’90s Child Star Mara Wilson Lands Essay Deal

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matildaIf you’re like me, a child of the mid to late 1980s, you were hard pressed to grow up without a Mara Wilson movie popping up on your television. Obviously “Matilda” was my go to movie between the ages of 8 and, well, now. Don’t forget “Mrs. Doubtfire”, either. And if you follow her on Twitter, you know that she might not act anymore, but her gifts have blossomed elsewhere. Which makes the news of her book deal with Penguin Books an “it’s about time” moment. Reported by Media Bistro, the book will discuss “being young, female, and a little out of place—as the only child on a film set full of adults, the first daughter in a house full of boys, a New Yorker in California and a Californian in New York, and more.”

Expect her untitled debut in 2016 with a great deal of promo, because let’s be honest, Matilda is still our childhood heroine, am I right? And since John Green has already commented that he’s excited about it on Twitter, you can tell this one is going to be big.

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