It's hard not to love Parker Posey. A singularly gifted actress with a wickedly funny personality that belies her movie star status, her cross-generational fame stems from starring roles in such unforgettable movies as Dazed and Confused, Party Girl, and You've Got Mail, and her recurring roles in Christopher Guest's mockumentaries, including his most recent, Mascots, on Netflix.With remarkable candor and a refreshing perspective on life in the spotlight, Posey opens up about the art of acting, life on the set, and the realities of its accompanying fame. She explores her relationships with brilliant directors like Christopher Guest and Woody Allen, as well as the nerves and expectations that come with the territory. A funny and authentic 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 highly entertaining book. In You're On an Airplane...
|Title||:||You're on an Airplane: A Self-Mythologizing Memoir|
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You're on an Airplane: A Self-Mythologizing Memoir Reviews
It was just what I was looking for. Had a real Parker Posey on an airplane spirit to it. There were times when I rolled my eyes a little and thought, that's a little annoying, (like when she described the Vancouver methadone strategy as, drugs aren't really illegal in Canada lol... It's just a sensible drug policy with significant demonstrable benefits. Just because Canadians don't think drug users should die doesn't mean they aren't illegal...) but overall that kind of style of frivolous rant w ...more
Oh, Parker Posey, you gem of an actress you. This is far from your usual celebrity memoir, Parker isn’t the kind to get bogged down in all the misery of life and complain about how hard it is to be a famous actress that’s loved the world over. No, Parker is far more lighthearted and funny in her approach to telling her life story.
Some of this book is completely ridiculous, the chapter which goes into extremely deep detail about the life of her dog is kind of pointless, as is the chapter about po ...more
This is a book for those of us who grew up inspired by Parker Posey. A laugh, a delight, absolutely zany and 100% what I expected from it and then some.
To the people who rated this book a 1: who are you and are you even a fan of Posey?
She's a hero and role model and a goddess to those of us who don't quite fit in to the "norm". To those of us who value the humour in life, connections with strangers and sharing a laugh. For talking to people and human connections vs being glued to our phones. To ...more
I've always admired Parker Posey as a woman who managed to free herself from many of society's expectations and live by her own rules. The parts of this book I enjoyed were her stories that illustrated the difficulty of that life and how lonely, but also fun, it is to be an outsider.
Unfortunately, she dedicates 2 entire chapters to her experiences working with Louis CK and Woody Allen. She barely mentions their highly publicized accusations. Instead, she admires Allen's love for Soon Yi and eve ...more
It should be no surprise that Parker Posey comes off as a somewhat eccentric character in her book: You’re on an Airplane. While not necessarily certifiable (she is not Howard Hughes hiding Mason jars overflowing with her urine in the basement), Posey is revealed instead to be more on the Aunt Jenny end of the spectrum. Aunt Jenny was the crazy distant relative on the Brady Bunch that Jan was worried she was going to become because of their similar appearance as young girls.
Many people up on th ...more
I think I should just give up on memoirs; they almost never satisfy me. I did appreciate the setup--with airplane sounds and truly as if on an airplane conversing with a seat mate and hearing her dog snoring. Interesting vignette from life and work. She's a natural storyteller, so the audio is a great way to appreciate the book. She reads at a brisk pace but never neglects emphasis, emotion, or humor. I was hoping for more about the Christopher Guest movies, since that's really how I know her. M ...more
It started off horribly and got better but it never got good.
She either has little self-knowledge or she’s hiding it very well. She does tell a few good stories, but they’re mostly lost in this self-indulgent, disorganized, fragmentary mess.
Oh, Parker Posey. How I loved you. This was so badly written, it seemed like she wrote random interesting sentences or paragraphs on napkins, flung them in the air, and had someone else type them into a book. There was ZERO order to the memoir - not by chronology, theme, nothing. I was 250 pages in before she starting talking about the Christopher Guest movies. Worst of all, I like her less after reading this because in a lot of her anecdotes, she comes off as kind of a jerk - reminding people i ...more