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
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ISBN:1944648224
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The Actor's Life: A Survival Guide Reviews

  • 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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

  • 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. ...

    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...

    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...

  • Margaret
    Jan 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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Let me start off the review but saying I am not the target audience for this book. In all honesty I picked it up because I saw Jenna Fischer wrote it and I LOVE The Office. I grew up watching it and I still rewatch it all the time. That being said this book was WAY better than I exp...

    I have not seen Jenna Fischer in anything, (Scrolling through her IMDB, I have actually seen Hall Pass and That 70s Show, but don't remember her in them)although I started The Office before finishing the book, to see some of her acting in it. I didn't have any sort of attachment with t...

    While this book was written for actors, I gained a lot of inspiration from Jenna as an artist. It was interesting to hear her story; how long it took her to book The Office and the journey before and after that. She is funny and insightful. It?s definitely a book I?d recommend to m...

    Loved this book. It was exactly what I was looking for. The target audience for this book is ACTORS, so if you aren't one, it might not be for you, but this was what I was looking for. It was honest, insightful, and gave some perspective on the business. I loved that she added her ...

    3.5 Well this book was not marketed towards me, as I have never wanted to be an actor, nonetheless it was an interesting read. Jenna Fisher is such a likable person and this was easy to read and highly entertaining at times. I liked having a behind the scenes look at the inner workings...

    Even though this book was written for those pursuing or thinking of pursuing an acting career, I still found it fascinating as a non-actor. Jenna gives fairly detailed advice on headshots, auditions, how to get representation, how to act on set, and how to deal with rejection. She spri...

    This was a really accessible, practical guide to becoming a working actor. Readers looking for a typical celebrity memoir about Fischer's rise to relative fame will be disappointed, because that's not what this is (nor what it's supposed to be). She presents a detailed look at what it ...

    I've known Jenna's work at The Office and this is for sure one of the best tv shows for me. I can't tell how many times I've watched the whole series over and over again. But evertime I watch it, I love to see Jenna's acting. This book, even though I'm not an aspiring actress and I do ...

    The Actor?s Life: A Survival Guide is a book that anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in acting should read. It is most beneficial to those who want to be on the television/film side of things, but nonetheless, I believe any actor can learn something from Fischer?s words....

    I really enjoyed Jenna?s story; my understanding of her as an author was influenced by my familiarity of her in the role of Pam, so there was a sense of a trusted friend or kindred soul offering her wisdom and guidance. It was a very positive and supportive style and while I am not i...

    I am a sucker for "nuts-and-bolts" books like this, having also enjoyed "Intern? about Dr. Sandeep Jauhar?s medical residency and ?Setting the Table? by Shake Shack?s Danny Meyer. What could be better than getting a behind-the-curtain seminar in becoming and working as an act...

  • 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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

  • Clementine
    Nov 28, 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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Let me start off the review but saying I am not the target audience for this book. In all honesty I picked it up because I saw Jenna Fischer wrote it and I LOVE The Office. I grew up watching it and I still rewatch it all the time. That being said this book was WAY better than I exp...

    I have not seen Jenna Fischer in anything, (Scrolling through her IMDB, I have actually seen Hall Pass and That 70s Show, but don't remember her in them)although I started The Office before finishing the book, to see some of her acting in it. I didn't have any sort of attachment with t...

    While this book was written for actors, I gained a lot of inspiration from Jenna as an artist. It was interesting to hear her story; how long it took her to book The Office and the journey before and after that. She is funny and insightful. It?s definitely a book I?d recommend to m...

    Loved this book. It was exactly what I was looking for. The target audience for this book is ACTORS, so if you aren't one, it might not be for you, but this was what I was looking for. It was honest, insightful, and gave some perspective on the business. I loved that she added her ...

    3.5 Well this book was not marketed towards me, as I have never wanted to be an actor, nonetheless it was an interesting read. Jenna Fisher is such a likable person and this was easy to read and highly entertaining at times. I liked having a behind the scenes look at the inner workings...

