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...
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You're on an Airplane: A Self-Mythologizing Memoir Reviews
So the conceit here is that you've encountered Parker on an airplane, which she has to take to get places just like everyone else, and she's in a chatty mood whether you like it or not. Of course if you are a devoted Parker fan like me (ever since Party Girl if not before), you will love these little vignette-sized insights into her creative and personal life. Not really so much of the personal except for family biography, it's more the life of a working actress kind of memoir. She doesn't gossi ...more
My book is called You're on an Airplane. It's a memoir pronounced with the emphasis on “me”. Think of it like an actor who was cornered into writing.
The opening premise of You're on an Airplane is that you're sitting beside Parker Posey on a flight, and with such close proximity and time to waste, she begins to tell you about her life and her career as an indy actor. The premise is embraced in the beginning – with Posey interrupting her storytelling to ask the flight attendant for a seltzer or a ...more
**I received an ARC copy of this book through a Goodreads Giveaway in exchange for an honest review**
I struggled to find words to say how I felt about this book, much like I struggled to finish this book.
I was intrigued, then confused, then bored, then lost by the end. At the start of the book, you the reader are Posey’s seat mate on an airplane, having a conversation about life, but this premise is quickly lost by the time you get halfway through. It made the whole structure seem pointless. On ...more
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha! This memoir reveals that Parker Posey is just as unique, eccentric, brilliant and weird as the characters she plays. The fact that the premise is you’re sitting next to her (and her dog Gracie) on a plane as she’s rambling on throughout the whole flight is made even better in the audiobook when she makes sure you hear Gracie snoring. I loved that the order made little sense, but the whole weaving together of stories totally works. The memoir also reveals Parker’s ...more
Sounds just like her. (Is there an audiobook?) As befits the book conceptually, the digressions on family are better heard than read; as the book went on I ended up skimming most of that stuff.
The impression I'm left with is that Ms. Posey knows who she is but rarely gets to be herself in her job, which she loves and laments in turn. Acting seems a lonely life.
The segments on Woody Allen and Louie CK, especially, demonstrate a shrewder mind than the parts she's played. It's refreshing to encount ...more
I got to interview Parker Posey about her new book for Shelf Awareness: http://www.shelf-awareness.com/reader...
Have you ever listened to an audiobook and then to listen to it again, right away? That’s how I feel about this book 🧡🧡🧡. I feel Parker and I are kindred spirits.
Parker Posey is the backbone of the film industry. Whether she knows it or not, she singlehandedly holds Hollywood together. Weaving seamlessly in between leading indie films and bouncy supporting roles in big budget flicks. In her memoir, Posey tells her life story to you, personally. It’s not a tell all, burn bridges bitch fest or even a weepy sad tale of a hard knock life into a great success story. Instead, Parker Posey gives us some delightful inside stories about the silliness of the indus ...more