realize Fischer was writing a book for aspiring actors - giving t...

  • Carmen
    Jan 15, 2018

    This book is basically an actors textbook. Please, please, please know this. It was perfect for me cause, hey, I'm an actor. Jenna has been giving out amazing information like this for years, via blog posts and podcasts, and I have been waiting for her to publish it. But if you are...

    Being an actor is not something I ever wanted to pursue, so I am not the intended audience for this book, but I still loved learning about the behind-the-scenes details of trying to make a profession out of acting. ...

    Jenna Fischer's The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide provides wonderful insight into a world that many aspire to be part of, but few have the drive, determination, and luck to make it in. It took Jenna eight grueling years before she landed her polarizing role of Pam Beasley. The thin...

    Pam Beesly wrote a book, ya?ll! Well, that?s not entirely true; Jenna Fischer, actress extraordinaire, wrote a book and it is super informative for the novice actor and enlightening for the day dreamers like me. How in the world do you get a start in Tinseltown? Lovable Jenna, ri...

    This was a surprise! I?m not an actor. I don?t really know any actors. I would actively discourage anyone I knew from becoming an actor. And yet, I really enjoyed this. Fischer tells the story of of her own Hollywood journey while giving advice and behind-the-scenes information...

    I love Jenna Fischer! I only picked this book up because I love her so much, so, obviously, none of the information pertained to me. However, she writes beautifully and conversationally without condescending to you. If you were an aspiring actor, this would be the book for you! ...

    This was fascinating. As a non-actor it was really interesting to get a peek behind the curtain. Mostly because I don't actually have to follow all of this advice! The first couple chapters are clunky and full of "I took myself so seriously, isn't that silly?!" But after that she s...

    Enjoyable. Jenna is probably best known for her character on the hit tv series, The Office. I thought this interesting and informative. A light readand helpful to anyone who would like to pursue acting as a career. I requested this title on NG because I was listening to a podcast and J...

    This is written by Jenna Fischer who played on the hit show "Office" for years. I was hooked on that show for a long time which gave me an interest in reading her book. It's written mainly as a guide for those who are bitten by the acting bug and really as a way to help them with tips ...

    4.5 Stars. There was a time, I confess, when I desperately wanted to be on a sitcom. Okay, it was the '80s when there was no shortage of family sitcoms. Those kids on Growing Pains and Family Ties always looked like they were having so much fun! I reasoned that I was a kid who liked...

  • Jaime Soria
    Nov 26, 2017

    This book is basically an actors textbook. Please, please, please know this. It was perfect for me cause, hey, I'm an actor. Jenna has been giving out amazing information like this for years, via blog posts and podcasts, and I have been waiting for her to publish it. But if you are...

    Being an actor is not something I ever wanted to pursue, so I am not the intended audience for this book, but I still loved learning about the behind-the-scenes details of trying to make a profession out of acting. ...

    Jenna Fischer's The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide provides wonderful insight into a world that many aspire to be part of, but few have the drive, determination, and luck to make it in. It took Jenna eight grueling years before she landed her polarizing role of Pam Beasley. The thin...

    Pam Beesly wrote a book, ya?ll! Well, that?s not entirely true; Jenna Fischer, actress extraordinaire, wrote a book and it is super informative for the novice actor and enlightening for the day dreamers like me. How in the world do you get a start in Tinseltown? Lovable Jenna, ri...

    This was a surprise! I?m not an actor. I don?t really know any actors. I would actively discourage anyone I knew from becoming an actor. And yet, I really enjoyed this. Fischer tells the story of of her own Hollywood journey while giving advice and behind-the-scenes information...

    I love Jenna Fischer! I only picked this book up because I love her so much, so, obviously, none of the information pertained to me. However, she writes beautifully and conversationally without condescending to you. If you were an aspiring actor, this would be the book for you! ...

    This was fascinating. As a non-actor it was really interesting to get a peek behind the curtain. Mostly because I don't actually have to follow all of this advice! The first couple chapters are clunky and full of "I took myself so seriously, isn't that silly?!" But after that she s...

    Enjoyable. Jenna is probably best known for her character on the hit tv series, The Office. I thought this interesting and informative. A light readand helpful to anyone who would like to pursue acting as a career. I requested this title on NG because I was listening to a podcast and J...

    This is written by Jenna Fischer who played on the hit show "Office" for years. I was hooked on that show for a long time which gave me an interest in reading her book. It's written mainly as a guide for those who are bitten by the acting bug and really as a way to help them with tips ...

    4.5 Stars. There was a time, I confess, when I desperately wanted to be on a sitcom. Okay, it was the '80s when there was no shortage of family sitcoms. Those kids on Growing Pains and Family Ties always looked like they were having so much fun! I reasoned that I was a kid who liked...

    Jenna Fischer?s phenomenal book ?The Actor?s Life? is factual, funny and a fantastic guide to the world of acting. This is one of those books that is informative, personable yet so enjoyable that you can?t stop reading. I am not an actor but I personally loved this book and i...

    I've never had an interest in being an actor but I started reading this because I love learning about the way things work. I finished reading it because it was a really good, easy read. It's written in a friendly, light, easily digestible tone which is driven by personal and effective ...

    I was not sure what kind of genre to put this book under. so I gave it a few genres. Jenna Fischer writes a unique book for people who want to go into the acting business. I am not that person but I found this a very helpful book for those who are interested in becoming an actor. She i...

    I basically inhaled this fantastic book from Jenna Fischer and enjoyed reading about her life so much. This isn?t a book about a famous actor and their rise to fame and it isn?t a comedy biography, this is a handbook on how to make it as an actor. Jenna goes through the steps with ...

    I'm not the intended audience for this book, but I loved Jenna on "The Office," and the book was on sale, so I decided to pick it up anyway. While I'm not an aspiring actor, I still enjoyed reading about the behind-the-scenes stuff that actors go through. It gave me a whole new appreci...

    This was a quick read. I listened to the audiobook because I liked Jenna?s portrayal of Pam on The Office and wanted to hear more about her life and on-set experiences. I would imagine it?s a helpful, encouraging guide to those thinking about trying to make it as an actor in LA or ...

    Super cute! Definitely don't have to want to be an actor to enjoy. Full review to come upon publication. ...

    I?m not the intended audience for this book and yet I was absolutely fascinated. I just kept wanting to talk about things I learned from this book. ...

    Bought this book because I love Jenna Fischer and The Office. I obviously have no intent of becoming an actor but it was super fascinating to dive into the processes of what it takes to make it in Hollywood. ...

    As the parent of an actor attending his junior year of a university theatre program, I have questions. So many questions... Actually ?had?, as Jenna just answered nearly all of them over the past two days. Jenna covered much of what Joe can anticipate after graduation. I just order...

    This is a great book. Fischer's tone is consistently informative, humorous, and down to earth. The book offers encouragement, warnings against scams, advice about specific websites and agencies to use, and a large grain of salt - she constantly references friends of hers who have still...

    This was a fun read. I would have loved reading this in high school or early college when the dream of being an actor was real and I was in drama school. Since I'm not an aspiring actor anymore, it was really fun to learn more about Jenna. I've been a fan of hers since the Myspace blog...

    Full review! Jenna Fischer recounts her years as a struggling actor and relays the lessons, big and small, that she learned along the way. This is definitely not your typical celebrity book. Fischer had a purpose when she sat down to write this book: to use her experience to he...

    This book. Are you reading this and you are one of my actors friends? BUY THIS BOOK NOW. I've read loads of actor-help books over the years. Los Angeles "survival" guides, actor biograpies, autobiographies, memoirs, etc., and not one of the authors ever opened up this much about their ...

  • Jen
    Dec 27, 2017

    This book is basically an actors textbook. Please, please, please know this. It was perfect for me cause, hey, I'm an actor. Jenna has been giving out amazing information like this for years, via blog posts and podcasts, and I have been waiting for her to publish it. But if you are...

    Being an actor is not something I ever wanted to pursue, so I am not the intended audience for this book, but I still loved learning about the behind-the-scenes details of trying to make a profession out of acting. ...

    Jenna Fischer's The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide provides wonderful insight into a world that many aspire to be part of, but few have the drive, determination, and luck to make it in. It took Jenna eight grueling years before she landed her polarizing role of Pam Beasley. The thin...

    Pam Beesly wrote a book, ya?ll! Well, that?s not entirely true; Jenna Fischer, actress extraordinaire, wrote a book and it is super informative for the novice actor and enlightening for the day dreamers like me. How in the world do you get a start in Tinseltown? Lovable Jenna, ri...

    This was a surprise! I?m not an actor. I don?t really know any actors. I would actively discourage anyone I knew from becoming an actor. And yet, I really enjoyed this. Fischer tells the story of of her own Hollywood journey while giving advice and behind-the-scenes information...

    I love Jenna Fischer! I only picked this book up because I love her so much, so, obviously, none of the information pertained to me. However, she writes beautifully and conversationally without condescending to you. If you were an aspiring actor, this would be the book for you! ...

    This was fascinating. As a non-actor it was really interesting to get a peek behind the curtain. Mostly because I don't actually have to follow all of this advice! The first couple chapters are clunky and full of "I took myself so seriously, isn't that silly?!" But after that she s...

    Enjoyable. Jenna is probably best known for her character on the hit tv series, The Office. I thought this interesting and informative. A light readand helpful to anyone who would like to pursue acting as a career. I requested this title on NG because I was listening to a podcast and J...

    This is written by Jenna Fischer who played on the hit show "Office" for years. I was hooked on that show for a long time which gave me an interest in reading her book. It's written mainly as a guide for those who are bitten by the acting bug and really as a way to help them with tips ...

    4.5 Stars. There was a time, I confess, when I desperately wanted to be on a sitcom. Okay, it was the '80s when there was no shortage of family sitcoms. Those kids on Growing Pains and Family Ties always looked like they were having so much fun! I reasoned that I was a kid who liked...

    Jenna Fischer?s phenomenal book ?The Actor?s Life? is factual, funny and a fantastic guide to the world of acting. This is one of those books that is informative, personable yet so enjoyable that you can?t stop reading. I am not an actor but I personally loved this book and i...

    I've never had an interest in being an actor but I started reading this because I love learning about the way things work. I finished reading it because it was a really good, easy read. It's written in a friendly, light, easily digestible tone which is driven by personal and effective ...

    I was not sure what kind of genre to put this book under. so I gave it a few genres. Jenna Fischer writes a unique book for people who want to go into the acting business. I am not that person but I found this a very helpful book for those who are interested in becoming an actor. She i...

    I basically inhaled this fantastic book from Jenna Fischer and enjoyed reading about her life so much. This isn?t a book about a famous actor and their rise to fame and it isn?t a comedy biography, this is a handbook on how to make it as an actor. Jenna goes through the steps with ...

    I'm not the intended audience for this book, but I loved Jenna on "The Office," and the book was on sale, so I decided to pick it up anyway. While I'm not an aspiring actor, I still enjoyed reading about the behind-the-scenes stuff that actors go through. It gave me a whole new appreci...

    This was a quick read. I listened to the audiobook because I liked Jenna?s portrayal of Pam on The Office and wanted to hear more about her life and on-set experiences. I would imagine it?s a helpful, encouraging guide to those thinking about trying to make it as an actor in LA or ...

    Super cute! Definitely don't have to want to be an actor to enjoy. Full review to come upon publication. ...

