Author Wenonah Oliver’s new book “My Extra Life” is an engaging true story of the author’s experiences and people she encountered while working as a background actor

Author Wenonah Oliver’s new book “My Extra Life” is an engaging true story of the author's experiences and people she encountered while working as a background actor

Recent release “My Extra Life” from Page Publishing author Wenonah Oliver is a captivating autobiographical tale that follows the author’s experiences working as a background actor on major film and TV productions. Full of wisdom and the right amount of humor, Oliver takes readers on an insightful journey exploring the fascinating world of TV and film extras and the host of characters she’s met.

Wenonah Oliver, who holds a master’s degree in education, school counseling, and guidance from Chicago State University, has completed her new book “My Extra Life”: a riveting memoir that details the author’s experiences while working as a professional background actor in the hopes of achieving an acting career.

“‘My Extra Life’ is about one woman’s quest to get a SAG card,” writes Oliver. “She also wants to become an NFL play-by-play announcer because she is obsessed with the game of football. The majority of the book is about her experiences on movie and TV productions. She has been fortunate to work with major movie and TV stars. She started out as an extra, hoping to get discovered and get a starring role. Some major female and male actors have started out as extras.

“The title is meant to catch your eye and make you think that this is about someone who is leading two separate lives of some kind. ‘My Extra Life’ is exactly what the title reads. It is about many experiences in the life of a movie and TV extra. The author hopes that you will find it very entertaining, as well as, interesting. She hopes that you will learn something that you did not know before. She hopes that some parts will make you laugh out loud and that you will tell others about it. She hopes that you will get a dream and pursue it, no matter how many obstacles come your way. Never give up. Never give up. Never give up. Succeed!”

Published by Page Publishing, Wenonah Oliver’s enthralling tale is an eye-opening look into the world of background acting, and the life and times of those who are just as vital to any scene as the stars, but rarely receive recognition. An honest and exploration of what it takes to make the leap from extra to major actor, Oliver invites readers to share in her triumphs and failures on her path to success.

Readers who wish to experience this poignant work can purchase “My Extra Life” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes Store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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