    Even though this book was written for those pursuing or thinking of pursuing an acting career, I still found it fascinating as a non-actor. Jenna gives fairly detailed advice on headshots, auditions, how to get representation, how to act on set, and how to deal with rejection. She spri...

    This was a really accessible, practical guide to becoming a working actor. Readers looking for a typical celebrity memoir about Fischer's rise to relative fame will be disappointed, because that's not what this is (nor what it's supposed to be). She presents a detailed look at what it ...

  • 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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

  • Katie
    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Let me start off the review but saying I am not the target audience for this book. In all honesty I picked it up because I saw Jenna Fischer wrote it and I LOVE The Office. I grew up watching it and I still rewatch it all the time. That being said this book was WAY better than I exp...

  • 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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

  • 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. ...

    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...

    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...

  • 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. ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

  • Autumn Kovach
    Feb 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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Let me start off the review but saying I am not the target audience for this book. In all honesty I picked it up because I saw Jenna Fischer wrote it and I LOVE The Office. I grew up watching it and I still rewatch it all the time. That being said this book was WAY better than I exp...

    I have not seen Jenna Fischer in anything, (Scrolling through her IMDB, I have actually seen Hall Pass and That 70s Show, but don't remember her in them)although I started The Office before finishing the book, to see some of her acting in it. I didn't have any sort of attachment with t...

    While this book was written for actors, I gained a lot of inspiration from Jenna as an artist. It was interesting to hear her story; how long it took her to book The Office and the journey before and after that. She is funny and insightful. It?s definitely a book I?d recommend to m...

  • Danette V
    Dec 16, 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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Let me start off the review but saying I am not the target audience for this book. In all honesty I picked it up because I saw Jenna Fischer wrote it and I LOVE The Office. I grew up watching it and I still rewatch it all the time. That being said this book was WAY better than I exp...

    I have not seen Jenna Fischer in anything, (Scrolling through her IMDB, I have actually seen Hall Pass and That 70s Show, but don't remember her in them)although I started The Office before finishing the book, to see some of her acting in it. I didn't have any sort of attachment with t...

    While this book was written for actors, I gained a lot of inspiration from Jenna as an artist. It was interesting to hear her story; how long it took her to book The Office and the journey before and after that. She is funny and insightful. It?s definitely a book I?d recommend to m...

    Loved this book. It was exactly what I was looking for. The target audience for this book is ACTORS, so if you aren't one, it might not be for you, but this was what I was looking for. It was honest, insightful, and gave some perspective on the business. I loved that she added her ...

    3.5 Well this book was not marketed towards me, as I have never wanted to be an actor, nonetheless it was an interesting read. Jenna Fisher is such a likable person and this was easy to read and highly entertaining at times. I liked having a behind the scenes look at the inner workings...

    Even though this book was written for those pursuing or thinking of pursuing an acting career, I still found it fascinating as a non-actor. Jenna gives fairly detailed advice on headshots, auditions, how to get representation, how to act on set, and how to deal with rejection. She spri...

    This was a really accessible, practical guide to becoming a working actor. Readers looking for a typical celebrity memoir about Fischer's rise to relative fame will be disappointed, because that's not what this is (nor what it's supposed to be). She presents a detailed look at what it ...

    I've known Jenna's work at The Office and this is for sure one of the best tv shows for me. I can't tell how many times I've watched the whole series over and over again. But evertime I watch it, I love to see Jenna's acting. This book, even though I'm not an aspiring actress and I do ...

    The Actor?s Life: A Survival Guide is a book that anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in acting should read. It is most beneficial to those who want to be on the television/film side of things, but nonetheless, I believe any actor can learn something from Fischer?s words....

    I really enjoyed Jenna?s story; my understanding of her as an author was influenced by my familiarity of her in the role of Pam, so there was a sense of a trusted friend or kindred soul offering her wisdom and guidance. It was a very positive and supportive style and while I am not 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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

  • 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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

  • Reyna
    Jan 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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Let me start off the review but saying I am not the target audience for this book. In all honesty I picked it up because I saw Jenna Fischer wrote it and I LOVE The Office. I grew up watching it and I still rewatch it all the time. That being said this book was WAY better than I exp...

