You're on an Airplane: A Self-Mythologizing Memoir

You're on an Airplane: A Self-Mythologizing Memoir[Read] ➶ You're on an Airplane: A Self-Mythologizing Memoir ➳ Parker Posey – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk 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 unforg It s hard not to love Parker an Airplane: PDF ↠ 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 NetflixWith 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 You're on PDF or 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, Posey delves into her personal style unique, famously inspiring, and on an Airplane: Kindle Ô never indebted to trends as well as her approach to everyday life on and off set Laugh out loud advice from her legendary Greenwich Village therapist Mildred Newman appears alongside poignant portrayals of painful relationships and the love she has for her dog, Gracie For fans of Nora Ephron s spot on commentary, Jenny Lawson s absurdly comical foibles, Amy Sedaris s unexpectedly hilarious quips, and Carrie Brownstein s cool girl appeal, You re On an Airplane proves Posey has a voice that will enchant fans and old and new alike. 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 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 in her pottery club But I m famous, or asking waitstaff why french toast isn t available at their fancy brunch, or giving a flight attendant a hard time about her dog The only reason I kept reading were the pictures throughout now those were delightful You know that old saying, Never meet your heroes Nuf said. Parker Posey was not gifted with an over abundance of self awareness, which makes for a very odd memoir Early on I wondered if she didn t have any friends who were willing to let her know that many of these stories do not portray her in any sort of flattering light Then I wondered if maybe her editor hated her she credits no fewer than 4 people for editing, so maybe What I learned from this book is that she s rude to service workers, whether they re flight attendants or restaurant workers, Parker Posey was not gifted with an over abundance of self awareness, which makes for a very odd memoir Early on I wondered if she didn t have any friends who were willing to let her know that many of these stories do not portray her in any sort of flattering light Then I wondered if maybe her editor hated her she credits no fewer than 4 people for editing, so maybe What I learned from this book is that she s rude to service workers, whether they re flight attendants or restaurant workers, but convinced that she is the aggrieved party and they are just trying to make her life difficult In retrospect, I can see that in his head he made me the bully and used me as an opportunity to finally berate someone This because a flight attendant had the nerve to remind her that her dog needed to stay in its carrier during a flight She s passive aggressive and obnoxious, but that s just because she s being funny and you don t get her humor She takes no responsibility for bad behavior She floods her landlord s apartment, causing damage but The next day I called my dad to tell him the whole story, and we laughed hard about it There are chapters about working with both Louis CK and Woody Allen, but she never addresses the controversy about the first and as to the allegations around the second all she really has to say is, I wonder if it will be staged as an opera in fifty years To each his own The conceit of this memoir is that you re sitting next to Parker on a plane and she is regaling you with her stories Which now sounds like a level of hell I hadn t previously known existed My book is called You re on an AirplaneIt s a memoir pronounced with the emphasis on me Think of it like an actor who was cornered into writing.The opening premise of Too much sucking up to Woody Allen and Louis C.K., not enough about Josie and the Pussycats. 3.5 stars would belike it Enjoyably larky, with an especially artful and funny opening But at a certain point, the lack of organization gets the better of her like many celeb memoirs, the back half of the book suffers I liked her stories about growing up in Louisiana who knew and her fondness for her parents and elders There s plenty here about her childhood, but apparently she was never a teenager She goes from 10 to 24 To me, she ll always be the mean girl from the class of 7 3.5 stars would belike it Enjoyably larky, with an especially artful and funny opening But at a certain point, the lack of organization gets the better of her like many celeb memoirs, the back half of the book suffers I liked her stories about growing up in Louisiana who knew and her fondness for her parents and elders There s plenty here about her childhood, but apparently she was never a teenager She goes from 10 to 24 To me, she ll always be the mean girl from the class of 77 in Dazed and Confused Anyhow, some good LOLs here I was less enad when she goes off on spiritual mystical tangents First of all my Parker Posey fan status is moderate, and I think you might need to be fan status super and or actually related to her to really click with this Her schtick is that she s sitting next to you on an airplane and just chatting about her life, which facilitates a really casual toneperhaps too casual, and too prone to assuming I want to know all the details about her home renovations and various yoga