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You're on an Airplane
A Self-Mythologizing Memoir
By (author): Parker Posey
9780735218192 Hardcover English General Trade BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Entertainment & Performing Arts Jul 24, 2018
$37.00 CAD
Active 6.3 x 9.3 x 1.1 in 320 pages B/W ILLUSTRATIONS T/O Blue Rider Press
From the “Queen of the Indies” and star of Christopher Guest’s Waiting for Guffman and Best in Show, Woody Allen’s Café Society and Irrational Man—and cult classics including Party Girl and Dazed and Confused—comes an irreverent, hilarious, and enchanting memoir full of personal stories, whimsical how-tos, recipes, and eccentric illustrations.

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, Posey delves into her personal style—unique, famously inspiring, and 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.

Parker Posey recently appeared in Woody Allen’s latest two films, Café Society and Irrational Man. Posey is known for her work with Christopher Guest, starring in his classic mockumentaries, as well as for her work with many Independent filmmakers of her generation such as Richard Linklater, Hal Hartley, Zoe Cassavettes, and Rebecca Miller. She’s appeared in such Hollywood films as You’ve Got Mail, Superman Returns, Josie and the Pussycats, Scream 3, and Blade Trinity. Posey’s latest film, Columbus, directed by Kogonada and starring John Cho, will premiere at Sundance. She will appear in a new series written and directed by Jesse Eisenberg based on his book Bream Gives Me Hiccups. Posey is currently playing Dr. Smith in Netflix’s remake of Lost in Space.

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Praise for You're on an Airplane

“Excellent...a celebration of peculiarity.”—Vogue

“[You're on an Airplane] plays out on the page like an intimate performance you’re privileged by chance to have caught...sublimely entertaining.”—The Weekly Standard

“[Parker Posey] has deigned to bless us with her infinite wisdom and enough personal anecdotes to satiate even her most rabid fans. Glory be: she has a narrative voice! And it’s just as funny and insouciant as you might hope!”—Booklist

“[Parker] writes hilariously and thoughtfully.”Kirkus Reviews

“Posey’s narrative is lighthearted and amusing, and it reveals her strong and independent spirit and serious devotion to acting. Indie film fans will especially enjoy this energetic romp through Posey’s vibrant film career.”Publishers Weekly

“Irreverent in the best way possible.”HelloGiggles

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