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The Actor's Life
- A Survival Guide
- Written by: Jenna Fischer
- Narrated by: Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson
- Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
Jenna Fischer's Hollywood journey began at the age of 22 when she moved to Los Angeles from her hometown of St. Louis. She was determined, confident, and ready to work hard. So, what could go wrong? Uh, basically everything. The path to being a professional actor was so much more vast and competitive than she’d imagined. It would be eight long years before she landed her iconic role on The Office, nearly a decade of frustration, rejection, and doubt. If only she’d had a handbook for the aspiring actor. Or, better yet, someone to show her the way. Jenna wants to be that person for you.
- By Beth on 2020-10-25
Great advice for actors!
I’m a Canadian actor and her advice is what I needed. There is a lot of great content in this book that every actor should learn from. She even explains how the audition process works, how it’s like to work on set and be a guest star or a series regular. Jenna also tells you straight up how it’s like and doesn’t sugar coat it for you. It’s a tough journey for everyone.
This is a marathon and hearing about her journey is inspiring and it had a lot of funny moments in between.
Don’t give up!
Thank you Jenna for motivating me ❤️