studios this book is seriously like full on, Yelp reviews for every yoga studio First of all my Parker Posey fan status is moderate, and I think you might need to be fan status super and or actually related to her to really click with this Her schtick is that she s sitting next to you on an airplane and just chatting about her life, which facilitates a really casual toneperhaps too casual, and too prone to assuming I want to know all the details about her home renovations and various yoga studios this book is seriously like full on, Yelp reviews for every yoga studio pottery studio vegetarian restaurant co op etc she s ever belonged to It s also interesting to me that this book came out in 2018 and she talks about working with Louis CK and Woody Allen in ONLY the most GLOWING terms Like including, uncomfortably, mentioning that Woody and Soon yi seemed to be made for each other like girl ok I m glad you had a good experience working with those men I guess but also uhhhhh The book is also full of likeweirdcollage style photos of herself IDK it was a quick read and had some good celeb gossip but overall 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 beon 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 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 beon 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 their pop culture should know Posey from her acting roles in independent movies I feel most would recognize Posey for her searing and unconventional portrayal of Stephanie from 1993 s Coneheads movie, her tender performance as Rollerblader in the motion picture Mixed Nuts, and her multifaceted depiction of troubled teen Tess Shelby on daytime serial As the World Turns You re on an Airplane is written as if the reader is seated next to Posey on a fixed wing aircraft The kind of powered flying apparatus those annoying Wright brothers from back in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina are always prattling on about The tales range from Posey s forays into unconventional yoga styles, to recipes of preferred dishes, to backstage stories of her cinematic experiences in Tinseltown The text is dappled with black and white pictures of Posey in odd poses and postures This art layout resembles the cut and pasting of those self published zines so popular in the 90 s hot off the press of the nearest Kinko s photocopier There is a lot of marginal information in the antidotes here, many Dad jokes, puns, and off the wall observations But there are also many hidden gems Posey conveys the sometimes difficult life of a not always in demand contract worker There are moments when money gets tight and instances when it is hard for her as an actress in her 40 s to find work Life can be tough and people in this superficial industry can be mean Posey is always gracious and kind when speaking of her fellow actors which range from naked bongo playing and deodorant adverse Matthew McConaughey to the suplexing wrestling lug Triple H Interestingly, Posey has worked with the controversial Woody Allen and Louis C.K but pretty much remains professional and gracious in her recollections of these experiences There is no doubt that Posey is a big goofball But it is hard not to root for her Goofballs are great, they make the world a happier, shiner place and this could be said for Posey as well I used to be diligent about writing reviews but life gets in the wayoften than not Parker Posey has always been a spirit animal of mine From her indie queen reign to her current honest and delightful memoir She embraces an eccentric lifestyle without the trappings of an actress aging The stories tucked in these pages are full of her spirit and her voice She is unapologetic in who she is and delights in the everyday occurrences mixed in with memories and nostalgia At one point I had t I used to be diligent about writing reviews but life gets in the wayoften than not Parker Posey has always been a spirit animal of mine From her indie queen reign to her current honest and delightful memoir She embraces an eccentric lifestyle without the trappings of an actress aging The stories tucked in these pages are full of her spirit and her voice She is unapologetic in who she is and delights in the everyday occurrences mixed in with memories and nostalgia At one point I had to slow down because I didn t want to ever finish listening to her tales and musings I shed a tear when I turned the last page I will definitely be reading again when I need to be in her world which in many ways mimics mine minus the acting of course and continue praying that one day her and I will be dear friends I ve found Parker Posey s film roles to be weird and random and usually brilliant , so I ve always imagined her to be a weird and random individual.Turns out I was right.You re on an Airplane is Posey s memoir, written as if she finds herself bored on a long flight and decides to spend her time telling stories about her life to the person seated next to her on the airplane.The stories she chooses to share are told in no particular order, spanning childhood and near present day throughout the bo I ve found Parker Posey s film roles to be weird and random and usually brilliant , so I ve always imagined her to be a weird and random individual.Turns out I was right.You re on an Airplane is Posey s memoir, written as if she finds herself bored on a long flight and