    I?m not the intended audience for this book and yet I was absolutely fascinated. I just kept wanting to talk about things I learned from this book. ...

    Bought this book because I love Jenna Fischer and The Office. I obviously have no intent of becoming an actor but it was super fascinating to dive into the processes of what it takes to make it in Hollywood. ...

    As the parent of an actor attending his junior year of a university theatre program, I have questions. So many questions... Actually ?had?, as Jenna just answered nearly all of them over the past two days. Jenna covered much of what Joe can anticipate after graduation. I just order...

    This is a great book. Fischer's tone is consistently informative, humorous, and down to earth. The book offers encouragement, warnings against scams, advice about specific websites and agencies to use, and a large grain of salt - she constantly references friends of hers who have still...

    This was a fun read. I would have loved reading this in high school or early college when the dream of being an actor was real and I was in drama school. Since I'm not an aspiring actor anymore, it was really fun to learn more about Jenna. I've been a fan of hers since the Myspace blog...

  • Rebecca
    Jan 16, 2018

    This book is basically an actors textbook. Please, please, please know this. It was perfect for me cause, hey, I'm an actor. Jenna has been giving out amazing information like this for years, via blog posts and podcasts, and I have been waiting for her to publish it. But if you are...

    Being an actor is not something I ever wanted to pursue, so I am not the intended audience for this book, but I still loved learning about the behind-the-scenes details of trying to make a profession out of acting. ...

    Jenna Fischer's The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide provides wonderful insight into a world that many aspire to be part of, but few have the drive, determination, and luck to make it in. It took Jenna eight grueling years before she landed her polarizing role of Pam Beasley. The thin...

    Pam Beesly wrote a book, ya?ll! Well, that?s not entirely true; Jenna Fischer, actress extraordinaire, wrote a book and it is super informative for the novice actor and enlightening for the day dreamers like me. How in the world do you get a start in Tinseltown? Lovable Jenna, ri...

    This was a surprise! I?m not an actor. I don?t really know any actors. I would actively discourage anyone I knew from becoming an actor. And yet, I really enjoyed this. Fischer tells the story of of her own Hollywood journey while giving advice and behind-the-scenes information...

    I love Jenna Fischer! I only picked this book up because I love her so much, so, obviously, none of the information pertained to me. However, she writes beautifully and conversationally without condescending to you. If you were an aspiring actor, this would be the book for you! ...

    This was fascinating. As a non-actor it was really interesting to get a peek behind the curtain. Mostly because I don't actually have to follow all of this advice! The first couple chapters are clunky and full of "I took myself so seriously, isn't that silly?!" But after that she s...

    Enjoyable. Jenna is probably best known for her character on the hit tv series, The Office. I thought this interesting and informative. A light readand helpful to anyone who would like to pursue acting as a career. I requested this title on NG because I was listening to a podcast and J...

    This is written by Jenna Fischer who played on the hit show "Office" for years. I was hooked on that show for a long time which gave me an interest in reading her book. It's written mainly as a guide for those who are bitten by the acting bug and really as a way to help them with tips ...

    4.5 Stars. There was a time, I confess, when I desperately wanted to be on a sitcom. Okay, it was the '80s when there was no shortage of family sitcoms. Those kids on Growing Pains and Family Ties always looked like they were having so much fun! I reasoned that I was a kid who liked...

    Jenna Fischer?s phenomenal book ?The Actor?s Life? is factual, funny and a fantastic guide to the world of acting. This is one of those books that is informative, personable yet so enjoyable that you can?t stop reading. I am not an actor but I personally loved this book and i...

    I've never had an interest in being an actor but I started reading this because I love learning about the way things work. I finished reading it because it was a really good, easy read. It's written in a friendly, light, easily digestible tone which is driven by personal and effective ...

    I was not sure what kind of genre to put this book under. so I gave it a few genres. Jenna Fischer writes a unique book for people who want to go into the acting business. I am not that person but I found this a very helpful book for those who are interested in becoming an actor. She i...

    I basically inhaled this fantastic book from Jenna Fischer and enjoyed reading about her life so much. This isn?t a book about a famous actor and their rise to fame and it isn?t a comedy biography, this is a handbook on how to make it as an actor. Jenna goes through the steps with ...

    I'm not the intended audience for this book, but I loved Jenna on "The Office," and the book was on sale, so I decided to pick it up anyway. While I'm not an aspiring actor, I still enjoyed reading about the behind-the-scenes stuff that actors go through. It gave me a whole new appreci...

    This was a quick read. I listened to the audiobook because I liked Jenna?s portrayal of Pam on The Office and wanted to hear more about her life and on-set experiences. I would imagine it?s a helpful, encouraging guide to those thinking about trying to make it as an actor in LA or ...

    Super cute! Definitely don't have to want to be an actor to enjoy. Full review to come upon publication. ...

    I?m not the intended audience for this book and yet I was absolutely fascinated. I just kept wanting to talk about things I learned from this book. ...

  • Melissa Edeburn
    Dec 07, 2017

    This book is basically an actors textbook. Please, please, please know this. It was perfect for me cause, hey, I'm an actor. Jenna has been giving out amazing information like this for years, via blog posts and podcasts, and I have been waiting for her to publish it. But if you are...

    Being an actor is not something I ever wanted to pursue, so I am not the intended audience for this book, but I still loved learning about the behind-the-scenes details of trying to make a profession out of acting. ...

    Jenna Fischer's The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide provides wonderful insight into a world that many aspire to be part of, but few have the drive, determination, and luck to make it in. It took Jenna eight grueling years before she landed her polarizing role of Pam Beasley. The thin...

    Pam Beesly wrote a book, ya?ll! Well, that?s not entirely true; Jenna Fischer, actress extraordinaire, wrote a book and it is super informative for the novice actor and enlightening for the day dreamers like me. How in the world do you get a start in Tinseltown? Lovable Jenna, ri...

    This was a surprise! I?m not an actor. I don?t really know any actors. I would actively discourage anyone I knew from becoming an actor. And yet, I really enjoyed this. Fischer tells the story of of her own Hollywood journey while giving advice and behind-the-scenes information...

    I love Jenna Fischer! I only picked this book up because I love her so much, so, obviously, none of the information pertained to me. However, she writes beautifully and conversationally without condescending to you. If you were an aspiring actor, this would be the book for you! ...

    This was fascinating. As a non-actor it was really interesting to get a peek behind the curtain. Mostly because I don't actually have to follow all of this advice! The first couple chapters are clunky and full of "I took myself so seriously, isn't that silly?!" But after that she s...

    Enjoyable. Jenna is probably best known for her character on the hit tv series, The Office. I thought this interesting and informative. A light readand helpful to anyone who would like to pursue acting as a career. I requested this title on NG because I was listening to a podcast and J...

    This is written by Jenna Fischer who played on the hit show "Office" for years. I was hooked on that show for a long time which gave me an interest in reading her book. It's written mainly as a guide for those who are bitten by the acting bug and really as a way to help them with tips ...

    4.5 Stars. There was a time, I confess, when I desperately wanted to be on a sitcom. Okay, it was the '80s when there was no shortage of family sitcoms. Those kids on Growing Pains and Family Ties always looked like they were having so much fun! I reasoned that I was a kid who liked...

    Jenna Fischer?s phenomenal book ?The Actor?s Life? is factual, funny and a fantastic guide to the world of acting. This is one of those books that is informative, personable yet so enjoyable that you can?t stop reading. I am not an actor but I personally loved this book and i...

    I've never had an interest in being an actor but I started reading this because I love learning about the way things work. I finished reading it because it was a really good, easy read. It's written in a friendly, light, easily digestible tone which is driven by personal and effective ...

    I was not sure what kind of genre to put this book under. so I gave it a few genres. Jenna Fischer writes a unique book for people who want to go into the acting business. I am not that person but I found this a very helpful book for those who are interested in becoming an actor. She i...

    I basically inhaled this fantastic book from Jenna Fischer and enjoyed reading about her life so much. This isn?t a book about a famous actor and their rise to fame and it isn?t a comedy biography, this is a handbook on how to make it as an actor. Jenna goes through the steps with ...

    I'm not the intended audience for this book, but I loved Jenna on "The Office," and the book was on sale, so I decided to pick it up anyway. While I'm not an aspiring actor, I still enjoyed reading about the behind-the-scenes stuff that actors go through. It gave me a whole new appreci...

    This was a quick read. I listened to the audiobook because I liked Jenna?s portrayal of Pam on The Office and wanted to hear more about her life and on-set experiences. I would imagine it?s a helpful, encouraging guide to those thinking about trying to make it as an actor in LA or ...

    Super cute! Definitely don't have to want to be an actor to enjoy. Full review to come upon publication. ...

    I?m not the intended audience for this book and yet I was absolutely fascinated. I just kept wanting to talk about things I learned from this book. ...

    Bought this book because I love Jenna Fischer and The Office. I obviously have no intent of becoming an actor but it was super fascinating to dive into the processes of what it takes to make it in Hollywood. ...

    As the parent of an actor attending his junior year of a university theatre program, I have questions. So many questions... Actually ?had?, as Jenna just answered nearly all of them over the past two days. Jenna covered much of what Joe can anticipate after graduation. I just order...

  • Eryn
    Apr 17, 2018

    This book is basically an actors textbook. Please, please, please know this. It was perfect for me cause, hey, I'm an actor. Jenna has been giving out amazing information like this for years, via blog posts and podcasts, and I have been waiting for her to publish it. But if you are...

    Being an actor is not something I ever wanted to pursue, so I am not the intended audience for this book, but I still loved learning about the behind-the-scenes details of trying to make a profession out of acting. ...

    Jenna Fischer's The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide provides wonderful insight into a world that many aspire to be part of, but few have the drive, determination, and luck to make it in. It took Jenna eight grueling years before she landed her polarizing role of Pam Beasley. The thin...

    Pam Beesly wrote a book, ya?ll! Well, that?s not entirely true; Jenna Fischer, actress extraordinaire, wrote a book and it is super informative for the novice actor and enlightening for the day dreamers like me. How in the world do you get a start in Tinseltown? Lovable Jenna, ri...

    This was a surprise! I?m not an actor. I don?t really know any actors. I would actively discourage anyone I knew from becoming an actor. And yet, I really enjoyed this. Fischer tells the story of of her own Hollywood journey while giving advice and behind-the-scenes information...

    I love Jenna Fischer! I only picked this book up because I love her so much, so, obviously, none of the information pertained to me. However, she writes beautifully and conversationally without condescending to you. If you were an aspiring actor, this would be the book for you! ...

    This was fascinating. As a non-actor it was really interesting to get a peek behind the curtain. Mostly because I don't actually have to follow all of this advice! The first couple chapters are clunky and full of "I took myself so seriously, isn't that silly?!" But after that she s...

    Enjoyable. Jenna is probably best known for her character on the hit tv series, The Office. I thought this interesting and informative. A light readand helpful to anyone who would like to pursue acting as a career. I requested this title on NG because I was listening to a podcast and J...

    This is written by Jenna Fischer who played on the hit show "Office" for years. I was hooked on that show for a long time which gave me an interest in reading her book. It's written mainly as a guide for those who are bitten by the acting bug and really as a way to help them with tips ...

