Parker Posey: You're on an Airplane A Self Mythologizing Memoir

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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 idn t have any friends who were willing to let her know that many of these stories Croma Venture: The Spiral Wars, Book 5 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 lifeifficult 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 Rancher Daddy (Saddlers Prairie, dog needed to stay in its carrieruring a flight She s passive aggressive and obnoxious but that s just because she s being funny and you The Tycoons Very Personal Assistant don t get her humor She takes no responsibility for bad behavior She floods her landlord s apartment causingamage but The next One Girl One Dream day I called myad to tell him the whole story and we laughed hard about itThere 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 35 stars would be like 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 spiritualmystical tangents I used to be The Amazing SAS diligent about writing reviews but life gets in the way often than not Parker Posey has always been a spirit animal of mine From her indie ueen reign to her current honest andelightful 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 The Conquerors Lady / The Mercenarys Bride / His Enemys Daughter delights in the everyday occurrences mixed in with memories and nostalgia At one point I had to slowown because I Broken Prophecy didn t want to ever fin You know that old saying Never meet your heroes Nuf said Too much sucking up to Woody Allen and Louis CK not enough about Josie and the Pussycats 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 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 herog The only reason I kept reading were the pictures throughout now those were The Dangerous Debutante (Romney Marsh, delightful 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 writingThe 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 warm cookie to ask sporadic uestions of yourself but the concept eventually kind of fizzles out with fewer and fewer references to the imaginary scenario as it goes along Which was fine so far as smooth storytelling goes but itid make the conceit feel slightly pointless in the end A celebrity memoir is a strange animal the author presumably wants to tell you about herself but it s not like she owes you her soul and while I learned plenty about Parker Posey s childhood hobbies and celebrity encounters there s nothing Surrender My Heart (Harts in Love, deeply revelatory or shocking here and again sheoesn t owe me that anyway Usual caveat I read an ARC and uotes may not be in their final. 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 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 realities

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He owes the reader that and this isn t your typical How I broke into show business a la Tina Fey Amy Poehler Mindy Kalin celebrity origin story You re on an Airplane contains the story of a life but it oes feel crafted and curated but what else would you expect an artist to create This may be of interest to someone who watches indy movies than I Quadruplets On The Doorstep do but I wasn t unhappy to have joined Posey on this flight First of all my Parker Posey fan status is moderate and I think you might need to be fan status super andor 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 theetails about her home renovations and various yoga studios this book is seriously like full on Yelp reviews for every yoga studiopottery studiovegetarian restaurantco opetc 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 uick read and had some good celeb gossip but overall 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 individualTurns out I was rightYou re on an Airplane is Posey s memoir written as if she finds herself bored on a long flight and Luke decides to spend her time telling stories about her life to the person seated next to her on the airplaneThe stories she chooses to share are told in no particular order spanning childhood and near presentay 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 themeShe 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 entertainerPosey never The Hero Next Door (Lighthouse Lane 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 followedoggedly She shares brief stories of some of her most notable films and the actorsdirectors 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 A Bride For A Blue-Ribbon Cowboy dayShe goes in to someetail on working with Woody Allen whom she considers to be the greatest living The Witnesses (Lancaster Burning director and the anxiety over preparing for her role in his film She seemed most open about her role on the Louis CK show Louieiscussing her obvious admiration of him and his workI love that she idn t use her memoir as a way to rop bombshell information or gossip She oesn t speak negatively of anyone or give personal etails about relationships as so many celebrities choose to The Best Revenge (Redstone, Incorporated doThere 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 eccentricitiesPosey includes two incrediblyetailed Ranchers Perfect Baby Rescue 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 inepth lesson on her hobbiesBy 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 Silent Confessions don t believe this book will work for everyone because the humor can be so subtle or just plain weird I would ve appreciated about her life especially her teen years which she seemed to skip over entirely and insight into her personal thoughts on the roles she s chosenI think this would ve been even enjoyable if I listened to the audiobook which is narrated by Posey herself because I felt by the end of the book that she A Texas Holiday Miracle d created this as an actor s monologueFlaky celebrity memoir or the personal monologue of an intelligent comedic actress Readers seemivided I feel slightly 74 Seaside Avenue disappointed that there wasn t insight into her early years but I still had fun on this flight with the eccentric Ms PoseyFor full reviews visit wwwrootsandreadswordpressco. Ver 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 herog Gracie For fans of Nora Ephron's spot on commentary Jenny Lawson's absurdly comical foibles Amy Sedaris's unexpectedly hilarious uips 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 alik.

