Reviews and Praise

“Paris’s memoir is a great read. The book is structured well and the story flows smoothly and at a good pace throughout. The prose is smooth, clear, and readable. Paris’s unapologetic voice is compelling and true to her story. Readers will find this an enlightening introduction to the fascinating world of voice-over acting. Finding the Bunny is truly an original work. Not only is the memoir refreshing and authentic, it also explores a relatively unknown industry. Samantha Paris’s character is engaging and vivid and evolves throughout the memoir. The secondary characters are also well developed.”
– BookLife Prize, Critic’s Report
“I literally couldn’t put this book down; reading it felt like having a heartfelt conversation with a dear friend. And after reading it, I am steadier on my own VO path.“
– Stephanie Shmunes
“I loved Samantha Paris’s book, Finding the Bunny. It has all the elements that make a story great — humor, wit, wisdom, and a triumph over pain and personal struggles. The book was so good that once I started reading it, I couldn’t put it down. I was spellbound as I journeyed into the fascinating inside world of voice-over acting, and witnessed the incredible life-story of this talented, intuitive teacher, as though I was there alongside her. But there is so much more to the story than this. It is a story about finding your true purpose in life. There is a whole side to Samantha Paris that is good for your soul. She has the gift of insight and radiates pure love and gratitude. And because of her encouragement and optimism, she is an inspiration for her students, and for the reader as well. In her life, and in her writing, Sam ultimately does what she has always taught her students to do: Be willing to take a risk. Know and respect your authentic self. Come from your heart, and speak your true voice.”
– Carolyn Baum
“I love memoirs in general because they’re a window into a person’s inner dialogue and unique perspective. I love Finding the Bunny in particular because Samantha Paris does this in such a raw, vulnerable, and laugh-out-loud funny way. I couldn’t put it down and I can’t wait to hear the audiobook when it’s available!”
– Shannon Kealey
“Never have I met a teacher who wants her students to succeed more than Samantha does. This truth resonates cover to cover in ‘Finding the Bunny.’ This heartfelt and insightful memoir also gives aspiring voice actors a glimpse into the transformation that so often occurs while studying at Voicetrax that goes beyond learning how to competitively act with ones voice. I’m referring to the self discovery, unlocking of creativity and communal bonding that takes place along the way in this most nurturing environment. That my friends is ‘Finding the Bunny.’ Enjoy the journey.”
– Bruce Friedricks
“Finding the Bunny” is a compelling, unflinchingly honest and highly entertaining account of a journey of self-discovery that begins almost serendipitously and ends in a profound inner shift. In this memoir, Samantha Paris, a hard-working and highly successful voice actor, voiceover teacher and business woman, provides us access to her sometimes turbulent, sometimes funny, and always passionate inner life. Through the course of the narrative, she comes to realize a fundamental truth about who she is and what her life is really all about, and that truth changes everything. Oh, and along the way, you’ll get a fascinating glimpse into the world of voiceover acting! Highly recommended!”
– Nina Greeley
"I loved Finding the Bunny and couldn’t put it down, except that the plane landed so I had to for a bit! I laughed and I cried and I found the author’s unique story to be riveting. Samantha Paris does not mince words. She tells her story in plain, yet refreshingly honest, language and takes readers to some deep, personal, and uncomfortable places in her past. Samantha’s story demonstrates that success takes hard work, and hard work pays off with more than having a successful business. Samantha has built — relationship by relationship — a thriving community of students-turned-professionals, teachers and industry experts that is also truly a family of people who bolster each other and celebrate each other's successes. And all of this in the relatively unknown and competitive world of voice acting, a world that has rarely been explored in book, film or television. I look forward to Samantha’s next offering!"
– Amy Larson
“What a great read! I loved it! Through her very vulnerable and heartfelt autobiography, Samantha shares her fascinating story of how she became both a successful voiceover artist when it was still a niche career and how she parlayed that into being one of the best VO coaches in the country. She lays out a path on what it takes to be a professional voiceover artist and shares her passion to assist thousands of students to help them achieve their own level of success. Her unique gifts of teaching how “to find the bunny” in a piece of copy is in itself worth it to read, but she offers so much more. This book is an inspiration for new voiceover artist to seasoned pro, and those that want to learn to “Give Great Voice” in their everyday lives!”
– Tasia Valenza
“Extremely engaging and illuminating. Highly recommend it.“
– Adam Wooley
“I have never been much of a reader but every time I pick up Samantha’s book “Finding the Bunny” it keeps me reading late Into the night. It is heartwarming, enlightening and inspiring to say the least. I believe Samantha to be an exceptional woman in so many ways and her book solidifies that for me. I look forward to each and every chance I get to sit back and relax with Sam’s Finding the Bunny. Thank you for being you Sam!“
– Leslie Pringle
“Great book, vulnerable and honest, as any actor should be!“
– Steven Godbey
“Everyone has a journey, and Samantha is candid and courageous in sharing hers. Sam’s book lets us all in on a little secret: you can do it! One chapter pulls you to the next, lesson after lesson, much like studying at Voicetrax, a transformative direction takes form, from unconsciously incapable toward unconsciously capable; and voila: BUNNY!“
– Michael Stecher
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