    4.5 Stars. There was a time, I confess, when I desperately wanted to be on a sitcom. Okay, it was the '80s when there was no shortage of family sitcoms. Those kids on Growing Pains and Family Ties always looked like they were having so much fun! I reasoned that I was a kid who liked...

    Jenna Fischer?s phenomenal book ?The Actor?s Life? is factual, funny and a fantastic guide to the world of acting. This is one of those books that is informative, personable yet so enjoyable that you can?t stop reading. I am not an actor but I personally loved this book and i...

    I've never had an interest in being an actor but I started reading this because I love learning about the way things work. I finished reading it because it was a really good, easy read. It's written in a friendly, light, easily digestible tone which is driven by personal and effective ...

    I was not sure what kind of genre to put this book under. so I gave it a few genres. Jenna Fischer writes a unique book for people who want to go into the acting business. I am not that person but I found this a very helpful book for those who are interested in becoming an actor. She i...

    I basically inhaled this fantastic book from Jenna Fischer and enjoyed reading about her life so much. This isn?t a book about a famous actor and their rise to fame and it isn?t a comedy biography, this is a handbook on how to make it as an actor. Jenna goes through the steps with ...

    I'm not the intended audience for this book, but I loved Jenna on "The Office," and the book was on sale, so I decided to pick it up anyway. While I'm not an aspiring actor, I still enjoyed reading about the behind-the-scenes stuff that actors go through. It gave me a whole new appreci...

    This was a quick read. I listened to the audiobook because I liked Jenna?s portrayal of Pam on The Office and wanted to hear more about her life and on-set experiences. I would imagine it?s a helpful, encouraging guide to those thinking about trying to make it as an actor in LA or ...

    Super cute! Definitely don't have to want to be an actor to enjoy. Full review to come upon publication. ...

    I?m not the intended audience for this book and yet I was absolutely fascinated. I just kept wanting to talk about things I learned from this book. ...

    Bought this book because I love Jenna Fischer and The Office. I obviously have no intent of becoming an actor but it was super fascinating to dive into the processes of what it takes to make it in Hollywood. ...

    As the parent of an actor attending his junior year of a university theatre program, I have questions. So many questions... Actually ?had?, as Jenna just answered nearly all of them over the past two days. Jenna covered much of what Joe can anticipate after graduation. I just order...

    This is a great book. Fischer's tone is consistently informative, humorous, and down to earth. The book offers encouragement, warnings against scams, advice about specific websites and agencies to use, and a large grain of salt - she constantly references friends of hers who have still...

    This was a fun read. I would have loved reading this in high school or early college when the dream of being an actor was real and I was in drama school. Since I'm not an aspiring actor anymore, it was really fun to learn more about Jenna. I've been a fan of hers since the Myspace blog...

    Full review! Jenna Fischer recounts her years as a struggling actor and relays the lessons, big and small, that she learned along the way. This is definitely not your typical celebrity book. Fischer had a purpose when she sat down to write this book: to use her experience to he...

    This book. Are you reading this and you are one of my actors friends? BUY THIS BOOK NOW. I've read loads of actor-help books over the years. Los Angeles "survival" guides, actor biograpies, autobiographies, memoirs, etc., and not one of the authors ever opened up this much about their ...

    I was not the intended audience for this book; I picked it up hoping it would be more of a straight biography. Though she does share much of her story, this is truly first and foremost a guidebook trough professional actordom. As someone who has never dreamed of being an actor, and nev...

  • Keith Chawgo
    Jan 10, 2018

    This book is basically an actors textbook. Please, please, please know this. It was perfect for me cause, hey, I'm an actor. Jenna has been giving out amazing information like this for years, via blog posts and podcasts, and I have been waiting for her to publish it. But if you are...

    Being an actor is not something I ever wanted to pursue, so I am not the intended audience for this book, but I still loved learning about the behind-the-scenes details of trying to make a profession out of acting. ...

    Jenna Fischer's The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide provides wonderful insight into a world that many aspire to be part of, but few have the drive, determination, and luck to make it in. It took Jenna eight grueling years before she landed her polarizing role of Pam Beasley. The thin...

    Pam Beesly wrote a book, ya?ll! Well, that?s not entirely true; Jenna Fischer, actress extraordinaire, wrote a book and it is super informative for the novice actor and enlightening for the day dreamers like me. How in the world do you get a start in Tinseltown? Lovable Jenna, ri...

    This was a surprise! I?m not an actor. I don?t really know any actors. I would actively discourage anyone I knew from becoming an actor. And yet, I really enjoyed this. Fischer tells the story of of her own Hollywood journey while giving advice and behind-the-scenes information...

    I love Jenna Fischer! I only picked this book up because I love her so much, so, obviously, none of the information pertained to me. However, she writes beautifully and conversationally without condescending to you. If you were an aspiring actor, this would be the book for you! ...

    This was fascinating. As a non-actor it was really interesting to get a peek behind the curtain. Mostly because I don't actually have to follow all of this advice! The first couple chapters are clunky and full of "I took myself so seriously, isn't that silly?!" But after that she s...

    Enjoyable. Jenna is probably best known for her character on the hit tv series, The Office. I thought this interesting and informative. A light readand helpful to anyone who would like to pursue acting as a career. I requested this title on NG because I was listening to a podcast and J...

    This is written by Jenna Fischer who played on the hit show "Office" for years. I was hooked on that show for a long time which gave me an interest in reading her book. It's written mainly as a guide for those who are bitten by the acting bug and really as a way to help them with tips ...

    4.5 Stars. There was a time, I confess, when I desperately wanted to be on a sitcom. Okay, it was the '80s when there was no shortage of family sitcoms. Those kids on Growing Pains and Family Ties always looked like they were having so much fun! I reasoned that I was a kid who liked...

    Jenna Fischer?s phenomenal book ?The Actor?s Life? is factual, funny and a fantastic guide to the world of acting. This is one of those books that is informative, personable yet so enjoyable that you can?t stop reading. I am not an actor but I personally loved this book and i...

  • Scottsdale Public Library
    Mar 04, 2018

    This book is basically an actors textbook. Please, please, please know this. It was perfect for me cause, hey, I'm an actor. Jenna has been giving out amazing information like this for years, via blog posts and podcasts, and I have been waiting for her to publish it. But if you are...

    Being an actor is not something I ever wanted to pursue, so I am not the intended audience for this book, but I still loved learning about the behind-the-scenes details of trying to make a profession out of acting. ...

    Jenna Fischer's The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide provides wonderful insight into a world that many aspire to be part of, but few have the drive, determination, and luck to make it in. It took Jenna eight grueling years before she landed her polarizing role of Pam Beasley. The thin...

    Pam Beesly wrote a book, ya?ll! Well, that?s not entirely true; Jenna Fischer, actress extraordinaire, wrote a book and it is super informative for the novice actor and enlightening for the day dreamers like me. How in the world do you get a start in Tinseltown? Lovable Jenna, ri...

  • Kirra
    Feb 17, 2018

    This book is basically an actors textbook. Please, please, please know this. It was perfect for me cause, hey, I'm an actor. Jenna has been giving out amazing information like this for years, via blog posts and podcasts, and I have been waiting for her to publish it. But if you are...

    Being an actor is not something I ever wanted to pursue, so I am not the intended audience for this book, but I still loved learning about the behind-the-scenes details of trying to make a profession out of acting. ...

    Jenna Fischer's The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide provides wonderful insight into a world that many aspire to be part of, but few have the drive, determination, and luck to make it in. It took Jenna eight grueling years before she landed her polarizing role of Pam Beasley. The thin...

    Pam Beesly wrote a book, ya?ll! Well, that?s not entirely true; Jenna Fischer, actress extraordinaire, wrote a book and it is super informative for the novice actor and enlightening for the day dreamers like me. How in the world do you get a start in Tinseltown? Lovable Jenna, ri...

    This was a surprise! I?m not an actor. I don?t really know any actors. I would actively discourage anyone I knew from becoming an actor. And yet, I really enjoyed this. Fischer tells the story of of her own Hollywood journey while giving advice and behind-the-scenes information...

    I love Jenna Fischer! I only picked this book up because I love her so much, so, obviously, none of the information pertained to me. However, she writes beautifully and conversationally without condescending to you. If you were an aspiring actor, this would be the book for you! ...

    This was fascinating. As a non-actor it was really interesting to get a peek behind the curtain. Mostly because I don't actually have to follow all of this advice! The first couple chapters are clunky and full of "I took myself so seriously, isn't that silly?!" But after that she s...

    Enjoyable. Jenna is probably best known for her character on the hit tv series, The Office. I thought this interesting and informative. A light readand helpful to anyone who would like to pursue acting as a career. I requested this title on NG because I was listening to a podcast and J...

    This is written by Jenna Fischer who played on the hit show "Office" for years. I was hooked on that show for a long time which gave me an interest in reading her book. It's written mainly as a guide for those who are bitten by the acting bug and really as a way to help them with tips ...

    4.5 Stars. There was a time, I confess, when I desperately wanted to be on a sitcom. Okay, it was the '80s when there was no shortage of family sitcoms. Those kids on Growing Pains and Family Ties always looked like they were having so much fun! I reasoned that I was a kid who liked...

    Jenna Fischer?s phenomenal book ?The Actor?s Life? is factual, funny and a fantastic guide to the world of acting. This is one of those books that is informative, personable yet so enjoyable that you can?t stop reading. I am not an actor but I personally loved this book and i...

    I've never had an interest in being an actor but I started reading this because I love learning about the way things work. I finished reading it because it was a really good, easy read. It's written in a friendly, light, easily digestible tone which is driven by personal and effective ...

    I was not sure what kind of genre to put this book under. so I gave it a few genres. Jenna Fischer writes a unique book for people who want to go into the acting business. I am not that person but I found this a very helpful book for those who are interested in becoming an actor. She i...

    I basically inhaled this fantastic book from Jenna Fischer and enjoyed reading about her life so much. This isn?t a book about a famous actor and their rise to fame and it isn?t a comedy biography, this is a handbook on how to make it as an actor. Jenna goes through the steps with ...

  • Jessica
    Jan 05, 2018

    This book is basically an actors textbook. Please, please, please know this. It was perfect for me cause, hey, I'm an actor. Jenna has been giving out amazing information like this for years, via blog posts and podcasts, and I have been waiting for her to publish it. But if you are...

    Being an actor is not something I ever wanted to pursue, so I am not the intended audience for this book, but I still loved learning about the behind-the-scenes details of trying to make a profession out of acting. ...

    Jenna Fischer's The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide provides wonderful insight into a world that many aspire to be part of, but few have the drive, determination, and luck to make it in. It took Jenna eight grueling years before she landed her polarizing role of Pam Beasley. The thin...

    Pam Beesly wrote a book, ya?ll! Well, that?s not entirely true; Jenna Fischer, actress extraordinaire, wrote a book and it is super informative for the novice actor and enlightening for the day dreamers like me. How in the world do you get a start in Tinseltown? Lovable Jenna, ri...

    This was a surprise! I?m not an actor. I don?t really know any actors. I would actively discourage anyone I knew from becoming an actor. And yet, I really enjoyed this. Fischer tells the story of of her own Hollywood journey while giving advice and behind-the-scenes information...

    I love Jenna Fischer! I only picked this book up because I love her so much, so, obviously, none of the information pertained to me. However, she writes beautifully and conversationally without condescending to you. If you were an aspiring actor, this would be the book for you! ...