Forms I was on As the World Turns at the time fresh from The Note dropping out of college after three years on probation mainly for a bad attitude because Iidn t want to rehearse scenes in acting class preferring instead to wing it I had a lazy attitude for things I idn t feel were important like circus class I idn t have the guts to be a real clown and already knew how to juggle I skipped class to clown around and kept my probation letters in the freezer for some reason an act of self preservation maybePosey reveals an interesting family tree with big personalities going back a few generations and her own parents seeming like cool but odd The Wildcatter ducks I loved the newborn picture of Posey wearing false eyelashes You were so small Iidn t know what to Bear Claw Lawman (Bear Claw Creek Crime Lab, do with you explained her Mom But there s really nothing about how Posey broke into acting all of sudden she s on a popular soap opera while also filming Dazed and Confused From there Posey recalls film projects out of any chronological order and while from her stories you understand that she approaches acting as a serious art form filming scenes often leave her exhausted hysterical or in tears there s nothing about her processes or personal philosophy of her craft Auditioning feels like my real self has been punished and sent to my room while my pretend self is forced to make nice when there is nothing I veone wrong At an audition in my twenties I spazzed out so much that the casting Her Nine Month Confession director asked my agent if I was onrugs I wasn t but just had lots of energy and was excited to be there Posey writes about her famous costars over the years but it s not gossipy the few times she has something slightly negative to say about someone she A Southern Reunion doesn t name the person She found Wesley Snipes to beistant Vince Vaughn to be sweetly supportive Liza Minnelli and Catherine O Hara to be funny and wise Louis CK is a complicated auteur and Woody Allen is the greatest living Let It Go director On meeting Liev Schreiber Liev came in fresh off his motorcycle holding his helmet and exuding a strong actor s attitude He acted like he just finished Yale School of Drama which he had This was before The New York Times said he was the greatest living theater actor of his generation or something to that extent He was the envy of so many of his contemporaries and treated the small part as a favor to Daisy which it was Liev is spectacular onstage He later told me that he almost Charade of Hearts didn to the part in Party Girl because I seemed like an idiotIn addition to interesting enough storytelling the book itself contains pages of collage recipes and both a very long The Yuletide Rescue (Alaskan Search and Rescue description of a seuence of yoga moves and a very long explanation of how to throw clay on a pottery wheel With stories of meeting with aog psychic to Toward a Better Life discuss her emotional service animal and beloved pet Gracie investigating Ayurvedic medicine as it relates to the nature of your own body in conflict with the nature of the settings it finds itself in and meeting with an analyst who explains the mental stress of Posey exposing herself onscreen as an unconscious reenactment of having been put onisplay in an incubator as a premature infant there s a real risk of Posey coming off as a bit flakey But then I read a review in The Wall Street Journal which goes In her book the actress finds her own ways to provoke At one point she refers to her past lives in India Asked about it she said she enjoys toying with the image that people have of her It s like I m playing with being the person people expect Ms Posey said performing that on paper If that s Posey s game it s not obvious but okay she s the artist here You Die Konigreiche Israel Und Juda Im 9. Jahrhundert V. Chr. don t get the sense that Posey is living the fabulous celebrity lifestyle of fame and fortune and it s also hard to say from this memoir if what she has is worth the tradeoff of not being able to live a normal anonymous life There s a late scene at the co op pottery studio she s a member of a place that expects its members to share the chores or pay a 15month fee and another woman tells her that by paying the fee it makes it seem to the other members that Posey must think she s special Posey explains that she is special she s famous she can t go to the grocery store without being recognised by someone And this scene seems like the crux of the book It s hard to feel sorry exactly for a middle aged actress who still has the cachet to only work on projects that personally appeal to her but what costoes she pay for this career On the one hand why would she want to spend her limited Schaums Outline of Microbiology, Second Edition down time mopping a pottery studio But on the other hand it makes her seem totally out of touch this is not a normal life and that must be hard People say such weird things to you when you re famous like a cardboard cutout version of yourself wearing a mirrored mask Ultimately weon t learn anything After the Rubicon deeply personal about Posey in this memoir not that F its accompanying fame She explores her relationships with brilliantirectors 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 elves into her personal style uniue famously inspiring and ne.

Parker Posey is well known for her work with many independent filmmakers of her generation including Richard Linklater Hal Hartley Zoe Cassavettes and Rebecca Miller Following her breakout role in the cult hit Dazed and Confused she starred in Christopher Guest’s classic mockumentaries and appeared in such Hollywood films as You’ve Got Mail Superman Returns Josie and the Pussycats Scream