Arrested Development's Judy Greer To Pen Confessions Of A Co-Star Story Collection
Judy Greer has made a name for herself, due mainly to her numerous supporting roles, and she's reportedly putting that experience in film and television toward a book titled I Don't Know What You Know Me From: Confessions of a Co-Star. The title itself seems like a nod to being just recognizable enough to people who've seen her work, but not quite known by name, excluding those of us who have appreciated her work since her Jawbreaker days. (We love you, Fern Mayo!)
THR reports that Doubleday is going to announce that they've acquired the book, described as Greer's debut story collection. Word is, the actor scored an advance in the ballpark of a cool million, and the publication is set for next year (2014). Among the essays included, "Celebrities I've Peed Next To," and "I'm Not America's Sweetheart, I'm America's Best Friend."
As amusing as they sound, the mentioned essays make sense when you consider Greer's roles, which include supporting characters and guest spots in projects like The Descendants, 13 Going on 30, Love & Other Drugs, Two and a Half Men, Californication, Family Guy, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Wedding Planner and - of course - Arrested Development, in which she played the recurring role of Kitty Sanchez. She's also a regular voice on FX's Archer. Coming soon, we'll see her back on Arrested Development when the series returns for its fourth season on Netflix, and she's set to appear in Carrie.
So this is me, just trying, in book form, to introduce myself, Greer said in a statement. "This is who I am. This is what I think about things. This is stuff that happened to me, that could have just as easily have happened to you. I think I am really lucky to be where I am in life, but I've never really lost that feeling that I don't fit in, and if you have, will you please email me and tell me how you did it? I'm serious.
Between her credits and her talent, I think she should be a bit more known than she is, personally. It sounds like she's a really grounded person with a slightly outside perspective (or who feels like she's on the outside), which could make for some really interesting, relatable stories. It'll be interesting to hear what she has to say when the book comes out next year.