Lisa Jakub had been working as an actor since she was four years old. By the time she was twenty two, she had been in some well known movies such as Mrs. Doubtfire and Independence Day. But there was something was missing in her life that she wasn’t finding in Los Angeles: Happiness, passion, and love. So with this prompting, she left everything she once knew to find what she was missing. In You Look Like That Girl…, Jakub tells the true story of what it’s like to grow up as a child actor in an often stressful and unforgiving environment and how she left it all in order to gain a new perspective.
I found Jakub to be a truthful and insightful person. She doesn’t put the acting community up on a pedestal like a lot of society tends to do, but neither does she drag it into the mud in disdain. All she does is gently tell what she observed from he experiences and explain that while acting can be a worthy pursuit for those who truly enjoy acting in films, it was something that she couldn’t partake in any longer without losing her peace and sense of self. I think this is a book that everyone should read and realize that acting and actors aren’t gods and goddesses, that they are human and need to be treated as such.