decides to spend her time telling stories about her life to the person seated next to her on the airplane.The stories she chooses to share are told in no particular order, spanning childhood and near present day throughout the book I mention this first because it may be a bookish peeve for some readers who need chronological order or at least a theme She tells us some stories of her childhood, with obvious love and adoration for her parents and her twin brother These stories were my favorite because I could tell that the love and support of her family made her bold and confident in her abilities as an entertainer.Posey never discusses how exactly she broke into show business or offers much insight into the industry itself we go in with the understanding that she had a passion for acting that she followed doggedly She shares brief stories of some of her most notable films and the actors directors she s worked with A favorite of mine was her reaction to meeting Matthew McConaughey on the set of Dazed and Confused she called her agent to say he was going to be a huge star and they should represent him immediately, which the agent ignored and Posey still pointedly reminds them about to this day.She goes in to some detail on working with Woody Allen, whom she considers to be the greatest living director , and the anxiety over preparing for her role in his film She seemed most open about her role on the Louis CK show Louie, discussing her obvious admiration of him and his work.I love that she didn t use her memoir as a way to drop bombshell information or gossip She doesn t speak negatively of anyone or give personal details about relationships as so many celebrities choose to do.There are some curious tales of pet psychics and visits to a New Age type therapist that had me wondering if they were jokes thrown in to amp up her eccentricities.Posey includes two incredibly detailed descriptions each several pages long of yoga poses and creating pottery She obviously enjoys both yoga and pottery but I couldn t help but skip these sections because I wanted to read about her life, not get an in depth lesson on her hobbies.By the end of this odd memoir, I realized Posey has crafted a pretty interesting monologue showcasing once again what a great actress she is , choosing to share some of her life with readers while making fun of and playing up the impression the public has of her based on her film roles I don t believe this book will work for everyone because the humor can be so subtle or just plain weird I would ve appreciatedabout her life, especially her teen years which she seemed to skip over entirely, andinsight into her personal thoughts on the roles she s chosen.I think this would ve been evenenjoyable if I d listened to the audiobook which is narrated by Posey herself because I felt by the end of the book that she d created this as an actor s monologue.Flaky celebrity memoir or the personal monologue of an intelligent comedic actress Readers seem divided I feel slightly disappointed that there wasn tinsight into her early years, but I still had fun on this flight with the eccentric Ms Posey.Forfull reviews, visit www.rootsandreads.wordpress.com

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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 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 in her pottery club But I m famous, or asking waitstaff why french toast isn t available at their fancy brunch, or giving a flight attendant a hard time about her dog The only reason I kept reading were the pictures throughout now those were delightful You know that old saying, Never meet your heroes Nuf said. Parker Posey was not gifted with an over abundance of self awareness, which makes for a very odd memoir Early on I wondered if she didn t have any friends who were willing to let her know that many of these stories do not portray her in any sort of flattering light Then I wondered if maybe her editor hated her she credits no fewer than 4 people for editing, so maybe What I learned from this book is that she s rude to service workers, whether they re flight attendants or restaurant workers, Parker Posey was not gifted with an over abundance of self awareness, which makes for a very odd memoir Early on I wondered if she didn t have any friends who were willing to let her know that many of these stories do not portray her in any sort of flattering light Then I wondered if maybe her editor hated her she credits no fewer than 4 people for editing, so maybe What I learned from this book is that she s rude to service workers, whether they re flight attendants or restaurant workers, but convinced that she is the aggrieved party and they are just trying to make her life difficult In retrospect, I can see that in his head he made me the bully and used me as an opportunity to finally berate someone This because a flight attendant had the nerve to remind her that her dog needed to stay in its carrier during a flight She s passive aggressive and obnoxious, but that s just because she s being funny and you don t get her humor She takes no responsibility for bad behavior She floods her landlord s apartment, causing damage but The next day I called my dad to tell him the whole story, and we laughed hard about it There are chapters about working with both Louis CK and Woody Allen, but she never addresses the controversy about the first and as to the allegations around the second all she really has to say is, I wonder if it will be staged as an opera in fifty years To each his own The conceit of this memoir is that you re sitting next to Parker on a plane and she is regaling you with her stories Which now sounds like a level of hell I hadn t previously known existed My book is called You re on an AirplaneIt s a memoir pronounced with the emphasis on me Think of it like an actor who was cornered into writing.The opening premise of Too much sucking up to Woody Allen and Louis C.K., not enough about Josie and the Pussycats. 