You're on An Airplane

You're on An Airplane

A Self-mythologizing Memoir

eBook - 2018
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"Have you ever wondered what it would be like talk to Parker Posey? On an airplane, with Parker as your seat companion, perhaps? Parker's irreverent and enchanting memoir gives you the opportunity. Full of personal stories, whimsical how-tos, recipes, and beautiful handmade collages created by the author herself, You're On an Airplane is a delight in every way. In her first book, actress and star of movies such as Dazed and Confused, Party Girl, You've Got Mail, The House of Yes, and so many more, Posey opens up about the art of acting, life on the set, and the realities of its accompanying fame. A funny and colorful southern childhood prepared Posey for a life of creating and entertaining, which not only extends to acting but to the craft of pottery, sewing, collage, yoga, and cooking, all of which readers will find in this whimsical, hilarious, always amusing book. Parker takes us into her childhood home, goes behind the scenes of the indie film revolution in the nineties, shows us the delightful absurdity of the big-budget genre thrillers she's turned into art in a whole new way, and shares the creativity that will always be part of both her acting and her real, everyday life. More than just a memoir, this is an exploration, meditation, and celebration of what it means to be an artist. And with Parker's incredible, memorable, hilarious, and poignant voice, it truly does give the reader of traveling with Parker. Buckle up and enjoy the journey."--Jacket.
Publisher: New York : Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2018]
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9780735218215
Branch Call Number: eBook
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc
Alternative Title: You are on an airplane

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Posey's writing style is rather different, but after a few chapters I began to settle in to the text. It took me a while to understand that her title is also her concept...you're on an airplane with Parker Posey. She's got some interesting things to say, just be aware that she may interrupt herse... Read More »


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ellenmargaret1953
Mar 03, 2019

I started laughing when I read the title --. Fully enjoyed this self described, self-mytholizing memoir of Parker as she describes how she became an actress and the ups and downs in NY and LA over her career. You will enjoy her quirky take on life, funny and full of insights into other famous people, her views of the world and show business. She is fresh and full of vim and vigor while describing her adventurous life in independent films. I'd love to have lunch with her at a deli -- seeing her fill the room with her vitality and charisma.

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jennfeecat
Sep 07, 2018

2 1/2 stars. I couldn't be a bigger Parker Posey fan. I adored her in Party Girl, the Hal Hartley lost masterpieces, and, of course, the timeless, Christopher Guest comedies. Overall, it's a fairly interesting read that is definitely told in her trademark voice. Stories about her experience filming "Dazed and Confused" and working with Louie CK were interesting and what I had hope for from this memoir. In between, however, chapters on her grandmother and deeper family history were less provoking. By the time she got to a chapter completely dedicated to her dog -- give me a damn break, Parker -- I started to skip sections altogether. The project couldn't have used a little more structure... and editing. Will always love Parker, though.

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PO1031
Sep 03, 2018

As a big fan of Parker Posey, the book was interesting but I did not find it "hilarious" or very funny. It was like she was trying too hard to be eccentric and along with the "artwork",
it was over-the-top. I enjoyed revelations about working with Christopher Guest and the other cast members of his movies and stories about her loving ,"whacky" family . In my opinion,
the book rambled too much but I suppose that was the point wasn't it? Being on a plane
talking to someone you don't know.

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