    I have not seen Jenna Fischer in anything, (Scrolling through her IMDB, I have actually seen Hall Pass and That 70s Show, but don't remember her in them)although I started The Office before finishing the book, to see some of her acting in it. I didn't have any sort of attachment with t...

    While this book was written for actors, I gained a lot of inspiration from Jenna as an artist. It was interesting to hear her story; how long it took her to book The Office and the journey before and after that. She is funny and insightful. It?s definitely a book I?d recommend to m...

    Loved this book. It was exactly what I was looking for. The target audience for this book is ACTORS, so if you aren't one, it might not be for you, but this was what I was looking for. It was honest, insightful, and gave some perspective on the business. I loved that she added her ...

  • 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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

  • Bea_kiddo
    Jan 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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Let me start off the review but saying I am not the target audience for this book. In all honesty I picked it up because I saw Jenna Fischer wrote it and I LOVE The Office. I grew up watching it and I still rewatch it all the time. That being said this book was WAY better than I exp...

    I have not seen Jenna Fischer in anything, (Scrolling through her IMDB, I have actually seen Hall Pass and That 70s Show, but don't remember her in them)although I started The Office before finishing the book, to see some of her acting in it. I didn't have any sort of attachment with t...

    While this book was written for actors, I gained a lot of inspiration from Jenna as an artist. It was interesting to hear her story; how long it took her to book The Office and the journey before and after that. She is funny and insightful. It?s definitely a book I?d recommend to m...

    Loved this book. It was exactly what I was looking for. The target audience for this book is ACTORS, so if you aren't one, it might not be for you, but this was what I was looking for. It was honest, insightful, and gave some perspective on the business. I loved that she added her ...

    3.5 Well this book was not marketed towards me, as I have never wanted to be an actor, nonetheless it was an interesting read. Jenna Fisher is such a likable person and this was easy to read and highly entertaining at times. I liked having a behind the scenes look at the inner workings...

    Even though this book was written for those pursuing or thinking of pursuing an acting career, I still found it fascinating as a non-actor. Jenna gives fairly detailed advice on headshots, auditions, how to get representation, how to act on set, and how to deal with rejection. She spri...

    This was a really accessible, practical guide to becoming a working actor. Readers looking for a typical celebrity memoir about Fischer's rise to relative fame will be disappointed, because that's not what this is (nor what it's supposed to be). She presents a detailed look at what it ...

    I've known Jenna's work at The Office and this is for sure one of the best tv shows for me. I can't tell how many times I've watched the whole series over and over again. But evertime I watch it, I love to see Jenna's acting. This book, even though I'm not an aspiring actress and I do ...

  • 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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

  • Alex Rikerd
    Dec 20, 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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Let me start off the review but saying I am not the target audience for this book. In all honesty I picked it up because I saw Jenna Fischer wrote it and I LOVE The Office. I grew up watching it and I still rewatch it all the time. That being said this book was WAY better than I exp...

    I have not seen Jenna Fischer in anything, (Scrolling through her IMDB, I have actually seen Hall Pass and That 70s Show, but don't remember her in them)although I started The Office before finishing the book, to see some of her acting in it. I didn't have any sort of attachment with t...

    While this book was written for actors, I gained a lot of inspiration from Jenna as an artist. It was interesting to hear her story; how long it took her to book The Office and the journey before and after that. She is funny and insightful. It?s definitely a book I?d recommend to m...

    Loved this book. It was exactly what I was looking for. The target audience for this book is ACTORS, so if you aren't one, it might not be for you, but this was what I was looking for. It was honest, insightful, and gave some perspective on the business. I loved that she added her ...

    3.5 Well this book was not marketed towards me, as I have never wanted to be an actor, nonetheless it was an interesting read. Jenna Fisher is such a likable person and this was easy to read and highly entertaining at times. I liked having a behind the scenes look at the inner workings...

    Even though this book was written for those pursuing or thinking of pursuing an acting career, I still found it fascinating as a non-actor. Jenna gives fairly detailed advice on headshots, auditions, how to get representation, how to act on set, and how to deal with rejection. She spri...

