Wise Girl by Jamie-Lynn Sigler
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
Everyone knows Jamie-Lynn Sigler as Meadow Soprano on the HBO hit television series The Sopranos. But there's so much more to her, as her candid, outspoken autobiography proves. In Wise Girl, Jamie-Lynn reveals both the perks and the pressures that have come with fame, and how uncertain, fearful times have made her stronger, more confident, and able to face life's challenges. Writing openly and from the heart, she describes the emotional and physical toll taken when Lyme disease left the healthy 19-year-old paralyzed at the height of The Soprano's popularity; an obsession with her weight that nearly destroyed her career; and the dark side of overnight success. Her story will both surprise and inspire you. For this wise girl, the key to success isn't just what's on the outside -- it's using your brains, going with your gut, and learning from your experiences, including the mistakes, every day.

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Published August 1, 2002 by Gallery Books. 176 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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She also fills many pages with particulars about The Sopranos, describing how she landed her role, her relationships with the other actors, her favorite scenes and her sudden celebrity ("Someone pinch me 'cause this couldn't be happening!") Sigler emerges as a likable person as she dispenses tidb...

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In an industry where thinness is as coveted as an Oscar, it's admirable that Jamie-Lynn Sigler -- best known for playing Meadow on ''The Sopranos'' -- is so candid about the insecurities that led to her anorexia shortly after she was cast on the hit show.

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Instead of using her fame to write a fluffy celebrity tell-all, Sigler is eager to have her written experiences help promote the National Eating Disorder Association, for which she is now a spokesperson.

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