    This was fascinating. As a non-actor it was really interesting to get a peek behind the curtain. Mostly because I don't actually have to follow all of this advice! The first couple chapters are clunky and full of "I took myself so seriously, isn't that silly?!" But after that she s...

  • Gail
    Jan 04, 2018

    This book is basically an actors textbook. Please, please, please know this. It was perfect for me cause, hey, I'm an actor. Jenna has been giving out amazing information like this for years, via blog posts and podcasts, and I have been waiting for her to publish it. But if you are...

    Being an actor is not something I ever wanted to pursue, so I am not the intended audience for this book, but I still loved learning about the behind-the-scenes details of trying to make a profession out of acting. ...

    Jenna Fischer's The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide provides wonderful insight into a world that many aspire to be part of, but few have the drive, determination, and luck to make it in. It took Jenna eight grueling years before she landed her polarizing role of Pam Beasley. The thin...

    Pam Beesly wrote a book, ya?ll! Well, that?s not entirely true; Jenna Fischer, actress extraordinaire, wrote a book and it is super informative for the novice actor and enlightening for the day dreamers like me. How in the world do you get a start in Tinseltown? Lovable Jenna, ri...

    This was a surprise! I?m not an actor. I don?t really know any actors. I would actively discourage anyone I knew from becoming an actor. And yet, I really enjoyed this. Fischer tells the story of of her own Hollywood journey while giving advice and behind-the-scenes information...

    I love Jenna Fischer! I only picked this book up because I love her so much, so, obviously, none of the information pertained to me. However, she writes beautifully and conversationally without condescending to you. If you were an aspiring actor, this would be the book for you! ...

    This was fascinating. As a non-actor it was really interesting to get a peek behind the curtain. Mostly because I don't actually have to follow all of this advice! The first couple chapters are clunky and full of "I took myself so seriously, isn't that silly?!" But after that she s...

    Enjoyable. Jenna is probably best known for her character on the hit tv series, The Office. I thought this interesting and informative. A light readand helpful to anyone who would like to pursue acting as a career. I requested this title on NG because I was listening to a podcast and J...

    This is written by Jenna Fischer who played on the hit show "Office" for years. I was hooked on that show for a long time which gave me an interest in reading her book. It's written mainly as a guide for those who are bitten by the acting bug and really as a way to help them with tips ...

    4.5 Stars. There was a time, I confess, when I desperately wanted to be on a sitcom. Okay, it was the '80s when there was no shortage of family sitcoms. Those kids on Growing Pains and Family Ties always looked like they were having so much fun! I reasoned that I was a kid who liked...

    Jenna Fischer?s phenomenal book ?The Actor?s Life? is factual, funny and a fantastic guide to the world of acting. This is one of those books that is informative, personable yet so enjoyable that you can?t stop reading. I am not an actor but I personally loved this book and i...

    I've never had an interest in being an actor but I started reading this because I love learning about the way things work. I finished reading it because it was a really good, easy read. It's written in a friendly, light, easily digestible tone which is driven by personal and effective ...

    I was not sure what kind of genre to put this book under. so I gave it a few genres. Jenna Fischer writes a unique book for people who want to go into the acting business. I am not that person but I found this a very helpful book for those who are interested in becoming an actor. She i...

    I basically inhaled this fantastic book from Jenna Fischer and enjoyed reading about her life so much. This isn?t a book about a famous actor and their rise to fame and it isn?t a comedy biography, this is a handbook on how to make it as an actor. Jenna goes through the steps with ...

    I'm not the intended audience for this book, but I loved Jenna on "The Office," and the book was on sale, so I decided to pick it up anyway. While I'm not an aspiring actor, I still enjoyed reading about the behind-the-scenes stuff that actors go through. It gave me a whole new appreci...

    This was a quick read. I listened to the audiobook because I liked Jenna?s portrayal of Pam on The Office and wanted to hear more about her life and on-set experiences. I would imagine it?s a helpful, encouraging guide to those thinking about trying to make it as an actor in LA or ...

    Super cute! Definitely don't have to want to be an actor to enjoy. Full review to come upon publication. ...

    I?m not the intended audience for this book and yet I was absolutely fascinated. I just kept wanting to talk about things I learned from this book. ...

    Bought this book because I love Jenna Fischer and The Office. I obviously have no intent of becoming an actor but it was super fascinating to dive into the processes of what it takes to make it in Hollywood. ...

    As the parent of an actor attending his junior year of a university theatre program, I have questions. So many questions... Actually ?had?, as Jenna just answered nearly all of them over the past two days. Jenna covered much of what Joe can anticipate after graduation. I just order...

    This is a great book. Fischer's tone is consistently informative, humorous, and down to earth. The book offers encouragement, warnings against scams, advice about specific websites and agencies to use, and a large grain of salt - she constantly references friends of hers who have still...

    This was a fun read. I would have loved reading this in high school or early college when the dream of being an actor was real and I was in drama school. Since I'm not an aspiring actor anymore, it was really fun to learn more about Jenna. I've been a fan of hers since the Myspace blog...

    Full review! Jenna Fischer recounts her years as a struggling actor and relays the lessons, big and small, that she learned along the way. This is definitely not your typical celebrity book. Fischer had a purpose when she sat down to write this book: to use her experience to he...

    This book. Are you reading this and you are one of my actors friends? BUY THIS BOOK NOW. I've read loads of actor-help books over the years. Los Angeles "survival" guides, actor biograpies, autobiographies, memoirs, etc., and not one of the authors ever opened up this much about their ...

    I was not the intended audience for this book; I picked it up hoping it would be more of a straight biography. Though she does share much of her story, this is truly first and foremost a guidebook trough professional actordom. As someone who has never dreamed of being an actor, and nev...

    In grade school I got my start when I played Toto in The Wizard of Oz In THE ACTOR?S LIFE, author Jenna Fischer gives some tough, but kindly advice to the aspiring actor. She admits it was a really tough road for her, and required a lot of persistence, as well as luck. The journey...

    I LOVED this book! I thought it was going to be a memoir, and as a fan of the Office, I was really hoping to gain some behind-the-scenes knowledge of the show. The book was partly that, but I was at first disappointed to realize Fischer was writing a book for aspiring actors - giving t...

    Jenna's tone in the book is wonderfully friendly and open. She shares quite a bit of information about how things really work. Much of the information is already out there in other books and online, but she's brought it together in an appealing package. I have the sense that the uni...

  • Valerity *
    Oct 27, 2017

    This book is basically an actors textbook. Please, please, please know this. It was perfect for me cause, hey, I'm an actor. Jenna has been giving out amazing information like this for years, via blog posts and podcasts, and I have been waiting for her to publish it. But if you are...

    Being an actor is not something I ever wanted to pursue, so I am not the intended audience for this book, but I still loved learning about the behind-the-scenes details of trying to make a profession out of acting. ...

    Jenna Fischer's The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide provides wonderful insight into a world that many aspire to be part of, but few have the drive, determination, and luck to make it in. It took Jenna eight grueling years before she landed her polarizing role of Pam Beasley. The thin...

    Pam Beesly wrote a book, ya?ll! Well, that?s not entirely true; Jenna Fischer, actress extraordinaire, wrote a book and it is super informative for the novice actor and enlightening for the day dreamers like me. How in the world do you get a start in Tinseltown? Lovable Jenna, ri...

    This was a surprise! I?m not an actor. I don?t really know any actors. I would actively discourage anyone I knew from becoming an actor. And yet, I really enjoyed this. Fischer tells the story of of her own Hollywood journey while giving advice and behind-the-scenes information...

    I love Jenna Fischer! I only picked this book up because I love her so much, so, obviously, none of the information pertained to me. However, she writes beautifully and conversationally without condescending to you. If you were an aspiring actor, this would be the book for you! ...

    This was fascinating. As a non-actor it was really interesting to get a peek behind the curtain. Mostly because I don't actually have to follow all of this advice! The first couple chapters are clunky and full of "I took myself so seriously, isn't that silly?!" But after that she s...

    Enjoyable. Jenna is probably best known for her character on the hit tv series, The Office. I thought this interesting and informative. A light readand helpful to anyone who would like to pursue acting as a career. I requested this title on NG because I was listening to a podcast and J...

    This is written by Jenna Fischer who played on the hit show "Office" for years. I was hooked on that show for a long time which gave me an interest in reading her book. It's written mainly as a guide for those who are bitten by the acting bug and really as a way to help them with tips ...

  • Miatta
    Nov 29, 2017

    This book is basically an actors textbook. Please, please, please know this. It was perfect for me cause, hey, I'm an actor. Jenna has been giving out amazing information like this for years, via blog posts and podcasts, and I have been waiting for her to publish it. But if you are...

  • John Lamb
    Dec 19, 2017

    This book is basically an actors textbook. Please, please, please know this. It was perfect for me cause, hey, I'm an actor. Jenna has been giving out amazing information like this for years, via blog posts and podcasts, and I have been waiting for her to publish it. But if you are...

    Being an actor is not something I ever wanted to pursue, so I am not the intended audience for this book, but I still loved learning about the behind-the-scenes details of trying to make a profession out of acting. ...

  • Lori
    Apr 14, 2018

    This book is basically an actors textbook. Please, please, please know this. It was perfect for me cause, hey, I'm an actor. Jenna has been giving out amazing information like this for years, via blog posts and podcasts, and I have been waiting for her to publish it. But if you are...

    Being an actor is not something I ever wanted to pursue, so I am not the intended audience for this book, but I still loved learning about the behind-the-scenes details of trying to make a profession out of acting. ...

    Jenna Fischer's The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide provides wonderful insight into a world that many aspire to be part of, but few have the drive, determination, and luck to make it in. It took Jenna eight grueling years before she landed her polarizing role of Pam Beasley. The thin...

    Pam Beesly wrote a book, ya?ll! Well, that?s not entirely true; Jenna Fischer, actress extraordinaire, wrote a book and it is super informative for the novice actor and enlightening for the day dreamers like me. How in the world do you get a start in Tinseltown? Lovable Jenna, ri...

    This was a surprise! I?m not an actor. I don?t really know any actors. I would actively discourage anyone I knew from becoming an actor. And yet, I really enjoyed this. Fischer tells the story of of her own Hollywood journey while giving advice and behind-the-scenes information...

    I love Jenna Fischer! I only picked this book up because I love her so much, so, obviously, none of the information pertained to me. However, she writes beautifully and conversationally without condescending to you. If you were an aspiring actor, this would be the book for you! ...

    This was fascinating. As a non-actor it was really interesting to get a peek behind the curtain. Mostly because I don't actually have to follow all of this advice! The first couple chapters are clunky and full of "I took myself so seriously, isn't that silly?!" But after that she s...

    Enjoyable. Jenna is probably best known for her character on the hit tv series, The Office. I thought this interesting and informative. A light readand helpful to anyone who would like to pursue acting as a career. I requested this title on NG because I was listening to a podcast and J...

    This is written by Jenna Fischer who played on the hit show "Office" for years. I was hooked on that show for a long time which gave me an interest in reading her book. It's written mainly as a guide for those who are bitten by the acting bug and really as a way to help them with tips ...

    4.5 Stars. There was a time, I confess, when I desperately wanted to be on a sitcom. Okay, it was the '80s when there was no shortage of family sitcoms. Those kids on Growing Pains and Family Ties always looked like they were having so much fun! I reasoned that I was a kid who liked...