    This was a really accessible, practical guide to becoming a working actor. Readers looking for a typical celebrity memoir about Fischer's rise to relative fame will be disappointed, because that's not what this is (nor what it's supposed to be). She presents a detailed look at what it ...

    I've known Jenna's work at The Office and this is for sure one of the best tv shows for me. I can't tell how many times I've watched the whole series over and over again. But evertime I watch it, I love to see Jenna's acting. This book, even though I'm not an aspiring actress and I do ...

    The Actor?s Life: A Survival Guide is a book that anyone who is interested in pursuing a career in acting should read. It is most beneficial to those who want to be on the television/film side of things, but nonetheless, I believe any actor can learn something from Fischer?s words....

  • 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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

  • Jessica McAllister
    Nov 25, 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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Let me start off the review but saying I am not the target audience for this book. In all honesty I picked it up because I saw Jenna Fischer wrote it and I LOVE The Office. I grew up watching it and I still rewatch it all the time. That being said this book was WAY better than I exp...

    I have not seen Jenna Fischer in anything, (Scrolling through her IMDB, I have actually seen Hall Pass and That 70s Show, but don't remember her in them)although I started The Office before finishing the book, to see some of her acting in it. I didn't have any sort of attachment with t...

    While this book was written for actors, I gained a lot of inspiration from Jenna as an artist. It was interesting to hear her story; how long it took her to book The Office and the journey before and after that. She is funny and insightful. It?s definitely a book I?d recommend to m...

    Loved this book. It was exactly what I was looking for. The target audience for this book is ACTORS, so if you aren't one, it might not be for you, but this was what I was looking for. It was honest, insightful, and gave some perspective on the business. I loved that she added her ...

    3.5 Well this book was not marketed towards me, as I have never wanted to be an actor, nonetheless it was an interesting read. Jenna Fisher is such a likable person and this was easy to read and highly entertaining at times. I liked having a behind the scenes look at the inner workings...

  • 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. ...

    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! ...

  • Lauren
    Dec 28, 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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Let me start off the review but saying I am not the target audience for this book. In all honesty I picked it up because I saw Jenna Fischer wrote it and I LOVE The Office. I grew up watching it and I still rewatch it all the time. That being said this book was WAY better than I exp...

    I have not seen Jenna Fischer in anything, (Scrolling through her IMDB, I have actually seen Hall Pass and That 70s Show, but don't remember her in them)although I started The Office before finishing the book, to see some of her acting in it. I didn't have any sort of attachment with t...

    While this book was written for actors, I gained a lot of inspiration from Jenna as an artist. It was interesting to hear her story; how long it took her to book The Office and the journey before and after that. She is funny and insightful. It?s definitely a book I?d recommend to m...

    Loved this book. It was exactly what I was looking for. The target audience for this book is ACTORS, so if you aren't one, it might not be for you, but this was what I was looking for. It was honest, insightful, and gave some perspective on the business. I loved that she added her ...

    3.5 Well this book was not marketed towards me, as I have never wanted to be an actor, nonetheless it was an interesting read. Jenna Fisher is such a likable person and this was easy to read and highly entertaining at times. I liked having a behind the scenes look at the inner workings...

    Even though this book was written for those pursuing or thinking of pursuing an acting career, I still found it fascinating as a non-actor. Jenna gives fairly detailed advice on headshots, auditions, how to get representation, how to act on set, and how to deal with rejection. She spri...

  • Kyle Erickson
    Jan 25, 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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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. ...

    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...

    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 ...

    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...

    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...

    Let me start off the review but saying I am not the target audience for this book. In all honesty I picked it up because I saw Jenna Fischer wrote it and I LOVE The Office. I grew up watching it and I still rewatch it all the time. That being said this book was WAY better than I exp...

    I have not seen Jenna Fischer in anything, (Scrolling through her IMDB, I have actually seen Hall Pass and That 70s Show, but don't remember her in them)although I started The Office before finishing the book, to see some of her acting in it. I didn't have any sort of attachment with t...