3.5 stars would belike it Enjoyably larky, with an especially artful and funny opening But at a certain point, the lack of organization gets the better of her like many celeb memoirs, the back half of the book suffers I liked her stories about growing up in Louisiana who knew and her fondness for her parents and elders There s plenty here about her childhood, but apparently she was never a teenager She goes from 10 to 24 To me, she ll always be the mean girl from the class of 7 3.5 stars would belike it Enjoyably larky, with an especially artful and funny opening But at a certain point, the lack of organization gets the better of her like many celeb memoirs, the back half of the book suffers I liked her stories about growing up in Louisiana who knew and her fondness for her parents and elders There s plenty here about her childhood, but apparently she was never a teenager She goes from 10 to 24 To me, she ll always be the mean girl from the class of 77 in Dazed and Confused Anyhow, some good LOLs here I was less enad when she goes off on spiritual mystical tangents First of all my Parker Posey fan status is moderate, and I think you might need to be fan status super and or actually related to her to really click with this Her schtick is that she s sitting next to you on an airplane and just chatting about her life, which facilitates a really casual toneperhaps too casual, and too prone to assuming I want to know all the details about her home renovations and various yoga studios this book is seriously like full on, Yelp reviews for every yoga studio First of all my Parker Posey fan status is moderate, and I think you might need to be fan status super and or actually related to her to really click with this Her schtick is that she s sitting next to you on an airplane and just chatting about her life, which facilitates a really casual toneperhaps too casual, and too prone to assuming I want to know all the details about her home renovations and various yoga studios this book is seriously like full on, Yelp reviews for every yoga studio pottery studio vegetarian restaurant co op etc she s ever belonged to It s also interesting to me that this book came out in 2018 and she talks about working with Louis CK and Woody Allen in ONLY the most GLOWING terms Like including, uncomfortably, mentioning that Woody and Soon yi seemed to be made for each other like girl ok I m glad you had a good experience working with those men I guess but also uhhhhh The book is also full of likeweirdcollage style photos of herself IDK it was a quick read and had some good celeb gossip but overall 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 beon 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 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 beon 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 their pop culture should know Posey from her acting roles in independent movies I feel most would recognize Posey for her searing and unconventional portrayal of Stephanie from 1993 s Coneheads movie, her tender performance as Rollerblader in the motion picture Mixed Nuts, and her multifaceted depiction of troubled teen Tess Shelby on daytime serial As the World Turns You re on an Airplane is written as if the reader is seated next to Posey on a fixed wing aircraft The kind of powered flying apparatus those annoying Wright brothers from back in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina are always prattling on about The tales range from Posey s forays into unconventional yoga styles, to recipes of preferred dishes, to backstage stories of her cinematic experiences in Tinseltown The text is dappled with black and white pictures of Posey in odd poses and postures This art layout resembles the cut and pasting of those self published zines so popular in the 90 s hot off the press of the nearest Kinko s photocopier There is a lot of marginal information in the antidotes here, many Dad jokes, puns, and off the wall observations But there are also many hidden gems Posey conveys the sometimes difficult life of a not always in demand contract worker There are moments when money gets tight and instances when it is hard for her as an actress in her 40 s to find work Life can be tough and people in this superficial industry can be mean Posey is always gracious and kind when speaking of her fellow actors which range from naked bongo playing and deodorant adverse Matthew McConaughey to the suplexing wrestling lug Triple H Interestingly, Posey has worked with the controversial Woody Allen and Louis C.K but pretty much remains professional and gracious in her recollections of these experiences There is no doubt that Posey is a big goofball But it is hard not to root for her Goofballs are great, they make the world a happier, shiner place and this could