    Jenna Fischer?s phenomenal book ?The Actor?s Life? is factual, funny and a fantastic guide to the world of acting. This is one of those books that is informative, personable yet so enjoyable that you can?t stop reading. I am not an actor but I personally loved this book and i...

    I've never had an interest in being an actor but I started reading this because I love learning about the way things work. I finished reading it because it was a really good, easy read. It's written in a friendly, light, easily digestible tone which is driven by personal and effective ...

    I was not sure what kind of genre to put this book under. so I gave it a few genres. Jenna Fischer writes a unique book for people who want to go into the acting business. I am not that person but I found this a very helpful book for those who are interested in becoming an actor. She i...

  • Holly
    Dec 03, 2017

    This book is basically an actors textbook. Please, please, please know this. It was perfect for me cause, hey, I'm an actor. Jenna has been giving out amazing information like this for years, via blog posts and podcasts, and I have been waiting for her to publish it. But if you are...

    Being an actor is not something I ever wanted to pursue, so I am not the intended audience for this book, but I still loved learning about the behind-the-scenes details of trying to make a profession out of acting. ...

    Jenna Fischer's The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide provides wonderful insight into a world that many aspire to be part of, but few have the drive, determination, and luck to make it in. It took Jenna eight grueling years before she landed her polarizing role of Pam Beasley. The thin...

    Pam Beesly wrote a book, ya?ll! Well, that?s not entirely true; Jenna Fischer, actress extraordinaire, wrote a book and it is super informative for the novice actor and enlightening for the day dreamers like me. How in the world do you get a start in Tinseltown? Lovable Jenna, ri...

    This was a surprise! I?m not an actor. I don?t really know any actors. I would actively discourage anyone I knew from becoming an actor. And yet, I really enjoyed this. Fischer tells the story of of her own Hollywood journey while giving advice and behind-the-scenes information...

    I love Jenna Fischer! I only picked this book up because I love her so much, so, obviously, none of the information pertained to me. However, she writes beautifully and conversationally without condescending to you. If you were an aspiring actor, this would be the book for you! ...

    This was fascinating. As a non-actor it was really interesting to get a peek behind the curtain. Mostly because I don't actually have to follow all of this advice! The first couple chapters are clunky and full of "I took myself so seriously, isn't that silly?!" But after that she s...

    Enjoyable. Jenna is probably best known for her character on the hit tv series, The Office. I thought this interesting and informative. A light readand helpful to anyone who would like to pursue acting as a career. I requested this title on NG because I was listening to a podcast and J...

    This is written by Jenna Fischer who played on the hit show "Office" for years. I was hooked on that show for a long time which gave me an interest in reading her book. It's written mainly as a guide for those who are bitten by the acting bug and really as a way to help them with tips ...

    4.5 Stars. There was a time, I confess, when I desperately wanted to be on a sitcom. Okay, it was the '80s when there was no shortage of family sitcoms. Those kids on Growing Pains and Family Ties always looked like they were having so much fun! I reasoned that I was a kid who liked...

    Jenna Fischer?s phenomenal book ?The Actor?s Life? is factual, funny and a fantastic guide to the world of acting. This is one of those books that is informative, personable yet so enjoyable that you can?t stop reading. I am not an actor but I personally loved this book and i...

    I've never had an interest in being an actor but I started reading this because I love learning about the way things work. I finished reading it because it was a really good, easy read. It's written in a friendly, light, easily digestible tone which is driven by personal and effective ...

    I was not sure what kind of genre to put this book under. so I gave it a few genres. Jenna Fischer writes a unique book for people who want to go into the acting business. I am not that person but I found this a very helpful book for those who are interested in becoming an actor. She i...

    I basically inhaled this fantastic book from Jenna Fischer and enjoyed reading about her life so much. This isn?t a book about a famous actor and their rise to fame and it isn?t a comedy biography, this is a handbook on how to make it as an actor. Jenna goes through the steps with ...

    I'm not the intended audience for this book, but I loved Jenna on "The Office," and the book was on sale, so I decided to pick it up anyway. While I'm not an aspiring actor, I still enjoyed reading about the behind-the-scenes stuff that actors go through. It gave me a whole new appreci...

    This was a quick read. I listened to the audiobook because I liked Jenna?s portrayal of Pam on The Office and wanted to hear more about her life and on-set experiences. I would imagine it?s a helpful, encouraging guide to those thinking about trying to make it as an actor in LA or ...

    Super cute! Definitely don't have to want to be an actor to enjoy. Full review to come upon publication. ...

    I?m not the intended audience for this book and yet I was absolutely fascinated. I just kept wanting to talk about things I learned from this book. ...

    Bought this book because I love Jenna Fischer and The Office. I obviously have no intent of becoming an actor but it was super fascinating to dive into the processes of what it takes to make it in Hollywood. ...

    As the parent of an actor attending his junior year of a university theatre program, I have questions. So many questions... Actually ?had?, as Jenna just answered nearly all of them over the past two days. Jenna covered much of what Joe can anticipate after graduation. I just order...

    This is a great book. Fischer's tone is consistently informative, humorous, and down to earth. The book offers encouragement, warnings against scams, advice about specific websites and agencies to use, and a large grain of salt - she constantly references friends of hers who have still...

  • Enchantress  debbicat ☮
    Mar 12, 2018

    This book is basically an actors textbook. Please, please, please know this. It was perfect for me cause, hey, I'm an actor. Jenna has been giving out amazing information like this for years, via blog posts and podcasts, and I have been waiting for her to publish it. But if you are...

    Being an actor is not something I ever wanted to pursue, so I am not the intended audience for this book, but I still loved learning about the behind-the-scenes details of trying to make a profession out of acting. ...

    Jenna Fischer's The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide provides wonderful insight into a world that many aspire to be part of, but few have the drive, determination, and luck to make it in. It took Jenna eight grueling years before she landed her polarizing role of Pam Beasley. The thin...

    Pam Beesly wrote a book, ya?ll! Well, that?s not entirely true; Jenna Fischer, actress extraordinaire, wrote a book and it is super informative for the novice actor and enlightening for the day dreamers like me. How in the world do you get a start in Tinseltown? Lovable Jenna, ri...

    This was a surprise! I?m not an actor. I don?t really know any actors. I would actively discourage anyone I knew from becoming an actor. And yet, I really enjoyed this. Fischer tells the story of of her own Hollywood journey while giving advice and behind-the-scenes information...

    I love Jenna Fischer! I only picked this book up because I love her so much, so, obviously, none of the information pertained to me. However, she writes beautifully and conversationally without condescending to you. If you were an aspiring actor, this would be the book for you! ...

    This was fascinating. As a non-actor it was really interesting to get a peek behind the curtain. Mostly because I don't actually have to follow all of this advice! The first couple chapters are clunky and full of "I took myself so seriously, isn't that silly?!" But after that she s...

    Enjoyable. Jenna is probably best known for her character on the hit tv series, The Office. I thought this interesting and informative. A light readand helpful to anyone who would like to pursue acting as a career. I requested this title on NG because I was listening to a podcast and J...

  • Lauren
    Mar 24, 2018

    This book is basically an actors textbook. Please, please, please know this. It was perfect for me cause, hey, I'm an actor. Jenna has been giving out amazing information like this for years, via blog posts and podcasts, and I have been waiting for her to publish it. But if you are...

    Being an actor is not something I ever wanted to pursue, so I am not the intended audience for this book, but I still loved learning about the behind-the-scenes details of trying to make a profession out of acting. ...

    Jenna Fischer's The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide provides wonderful insight into a world that many aspire to be part of, but few have the drive, determination, and luck to make it in. It took Jenna eight grueling years before she landed her polarizing role of Pam Beasley. The thin...

    Pam Beesly wrote a book, ya?ll! Well, that?s not entirely true; Jenna Fischer, actress extraordinaire, wrote a book and it is super informative for the novice actor and enlightening for the day dreamers like me. How in the world do you get a start in Tinseltown? Lovable Jenna, ri...

    This was a surprise! I?m not an actor. I don?t really know any actors. I would actively discourage anyone I knew from becoming an actor. And yet, I really enjoyed this. Fischer tells the story of of her own Hollywood journey while giving advice and behind-the-scenes information...

  • Christopher Lawson
    Nov 14, 2017

    This book is basically an actors textbook. Please, please, please know this. It was perfect for me cause, hey, I'm an actor. Jenna has been giving out amazing information like this for years, via blog posts and podcasts, and I have been waiting for her to publish it. But if you are...

    Being an actor is not something I ever wanted to pursue, so I am not the intended audience for this book, but I still loved learning about the behind-the-scenes details of trying to make a profession out of acting. ...

    Jenna Fischer's The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide provides wonderful insight into a world that many aspire to be part of, but few have the drive, determination, and luck to make it in. It took Jenna eight grueling years before she landed her polarizing role of Pam Beasley. The thin...

    Pam Beesly wrote a book, ya?ll! Well, that?s not entirely true; Jenna Fischer, actress extraordinaire, wrote a book and it is super informative for the novice actor and enlightening for the day dreamers like me. How in the world do you get a start in Tinseltown? Lovable Jenna, ri...

    This was a surprise! I?m not an actor. I don?t really know any actors. I would actively discourage anyone I knew from becoming an actor. And yet, I really enjoyed this. Fischer tells the story of of her own Hollywood journey while giving advice and behind-the-scenes information...

    I love Jenna Fischer! I only picked this book up because I love her so much, so, obviously, none of the information pertained to me. However, she writes beautifully and conversationally without condescending to you. If you were an aspiring actor, this would be the book for you! ...

    This was fascinating. As a non-actor it was really interesting to get a peek behind the curtain. Mostly because I don't actually have to follow all of this advice! The first couple chapters are clunky and full of "I took myself so seriously, isn't that silly?!" But after that she s...

    Enjoyable. Jenna is probably best known for her character on the hit tv series, The Office. I thought this interesting and informative. A light readand helpful to anyone who would like to pursue acting as a career. I requested this title on NG because I was listening to a podcast and J...

    This is written by Jenna Fischer who played on the hit show "Office" for years. I was hooked on that show for a long time which gave me an interest in reading her book. It's written mainly as a guide for those who are bitten by the acting bug and really as a way to help them with tips ...

    4.5 Stars. There was a time, I confess, when I desperately wanted to be on a sitcom. Okay, it was the '80s when there was no shortage of family sitcoms. Those kids on Growing Pains and Family Ties always looked like they were having so much fun! I reasoned that I was a kid who liked...

    Jenna Fischer?s phenomenal book ?The Actor?s Life? is factual, funny and a fantastic guide to the world of acting. This is one of those books that is informative, personable yet so enjoyable that you can?t stop reading. I am not an actor but I personally loved this book and i...

    I've never had an interest in being an actor but I started reading this because I love learning about the way things work. I finished reading it because it was a really good, easy read. It's written in a friendly, light, easily digestible tone which is driven by personal and effective ...

    I was not sure what kind of genre to put this book under. so I gave it a few genres. Jenna Fischer writes a unique book for people who want to go into the acting business. I am not that person but I found this a very helpful book for those who are interested in becoming an actor. She i...

    I basically inhaled this fantastic book from Jenna Fischer and enjoyed reading about her life so much. This isn?t a book about a famous actor and their rise to fame and it isn?t a comedy biography, this is a handbook on how to make it as an actor. Jenna goes through the steps with ...

