In order to navigate out of this carousel please use your heading shortcut key to navigate to the next or previous heading. The Bassoon King: Art, Idiocy, and Other Sordid Tales from the Band Room, Audition: Everything an Actor Needs to Know to Get the Part, The Hollywood Survival Guide - For Actors: Your Handbook to Becoming a Working Actor in LA, Self-Management for Actors: Getting Down to (Show) Business, Freeing the Natural Voice: Imagery and Art in the Practice of Voice and Language, My Squirrel Days: Tales from the Star of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and The Office, The Office: The Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s: An Oral History. This book is generous, practical, and in the right hands will be a talisman for the deserving few who refuse to give up. Ship This Item — Qualifies for Free Shipping Full of really food tips and ideas. Really Interesting read, I would highly recommend it to any one interested in acting. Please try again. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. If you are a aspiring actor you NEED this book. Jenna Fischer's Hollywood journey began at the age of 22 when she moved to Los Angeles from her hometown of St. Louis. Jenna Fischer's Hollywood journey began at the age of 22 when she moved to Los Angeles from her hometown of St. Louis. It's also entertaining from beginning to end. At every level of success, we are all just artists trying to figure it out day by day. A witty and truthful read for any aspiring or established Actor! This is an insightful, funny, sweet story from one actor to another; we all need a leg up, a hand to hold, and the encouragement to keep going when we truly find our passion. I hope it is given out as a guidebook of sorts to any young actor when they land at LAX. She tells you how to get the right headshot, what to look for in representation, and the importance of joining forces with other like-minded artists and creating your own work—invaluable advice personally acquired from her many years of struggle. "—Julianna Margulies, "How lucky for those who dream that Jenna Fischer has written this book and candidly explained the hard work, persistence, and delusion required to become a working actor. $10.99. I also forgot for a moment that you gotta work hard to get what you want. With a theatre degree in hand, she was determined, she was confident, she was ready to work hard. Useful & fun to read even if you have no intention of becoming an actor. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages you are interested in. Full of really food tips and ideas. Much of this information was new to me; I have always respected the actor's journey, but now I am in awe of it. I also forgot for a moment that you gotta work hard to get what you want. © 2008-2020, Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates, and over one million other books are available for. Please try again. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer. Order now from our extensive selection of books coming soon with Pre-order Price Guarantee. After viewing product detail pages, look here to find an easy way to navigate back to pages that interest you. Please try your request again later. The path to being a professional actor was so much more vast and competitive than she’d imagined. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. In Their Shoes: Books I, II & III (The Teacher, The Actor & The Model). In The Actor's Life, Jenna Fischer lays out exactly what aspiring actors can expect from this crazy, unpredictable industry both practically and emotionally. She provides helpful hints on how to be gutsy and take risks, the tricks to good auditioning and callbacks, and how not to fall for certain scams (auditions in a guy’s apartment are probably not legit ― or at least not for the kind of part you’re looking for!). Part memoir, part how-to-guide, Jenna walks you through her journey from Midwest dreamer to working actor, not shying away from the ups-and-(many) downs in the life of an aspiring artist. Uh, basically everything. Paperback. Fantastic and Realistic account of the industry, Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 31 March 2020, fantastic book- doesn't sugarcoat the expectations and struggle within the industry. The roots of The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide are clearly in that original post, but this book is so much more. As a fan of The Office this was a fun read and a great slice of life look at how artists become actors.