Wise Girl: What I've Learned About Life, Love, and Loss
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Wise Girl: What I've Learned About Life, Love, and Loss

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"I am so proud to be Jamie's 'dad.' She is not only a talented actress but also a bright, generous, and inspiring young lady." -- James Gandolfini
"Jamie-Lynn Sigler definitely knows how to inspire people....I'm grateful to call her my friend." -- Lance Bass, *N'SYNC
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Paperback, 176 pages
Published August 1st 2002 by Gallery Books
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I bet this would have been a very, very different book if she'd waited until she was older to write it -- I've never (to my knowledge) seen anything she's been in, but this came out around the height of The Sopranos, when Sigler was 21. The book is chatty and informal, and I get the sense that she felt (as many, many 21-year-olds do) that, well, she'd made it into adulthood and knew it all. That's not to say that I think she was/is a know-it-all -- just that she was young, and an actress rather...more
If I were still a librarian I would seriously consider weeding this book. This isn't a knock on Sigler. She published this when she was 21, when The Sopranos was in full swing, and when she was on the cusp of a music career. Over a decade later, the TV show and its ending are cultural icons, its lead actor (about whom she speaks so fondly in Wise Girl) is dead, and Sigler's music career doesn't seem to have gone anywhere. Funnily enough, I looked her up on Wikipedia just before writing this, and...more
This book got me through anorexia. I was modeling and hearing all of the things you hear in today's society. This book happened to come out around the time period I was dealing with this and helped me to change my lifestyle. This helped me to see the perspective and direction my life was quickly going and look a my life differently. I would say that at that time as a teenager this book saved my life. This book impacted my life at such a needed time so I give it 5 stars.
Was a quick read. Mainly a story about her struggle with her eating disorder. She's gone through a lot and it's a good story for the younger audience. I just happened to pick up at a discount book store. I've never watched The Sopranos (probably one of the few) but after reading the book I'm interested in going back and matching up her stories in the book to the plotlines in the tv show. Not bad impression overall.
Siobhan D.
"Wise girl" is about Jamie Lynn Sigler and her disorder. The book gives good tips on life and what you should not do with your life. Jamie wrecked her life because she cared about how she looked and hoe poeple looked at her. This book has a helpful message and an interesting character but it is some what depressing.
Jamie Lynn gave me her book as my birthday present, the same year it was published. It's interesting to read the side of her life which she struggled with most - her weight.
She writes about her troubles with anorexia, but also tells how she got to where she was in her career at the time this was written.
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