    I'm not the intended audience for this book, but I loved Jenna on "The Office," and the book was on sale, so I decided to pick it up anyway. While I'm not an aspiring actor, I still enjoyed reading about the behind-the-scenes stuff that actors go through. It gave me a whole new appreci...

    This was a quick read. I listened to the audiobook because I liked Jenna?s portrayal of Pam on The Office and wanted to hear more about her life and on-set experiences. I would imagine it?s a helpful, encouraging guide to those thinking about trying to make it as an actor in LA or ...

    Super cute! Definitely don't have to want to be an actor to enjoy. Full review to come upon publication. ...

    I?m not the intended audience for this book and yet I was absolutely fascinated. I just kept wanting to talk about things I learned from this book. ...

    Bought this book because I love Jenna Fischer and The Office. I obviously have no intent of becoming an actor but it was super fascinating to dive into the processes of what it takes to make it in Hollywood. ...

    As the parent of an actor attending his junior year of a university theatre program, I have questions. So many questions... Actually ?had?, as Jenna just answered nearly all of them over the past two days. Jenna covered much of what Joe can anticipate after graduation. I just order...

    This is a great book. Fischer's tone is consistently informative, humorous, and down to earth. The book offers encouragement, warnings against scams, advice about specific websites and agencies to use, and a large grain of salt - she constantly references friends of hers who have still...

    This was a fun read. I would have loved reading this in high school or early college when the dream of being an actor was real and I was in drama school. Since I'm not an aspiring actor anymore, it was really fun to learn more about Jenna. I've been a fan of hers since the Myspace blog...

    Full review! Jenna Fischer recounts her years as a struggling actor and relays the lessons, big and small, that she learned along the way. This is definitely not your typical celebrity book. Fischer had a purpose when she sat down to write this book: to use her experience to he...

    This book. Are you reading this and you are one of my actors friends? BUY THIS BOOK NOW. I've read loads of actor-help books over the years. Los Angeles "survival" guides, actor biograpies, autobiographies, memoirs, etc., and not one of the authors ever opened up this much about their ...

    I was not the intended audience for this book; I picked it up hoping it would be more of a straight biography. Though she does share much of her story, this is truly first and foremost a guidebook trough professional actordom. As someone who has never dreamed of being an actor, and nev...

    In grade school I got my start when I played Toto in The Wizard of Oz In THE ACTOR?S LIFE, author Jenna Fischer gives some tough, but kindly advice to the aspiring actor. She admits it was a really tough road for her, and required a lot of persistence, as well as luck. The journey...

  • Liz
    Jan 26, 2018

    This book is basically an actors textbook. Please, please, please know this. It was perfect for me cause, hey, I'm an actor. Jenna has been giving out amazing information like this for years, via blog posts and podcasts, and I have been waiting for her to publish it. But if you are...

    Being an actor is not something I ever wanted to pursue, so I am not the intended audience for this book, but I still loved learning about the behind-the-scenes details of trying to make a profession out of acting. ...

    Jenna Fischer's The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide provides wonderful insight into a world that many aspire to be part of, but few have the drive, determination, and luck to make it in. It took Jenna eight grueling years before she landed her polarizing role of Pam Beasley. The thin...

    Pam Beesly wrote a book, ya?ll! Well, that?s not entirely true; Jenna Fischer, actress extraordinaire, wrote a book and it is super informative for the novice actor and enlightening for the day dreamers like me. How in the world do you get a start in Tinseltown? Lovable Jenna, ri...

    This was a surprise! I?m not an actor. I don?t really know any actors. I would actively discourage anyone I knew from becoming an actor. And yet, I really enjoyed this. Fischer tells the story of of her own Hollywood journey while giving advice and behind-the-scenes information...

    I love Jenna Fischer! I only picked this book up because I love her so much, so, obviously, none of the information pertained to me. However, she writes beautifully and conversationally without condescending to you. If you were an aspiring actor, this would be the book for you! ...

    This was fascinating. As a non-actor it was really interesting to get a peek behind the curtain. Mostly because I don't actually have to follow all of this advice! The first couple chapters are clunky and full of "I took myself so seriously, isn't that silly?!" But after that she s...

    Enjoyable. Jenna is probably best known for her character on the hit tv series, The Office. I thought this interesting and informative. A light readand helpful to anyone who would like to pursue acting as a career. I requested this title on NG because I was listening to a podcast and J...

    This is written by Jenna Fischer who played on the hit show "Office" for years. I was hooked on that show for a long time which gave me an interest in reading her book. It's written mainly as a guide for those who are bitten by the acting bug and really as a way to help them with tips ...

    4.5 Stars. There was a time, I confess, when I desperately wanted to be on a sitcom. Okay, it was the '80s when there was no shortage of family sitcoms. Those kids on Growing Pains and Family Ties always looked like they were having so much fun! I reasoned that I was a kid who liked...

    Jenna Fischer?s phenomenal book ?The Actor?s Life? is factual, funny and a fantastic guide to the world of acting. This is one of those books that is informative, personable yet so enjoyable that you can?t stop reading. I am not an actor but I personally loved this book and i...

    I've never had an interest in being an actor but I started reading this because I love learning about the way things work. I finished reading it because it was a really good, easy read. It's written in a friendly, light, easily digestible tone which is driven by personal and effective ...

    I was not sure what kind of genre to put this book under. so I gave it a few genres. Jenna Fischer writes a unique book for people who want to go into the acting business. I am not that person but I found this a very helpful book for those who are interested in becoming an actor. She i...

    I basically inhaled this fantastic book from Jenna Fischer and enjoyed reading about her life so much. This isn?t a book about a famous actor and their rise to fame and it isn?t a comedy biography, this is a handbook on how to make it as an actor. Jenna goes through the steps with ...

    I'm not the intended audience for this book, but I loved Jenna on "The Office," and the book was on sale, so I decided to pick it up anyway. While I'm not an aspiring actor, I still enjoyed reading about the behind-the-scenes stuff that actors go through. It gave me a whole new appreci...

    This was a quick read. I listened to the audiobook because I liked Jenna?s portrayal of Pam on The Office and wanted to hear more about her life and on-set experiences. I would imagine it?s a helpful, encouraging guide to those thinking about trying to make it as an actor in LA or ...

    Super cute! Definitely don't have to want to be an actor to enjoy. Full review to come upon publication. ...

    I?m not the intended audience for this book and yet I was absolutely fascinated. I just kept wanting to talk about things I learned from this book. ...

    Bought this book because I love Jenna Fischer and The Office. I obviously have no intent of becoming an actor but it was super fascinating to dive into the processes of what it takes to make it in Hollywood. ...

    As the parent of an actor attending his junior year of a university theatre program, I have questions. So many questions... Actually ?had?, as Jenna just answered nearly all of them over the past two days. Jenna covered much of what Joe can anticipate after graduation. I just order...

    This is a great book. Fischer's tone is consistently informative, humorous, and down to earth. The book offers encouragement, warnings against scams, advice about specific websites and agencies to use, and a large grain of salt - she constantly references friends of hers who have still...

    This was a fun read. I would have loved reading this in high school or early college when the dream of being an actor was real and I was in drama school. Since I'm not an aspiring actor anymore, it was really fun to learn more about Jenna. I've been a fan of hers since the Myspace blog...

    Full review! Jenna Fischer recounts her years as a struggling actor and relays the lessons, big and small, that she learned along the way. This is definitely not your typical celebrity book. Fischer had a purpose when she sat down to write this book: to use her experience to he...

    This book. Are you reading this and you are one of my actors friends? BUY THIS BOOK NOW. I've read loads of actor-help books over the years. Los Angeles "survival" guides, actor biograpies, autobiographies, memoirs, etc., and not one of the authors ever opened up this much about their ...

    I was not the intended audience for this book; I picked it up hoping it would be more of a straight biography. Though she does share much of her story, this is truly first and foremost a guidebook trough professional actordom. As someone who has never dreamed of being an actor, and nev...

    In grade school I got my start when I played Toto in The Wizard of Oz In THE ACTOR?S LIFE, author Jenna Fischer gives some tough, but kindly advice to the aspiring actor. She admits it was a really tough road for her, and required a lot of persistence, as well as luck. The journey...

    I LOVED this book! I thought it was going to be a memoir, and as a fan of the Office, I was really hoping to gain some behind-the-scenes knowledge of the show. The book was partly that, but I was at first disappointed to realize Fischer was writing a book for aspiring actors - giving t...

    Jenna's tone in the book is wonderfully friendly and open. She shares quite a bit of information about how things really work. Much of the information is already out there in other books and online, but she's brought it together in an appealing package. I have the sense that the uni...

    I have no interest in being an actor. I do, however, love reading and learning in general, so I didn't mind that I wasn't the intended audience for this book. I also have a friend who moved to LA a couple years ago and has been grinding her way around the business. I thought that readi...

  • Mary Clare
    Nov 07, 2017

    This book is basically an actors textbook. Please, please, please know this. It was perfect for me cause, hey, I'm an actor. Jenna has been giving out amazing information like this for years, via blog posts and podcasts, and I have been waiting for her to publish it. But if you are...

    Being an actor is not something I ever wanted to pursue, so I am not the intended audience for this book, but I still loved learning about the behind-the-scenes details of trying to make a profession out of acting. ...

    Jenna Fischer's The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide provides wonderful insight into a world that many aspire to be part of, but few have the drive, determination, and luck to make it in. It took Jenna eight grueling years before she landed her polarizing role of Pam Beasley. The thin...

    Pam Beesly wrote a book, ya?ll! Well, that?s not entirely true; Jenna Fischer, actress extraordinaire, wrote a book and it is super informative for the novice actor and enlightening for the day dreamers like me. How in the world do you get a start in Tinseltown? Lovable Jenna, ri...

    This was a surprise! I?m not an actor. I don?t really know any actors. I would actively discourage anyone I knew from becoming an actor. And yet, I really enjoyed this. Fischer tells the story of of her own Hollywood journey while giving advice and behind-the-scenes information...

    I love Jenna Fischer! I only picked this book up because I love her so much, so, obviously, none of the information pertained to me. However, she writes beautifully and conversationally without condescending to you. If you were an aspiring actor, this would be the book for you! ...

    This was fascinating. As a non-actor it was really interesting to get a peek behind the curtain. Mostly because I don't actually have to follow all of this advice! The first couple chapters are clunky and full of "I took myself so seriously, isn't that silly?!" But after that she s...

    Enjoyable. Jenna is probably best known for her character on the hit tv series, The Office. I thought this interesting and informative. A light readand helpful to anyone who would like to pursue acting as a career. I requested this title on NG because I was listening to a podcast and J...

    This is written by Jenna Fischer who played on the hit show "Office" for years. I was hooked on that show for a long time which gave me an interest in reading her book. It's written mainly as a guide for those who are bitten by the acting bug and really as a way to help them with tips ...

    4.5 Stars. There was a time, I confess, when I desperately wanted to be on a sitcom. Okay, it was the '80s when there was no shortage of family sitcoms. Those kids on Growing Pains and Family Ties always looked like they were having so much fun! I reasoned that I was a kid who liked...