be said for Posey as well I used to be diligent about writing reviews but life gets in the wayoften than not Parker Posey has always been a spirit animal of mine From her indie queen reign to her current honest and delightful memoir She embraces an eccentric lifestyle without the trappings of an actress aging The stories tucked in these pages are full of her spirit and her voice She is unapologetic in who she is and delights in the everyday occurrences mixed in with memories and nostalgia At one point I had t I used to be diligent about writing reviews but life gets in the wayoften than not Parker Posey has always been a spirit animal of mine From her indie queen reign to her current honest and delightful memoir She embraces an eccentric lifestyle without the trappings of an actress aging The stories tucked in these pages are full of her spirit and her voice She is unapologetic in who she is and delights in the everyday occurrences mixed in with memories and nostalgia At one point I had to slow down because I didn t want to ever finish listening to her tales and musings I shed a tear when I turned the last page I will definitely be reading again when I need to be in her world which in many ways mimics mine minus the acting of course and continue praying that one day her and I will be dear friends I ve found Parker Posey s film roles to be weird and random and usually brilliant , so I ve always imagined her to be a weird and random individual.Turns out I was right.You re on an Airplane is Posey s memoir, written as if she finds herself bored on a long flight and decides to spend her time telling stories about her life to the person seated next to her on the airplane.The stories she chooses to share are told in no particular order, spanning childhood and near present day throughout the bo I ve found Parker Posey s film roles to be weird and random and usually brilliant , so I ve always imagined her to be a weird and random individual.Turns out I was right.You re on an Airplane is Posey s memoir, written as if she finds herself bored on a long flight and decides to spend her time telling stories about her life to the person seated next to her on the airplane.The stories she chooses to share are told in no particular order, spanning childhood and near present day throughout the book I mention this first because it may be a bookish peeve for some readers who need chronological order or at least a theme She tells us some stories of her childhood, with obvious love and adoration for her parents and her twin brother These stories were my favorite because I could tell that the love and support of her family made her bold and confident in her abilities as an entertainer.Posey never discusses how exactly she broke into show business or offers much insight into the industry itself we go in with the understanding that she had a passion for acting that she followed doggedly She shares brief stories of some of her most notable films and the actors directors she s worked with A favorite of mine was her reaction to meeting Matthew McConaughey on the set of Dazed and Confused she called her agent to say he was going to be a huge star and they should represent him immediately, which the agent ignored and Posey still pointedly reminds them about to this day.She goes in to some detail on working with Woody Allen, whom she considers to be the greatest living director , and the anxiety over preparing for her role in his film She seemed most open about her role on the Louis CK show Louie, discussing her obvious admiration of him and his work.I love that she didn t use her memoir as a way to drop bombshell information or gossip She doesn t speak negatively of anyone or give personal details about relationships as so many celebrities choose to do.There are some curious tales of pet psychics and visits to a New Age type therapist that had me wondering if they were jokes thrown in to amp up her eccentricities.Posey includes two incredibly detailed descriptions each several pages long of yoga poses and creating pottery She obviously enjoys both yoga and pottery but I couldn t help but skip these sections because I wanted to read about her life, not get an in depth lesson on her hobbies.By the end of this odd memoir, I realized Posey has crafted a pretty interesting monologue showcasing once again what a great actress she is , choosing to share some of her life with readers while making fun of and playing up the impression the public has of her based on her film roles I don t believe this book will work for everyone because the humor can be so subtle or just plain weird I would ve appreciatedabout her life, especially her teen years which she seemed to skip over entirely, andinsight into her personal thoughts on the roles she s chosen.I think this would ve been evenenjoyable if I d listened to the audiobook which is narrated by Posey herself because I felt by the end of the book that she d created this as an actor s monologue.Flaky celebrity memoir or the personal monologue of an intelligent comedic actress Readers seem divided I feel slightly disappointed that there wasn tinsight into her early years, but I still had fun on this flight with the eccentric Ms Posey.Forfull reviews, visit www.rootsandreads.wordpress.com "/>
  • Hardcover
  • 320 pages
  • You're on an Airplane: A Self-Mythologizing Memoir
  • Parker Posey
  • 02 July 2017
  • 0735218196