    Jenna Fischer?s phenomenal book ?The Actor?s Life? is factual, funny and a fantastic guide to the world of acting. This is one of those books that is informative, personable yet so enjoyable that you can?t stop reading. I am not an actor but I personally loved this book and i...

    I've never had an interest in being an actor but I started reading this because I love learning about the way things work. I finished reading it because it was a really good, easy read. It's written in a friendly, light, easily digestible tone which is driven by personal and effective ...

    I was not sure what kind of genre to put this book under. so I gave it a few genres. Jenna Fischer writes a unique book for people who want to go into the acting business. I am not that person but I found this a very helpful book for those who are interested in becoming an actor. She i...

    I basically inhaled this fantastic book from Jenna Fischer and enjoyed reading about her life so much. This isn?t a book about a famous actor and their rise to fame and it isn?t a comedy biography, this is a handbook on how to make it as an actor. Jenna goes through the steps with ...

    I'm not the intended audience for this book, but I loved Jenna on "The Office," and the book was on sale, so I decided to pick it up anyway. While I'm not an aspiring actor, I still enjoyed reading about the behind-the-scenes stuff that actors go through. It gave me a whole new appreci...

    This was a quick read. I listened to the audiobook because I liked Jenna?s portrayal of Pam on The Office and wanted to hear more about her life and on-set experiences. I would imagine it?s a helpful, encouraging guide to those thinking about trying to make it as an actor in LA or ...

    Super cute! Definitely don't have to want to be an actor to enjoy. Full review to come upon publication. ...

    I?m not the intended audience for this book and yet I was absolutely fascinated. I just kept wanting to talk about things I learned from this book. ...

    Bought this book because I love Jenna Fischer and The Office. I obviously have no intent of becoming an actor but it was super fascinating to dive into the processes of what it takes to make it in Hollywood. ...

    As the parent of an actor attending his junior year of a university theatre program, I have questions. So many questions... Actually ?had?, as Jenna just answered nearly all of them over the past two days. Jenna covered much of what Joe can anticipate after graduation. I just order...

    This is a great book. Fischer's tone is consistently informative, humorous, and down to earth. The book offers encouragement, warnings against scams, advice about specific websites and agencies to use, and a large grain of salt - she constantly references friends of hers who have still...

    This was a fun read. I would have loved reading this in high school or early college when the dream of being an actor was real and I was in drama school. Since I'm not an aspiring actor anymore, it was really fun to learn more about Jenna. I've been a fan of hers since the Myspace blog...

    Full review! Jenna Fischer recounts her years as a struggling actor and relays the lessons, big and small, that she learned along the way. This is definitely not your typical celebrity book. Fischer had a purpose when she sat down to write this book: to use her experience to he...

  • Sam Gor
    Nov 14, 2017

    This book is basically an actors textbook. Please, please, please know this. It was perfect for me cause, hey, I'm an actor. Jenna has been giving out amazing information like this for years, via blog posts and podcasts, and I have been waiting for her to publish it. But if you are...

    Being an actor is not something I ever wanted to pursue, so I am not the intended audience for this book, but I still loved learning about the behind-the-scenes details of trying to make a profession out of acting. ...

    Jenna Fischer's The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide provides wonderful insight into a world that many aspire to be part of, but few have the drive, determination, and luck to make it in. It took Jenna eight grueling years before she landed her polarizing role of Pam Beasley. The thin...

    Pam Beesly wrote a book, ya?ll! Well, that?s not entirely true; Jenna Fischer, actress extraordinaire, wrote a book and it is super informative for the novice actor and enlightening for the day dreamers like me. How in the world do you get a start in Tinseltown? Lovable Jenna, ri...

    This was a surprise! I?m not an actor. I don?t really know any actors. I would actively discourage anyone I knew from becoming an actor. And yet, I really enjoyed this. Fischer tells the story of of her own Hollywood journey while giving advice and behind-the-scenes information...

    I love Jenna Fischer! I only picked this book up because I love her so much, so, obviously, none of the information pertained to me. However, she writes beautifully and conversationally without condescending to you. If you were an aspiring actor, this would be the book for you! ...

    This was fascinating. As a non-actor it was really interesting to get a peek behind the curtain. Mostly because I don't actually have to follow all of this advice! The first couple chapters are clunky and full of "I took myself so seriously, isn't that silly?!" But after that she s...

    Enjoyable. Jenna is probably best known for her character on the hit tv series, The Office. I thought this interesting and informative. A light readand helpful to anyone who would like to pursue acting as a career. I requested this title on NG because I was listening to a podcast and J...

    This is written by Jenna Fischer who played on the hit show "Office" for years. I was hooked on that show for a long time which gave me an interest in reading her book. It's written mainly as a guide for those who are bitten by the acting bug and really as a way to help them with tips ...

    4.5 Stars. There was a time, I confess, when I desperately wanted to be on a sitcom. Okay, it was the '80s when there was no shortage of family sitcoms. Those kids on Growing Pains and Family Ties always looked like they were having so much fun! I reasoned that I was a kid who liked...

    Jenna Fischer?s phenomenal book ?The Actor?s Life? is factual, funny and a fantastic guide to the world of acting. This is one of those books that is informative, personable yet so enjoyable that you can?t stop reading. I am not an actor but I personally loved this book and i...

    I've never had an interest in being an actor but I started reading this because I love learning about the way things work. I finished reading it because it was a really good, easy read. It's written in a friendly, light, easily digestible tone which is driven by personal and effective ...

    I was not sure what kind of genre to put this book under. so I gave it a few genres. Jenna Fischer writes a unique book for people who want to go into the acting business. I am not that person but I found this a very helpful book for those who are interested in becoming an actor. She i...

    I basically inhaled this fantastic book from Jenna Fischer and enjoyed reading about her life so much. This isn?t a book about a famous actor and their rise to fame and it isn?t a comedy biography, this is a handbook on how to make it as an actor. Jenna goes through the steps with ...

    I'm not the intended audience for this book, but I loved Jenna on "The Office," and the book was on sale, so I decided to pick it up anyway. While I'm not an aspiring actor, I still enjoyed reading about the behind-the-scenes stuff that actors go through. It gave me a whole new appreci...

    This was a quick read. I listened to the audiobook because I liked Jenna?s portrayal of Pam on The Office and wanted to hear more about her life and on-set experiences. I would imagine it?s a helpful, encouraging guide to those thinking about trying to make it as an actor in LA or ...

    Super cute! Definitely don't have to want to be an actor to enjoy. Full review to come upon publication. ...

    I?m not the intended audience for this book and yet I was absolutely fascinated. I just kept wanting to talk about things I learned from this book. ...

    Bought this book because I love Jenna Fischer and The Office. I obviously have no intent of becoming an actor but it was super fascinating to dive into the processes of what it takes to make it in Hollywood. ...

    As the parent of an actor attending his junior year of a university theatre program, I have questions. So many questions... Actually ?had?, as Jenna just answered nearly all of them over the past two days. Jenna covered much of what Joe can anticipate after graduation. I just order...

    This is a great book. Fischer's tone is consistently informative, humorous, and down to earth. The book offers encouragement, warnings against scams, advice about specific websites and agencies to use, and a large grain of salt - she constantly references friends of hers who have still...

    This was a fun read. I would have loved reading this in high school or early college when the dream of being an actor was real and I was in drama school. Since I'm not an aspiring actor anymore, it was really fun to learn more about Jenna. I've been a fan of hers since the Myspace blog...

    Full review! Jenna Fischer recounts her years as a struggling actor and relays the lessons, big and small, that she learned along the way. This is definitely not your typical celebrity book. Fischer had a purpose when she sat down to write this book: to use her experience to he...

    This book. Are you reading this and you are one of my actors friends? BUY THIS BOOK NOW. I've read loads of actor-help books over the years. Los Angeles "survival" guides, actor biograpies, autobiographies, memoirs, etc., and not one of the authors ever opened up this much about their ...

    I was not the intended audience for this book; I picked it up hoping it would be more of a straight biography. Though she does share much of her story, this is truly first and foremost a guidebook trough professional actordom. As someone who has never dreamed of being an actor, and nev...

    In grade school I got my start when I played Toto in The Wizard of Oz In THE ACTOR?S LIFE, author Jenna Fischer gives some tough, but kindly advice to the aspiring actor. She admits it was a really tough road for her, and required a lot of persistence, as well as luck. The journey...

    I LOVED this book! I thought it was going to be a memoir, and as a fan of the Office, I was really hoping to gain some behind-the-scenes knowledge of the show. The book was partly that, but I was at first disappointed to realize Fischer was writing a book for aspiring actors - giving t...

    Jenna's tone in the book is wonderfully friendly and open. She shares quite a bit of information about how things really work. Much of the information is already out there in other books and online, but she's brought it together in an appealing package. I have the sense that the uni...

    I have no interest in being an actor. I do, however, love reading and learning in general, so I didn't mind that I wasn't the intended audience for this book. I also have a friend who moved to LA a couple years ago and has been grinding her way around the business. I thought that readi...

    If you're a fan of the office and you actually like Pam, you'll dig this. The process is great. The advice is just honest and heartfelt. This is just really genuine and just a joy ride through her career. I love how it just flows really well and each chapter is just full of advi...

  • Jackie
    Feb 13, 2018

    This book is basically an actors textbook. Please, please, please know this. It was perfect for me cause, hey, I'm an actor. Jenna has been giving out amazing information like this for years, via blog posts and podcasts, and I have been waiting for her to publish it. But if you are...

    Being an actor is not something I ever wanted to pursue, so I am not the intended audience for this book, but I still loved learning about the behind-the-scenes details of trying to make a profession out of acting. ...

    Jenna Fischer's The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide provides wonderful insight into a world that many aspire to be part of, but few have the drive, determination, and luck to make it in. It took Jenna eight grueling years before she landed her polarizing role of Pam Beasley. The thin...

    Pam Beesly wrote a book, ya?ll! Well, that?s not entirely true; Jenna Fischer, actress extraordinaire, wrote a book and it is super informative for the novice actor and enlightening for the day dreamers like me. How in the world do you get a start in Tinseltown? Lovable Jenna, ri...

    This was a surprise! I?m not an actor. I don?t really know any actors. I would actively discourage anyone I knew from becoming an actor. And yet, I really enjoyed this. Fischer tells the story of of her own Hollywood journey while giving advice and behind-the-scenes information...

    I love Jenna Fischer! I only picked this book up because I love her so much, so, obviously, none of the information pertained to me. However, she writes beautifully and conversationally without condescending to you. If you were an aspiring actor, this would be the book for you! ...

    This was fascinating. As a non-actor it was really interesting to get a peek behind the curtain. Mostly because I don't actually have to follow all of this advice! The first couple chapters are clunky and full of "I took myself so seriously, isn't that silly?!" But after that she s...

    Enjoyable. Jenna is probably best known for her character on the hit tv series, The Office. I thought this interesting and informative. A light readand helpful to anyone who would like to pursue acting as a career. I requested this title on NG because I was listening to a podcast and J...

    This is written by Jenna Fischer who played on the hit show "Office" for years. I was hooked on that show for a long time which gave me an interest in reading her book. It's written mainly as a guide for those who are bitten by the acting bug and really as a way to help them with tips ...

    4.5 Stars. There was a time, I confess, when I desperately wanted to be on a sitcom. Okay, it was the '80s when there was no shortage of family sitcoms. Those kids on Growing Pains and Family Ties always looked like they were having so much fun! I reasoned that I was a kid who liked...

    Jenna Fischer?s phenomenal book ?The Actor?s Life? is factual, funny and a fantastic guide to the world of acting. This is one of those books that is informative, personable yet so enjoyable that you can?t stop reading. I am not an actor but I personally loved this book and i...

    I've never had an interest in being an actor but I started reading this because I love learning about the way things work. I finished reading it because it was a really good, easy read. It's written in a friendly, light, easily digestible tone which is driven by personal and effective ...

    I was not sure what kind of genre to put this book under. so I gave it a few genres. Jenna Fischer writes a unique book for people who want to go into the acting business. I am not that person but I found this a very helpful book for those who are interested in becoming an actor. She i...

    I basically inhaled this fantastic book from Jenna Fischer and enjoyed reading about her life so much. This isn?t a book about a famous actor and their rise to fame and it isn?t a comedy biography, this is a handbook on how to make it as an actor. Jenna goes through the steps with ...

    I'm not the intended audience for this book, but I loved Jenna on "The Office," and the book was on sale, so I decided to pick it up anyway. While I'm not an aspiring actor, I still enjoyed reading about the behind-the-scenes stuff that actors go through. It gave me a whole new appreci...

    This was a quick read. I listened to the audiobook because I liked Jenna?s portrayal of Pam on The Office and wanted to hear more about her life and on-set experiences. I would imagine it?s a helpful, encouraging guide to those thinking about trying to make it as an actor in LA or ...

  • Katie Robinson
    Oct 19, 2017

    This book is basically an actors textbook. Please, please, please know this. It was perfect for me cause, hey, I'm an actor. Jenna has been giving out amazing information like this for years, via blog posts and podcasts, and I have been waiting for her to publish it. But if you are...

    Being an actor is not something I ever wanted to pursue, so I am not the intended audience for this book, but I still loved learning about the behind-the-scenes details of trying to make a profession out of acting. ...

    Jenna Fischer's The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide provides wonderful insight into a world that many aspire to be part of, but few have the drive, determination, and luck to make it in. It took Jenna eight grueling years before she landed her polarizing role of Pam Beasley. The thin...

    Pam Beesly wrote a book, ya?ll! Well, that?s not entirely true; Jenna Fischer, actress extraordinaire, wrote a book and it is super informative for the novice actor and enlightening for the day dreamers like me. How in the world do you get a start in Tinseltown? Lovable Jenna, ri...

    This was a surprise! I?m not an actor. I don?t really know any actors. I would actively discourage anyone I knew from becoming an actor. And yet, I really enjoyed this. Fischer tells the story of of her own Hollywood journey while giving advice and behind-the-scenes information...

    I love Jenna Fischer! I only picked this book up because I love her so much, so, obviously, none of the information pertained to me. However, she writes beautifully and conversationally without condescending to you. If you were an aspiring actor, this would be the book for you! ...

    This was fascinating. As a non-actor it was really interesting to get a peek behind the curtain. Mostly because I don't actually have to follow all of this advice! The first couple chapters are clunky and full of "I took myself so seriously, isn't that silly?!" But after that she s...

    Enjoyable. Jenna is probably best known for her character on the hit tv series, The Office. I thought this interesting and informative. A light readand helpful to anyone who would like to pursue acting as a career. I requested this title on NG because I was listening to a podcast and J...

    This is written by Jenna Fischer who played on the hit show "Office" for years. I was hooked on that show for a long time which gave me an interest in reading her book. It's written mainly as a guide for those who are bitten by the acting bug and really as a way to help them with tips ...

    4.5 Stars. There was a time, I confess, when I desperately wanted to be on a sitcom. Okay, it was the '80s when there was no shortage of family sitcoms. Those kids on Growing Pains and Family Ties always looked like they were having so much fun! I reasoned that I was a kid who liked...

    Jenna Fischer?s phenomenal book ?The Actor?s Life? is factual, funny and a fantastic guide to the world of acting. This is one of those books that is informative, personable yet so enjoyable that you can?t stop reading. I am not an actor but I personally loved this book and i...

    I've never had an interest in being an actor but I started reading this because I love learning about the way things work. I finished reading it because it was a really good, easy read. It's written in a friendly, light, easily digestible tone which is driven by personal and effective ...

    I was not sure what kind of genre to put this book under. so I gave it a few genres. Jenna Fischer writes a unique book for people who want to go into the acting business. I am not that person but I found this a very helpful book for those who are interested in becoming an actor. She i...

    I basically inhaled this fantastic book from Jenna Fischer and enjoyed reading about her life so much. This isn?t a book about a famous actor and their rise to fame and it isn?t a comedy biography, this is a handbook on how to make it as an actor. Jenna goes through the steps with ...

    I'm not the intended audience for this book, but I loved Jenna on "The Office," and the book was on sale, so I decided to pick it up anyway. While I'm not an aspiring actor, I still enjoyed reading about the behind-the-scenes stuff that actors go through. It gave me a whole new appreci...

    This was a quick read. I listened to the audiobook because I liked Jenna?s portrayal of Pam on The Office and wanted to hear more about her life and on-set experiences. I would imagine it?s a helpful, encouraging guide to those thinking about trying to make it as an actor in LA or ...

    Super cute! Definitely don't have to want to be an actor to enjoy. Full review to come upon publication. ...

  • Shelby
    Jan 30, 2018

    This book is basically an actors textbook. Please, please, please know this. It was perfect for me cause, hey, I'm an actor. Jenna has been giving out amazing information like this for years, via blog posts and podcasts, and I have been waiting for her to publish it. But if you are...

    Being an actor is not something I ever wanted to pursue, so I am not the intended audience for this book, but I still loved learning about the behind-the-scenes details of trying to make a profession out of acting. ...

    Jenna Fischer's The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide provides wonderful insight into a world that many aspire to be part of, but few have the drive, determination, and luck to make it in. It took Jenna eight grueling years before she landed her polarizing role of Pam Beasley. The thin...

    Pam Beesly wrote a book, ya?ll! Well, that?s not entirely true; Jenna Fischer, actress extraordinaire, wrote a book and it is super informative for the novice actor and enlightening for the day dreamers like me. How in the world do you get a start in Tinseltown? Lovable Jenna, ri...

    This was a surprise! I?m not an actor. I don?t really know any actors. I would actively discourage anyone I knew from becoming an actor. And yet, I really enjoyed this. Fischer tells the story of of her own Hollywood journey while giving advice and behind-the-scenes information...

    I love Jenna Fischer! I only picked this book up because I love her so much, so, obviously, none of the information pertained to me. However, she writes beautifully and conversationally without condescending to you. If you were an aspiring actor, this would be the book for you! ...

  • Joey
    Mar 10, 2018

    This book is basically an actors textbook. Please, please, please know this. It was perfect for me cause, hey, I'm an actor. Jenna has been giving out amazing information like this for years, via blog posts and podcasts, and I have been waiting for her to publish it. But if you are...

    Being an actor is not something I ever wanted to pursue, so I am not the intended audience for this book, but I still loved learning about the behind-the-scenes details of trying to make a profession out of acting. ...

    Jenna Fischer's The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide provides wonderful insight into a world that many aspire to be part of, but few have the drive, determination, and luck to make it in. It took Jenna eight grueling years before she landed her polarizing role of Pam Beasley. The thin...

  • Emily
    Mar 22, 2018

    This book is basically an actors textbook. Please, please, please know this. It was perfect for me cause, hey, I'm an actor. Jenna has been giving out amazing information like this for years, via blog posts and podcasts, and I have been waiting for her to publish it. But if you are...

    Being an actor is not something I ever wanted to pursue, so I am not the intended audience for this book, but I still loved learning about the behind-the-scenes details of trying to make a profession out of acting. ...

    Jenna Fischer's The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide provides wonderful insight into a world that many aspire to be part of, but few have the drive, determination, and luck to make it in. It took Jenna eight grueling years before she landed her polarizing role of Pam Beasley. The thin...

    Pam Beesly wrote a book, ya?ll! Well, that?s not entirely true; Jenna Fischer, actress extraordinaire, wrote a book and it is super informative for the novice actor and enlightening for the day dreamers like me. How in the world do you get a start in Tinseltown? Lovable Jenna, ri...

    This was a surprise! I?m not an actor. I don?t really know any actors. I would actively discourage anyone I knew from becoming an actor. And yet, I really enjoyed this. Fischer tells the story of of her own Hollywood journey while giving advice and behind-the-scenes information...

    I love Jenna Fischer! I only picked this book up because I love her so much, so, obviously, none of the information pertained to me. However, she writes beautifully and conversationally without condescending to you. If you were an aspiring actor, this would be the book for you! ...

    This was fascinating. As a non-actor it was really interesting to get a peek behind the curtain. Mostly because I don't actually have to follow all of this advice! The first couple chapters are clunky and full of "I took myself so seriously, isn't that silly?!" But after that she s...

    Enjoyable. Jenna is probably best known for her character on the hit tv series, The Office. I thought this interesting and informative. A light readand helpful to anyone who would like to pursue acting as a career. I requested this title on NG because I was listening to a podcast and J...

    This is written by Jenna Fischer who played on the hit show "Office" for years. I was hooked on that show for a long time which gave me an interest in reading her book. It's written mainly as a guide for those who are bitten by the acting bug and really as a way to help them with tips ...

    4.5 Stars. There was a time, I confess, when I desperately wanted to be on a sitcom. Okay, it was the '80s when there was no shortage of family sitcoms. Those kids on Growing Pains and Family Ties always looked like they were having so much fun! I reasoned that I was a kid who liked...

    Jenna Fischer?s phenomenal book ?The Actor?s Life? is factual, funny and a fantastic guide to the world of acting. This is one of those books that is informative, personable yet so enjoyable that you can?t stop reading. I am not an actor but I personally loved this book and i...

    I've never had an interest in being an actor but I started reading this because I love learning about the way things work. I finished reading it because it was a really good, easy read. It's written in a friendly, light, easily digestible tone which is driven by personal and effective ...

    I was not sure what kind of genre to put this book under. so I gave it a few genres. Jenna Fischer writes a unique book for people who want to go into the acting business. I am not that person but I found this a very helpful book for those who are interested in becoming an actor. She i...

    I basically inhaled this fantastic book from Jenna Fischer and enjoyed reading about her life so much. This isn?t a book about a famous actor and their rise to fame and it isn?t a comedy biography, this is a handbook on how to make it as an actor. Jenna goes through the steps with ...

    I'm not the intended audience for this book, but I loved Jenna on "The Office," and the book was on sale, so I decided to pick it up anyway. While I'm not an aspiring actor, I still enjoyed reading about the behind-the-scenes stuff that actors go through. It gave me a whole new appreci...

    This was a quick read. I listened to the audiobook because I liked Jenna?s portrayal of Pam on The Office and wanted to hear more about her life and on-set experiences. I would imagine it?s a helpful, encouraging guide to those thinking about trying to make it as an actor in LA or ...

    Super cute! Definitely don't have to want to be an actor to enjoy. Full review to come upon publication. ...

    I?m not the intended audience for this book and yet I was absolutely fascinated. I just kept wanting to talk about things I learned from this book. ...

    Bought this book because I love Jenna Fischer and The Office. I obviously have no intent of becoming an actor but it was super fascinating to dive into the processes of what it takes to make it in Hollywood. ...