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Bold and confident in her abilities as an entertainerPosey 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 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 dayShe goes in to some detail on working with Woody Allen whom she considers to be the greatest Rise of the Hellion (Foxblood, 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 workIove 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 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 incredibly detailed descriptions each several pages Read, Write, Edit 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 herife not get an in depth Think about Editing 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 herife 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 appreciated about her American Legal History 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 distened 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 monologueFlaky celebrity memoir or the personal monologue of an intelligent comedic actress Readers seem divided I feel slightly 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 wwwrootsandreadswordpresscom 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 The Evolution of Technology let her know that many of these stories do not portray her in any sort of flatteringight Then I wondered if maybe her editor hated her she credits no fewer than 4 people for editing so maybe What I earned 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 restaurant workers but convinced that she is the aggrieved party and they are just trying to make her 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 andlord s apartment causing damage but The next day I called my dad to tell him the whole story and we Ethan Marcus Stands Up 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 soundsike a Matti In the Wallet level of hell I hadn t previously known existed 35 stars would beike it Enjoyably Raised in Captivity larky with an especially artful and funny opening But at a certain point theack of organization gets the better of her Think (Ars Lamina) Level 2 Workbook like many celeb memoirs the back half of the book suffers Iiked 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 l always be the mean girl from the class of 77 in Dazed and Confused Anyhow some good LOLs here I was ess enad when she goes off on spiritualmystical tangents I used to be diligent about writing reviews but Woman Much Missed 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 and delightful memoir She embraces an eccentricifestyle 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 Why Americas Top Pundits Are Wrong listening to her tales and musings I shed a tear when I turned theast page I will definitely be reading again when I need to be in her world which in many
mimics mine minus acting of course and continue praying that one day her and I will be dear friends. Ver indebted to trends as well as her approach to everyday Citizen Cain life on and off set Laugh outoud advice from her Trail of Secrets legendary Greenwich Village therapist Mildred Newman appears alongside poignant portrayals of painful relationships and theove 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 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. .
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Download You're on an Airplane A Self Mythologizing MemoirYou 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 necessarily certifiable she is not Howard Hughes hiding Mason jars overflowing with her urine in the basement Posey is revealed instead to be 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 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 ayout 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 One Special Moment 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 difficultife 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 A Touch of Persuasion (Men Of Wolff Mountain lug Triple H Interestingly Posey has worked with the controversial Woody Allen and Louis CK 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 Oh Parker Posey How Ioved you This was so badly written it seemed Watch for Me by Moonlight (The Midnight Twins, 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 2 My book is called You re on an Airplane It s a memoir pronounced with the emphasis on me Think of itike 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 ife 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 fewerwarm cookie to ask sporadic uestions of yourself but the concept eventually kind of fizzles out with fewer and fewer to the imaginary scenario as it goes along Which was fine so far as smooth storytelling goes but it did make the conceit feel far as smooth storytelling goes but it did make the conceit feel pointless in the end A celebrity memoir is a strange animal the author presumably wants to tell you about herself but it s not ike she owes you her soul and while I earned plenty about Parker Posey s childhood hobbies and celebrity encounters there s nothing deeply revelatory or shocking here and again she doesn t owe me that anyway Usual caveat I read an ARC and uotes may not be in their final forms I was on As the World Turns at the time fresh from dropping out of college after three years on probation mainly for a bad attitude because I didn t want to rehearse scenes in acting class preferring instead to wing it I had a azy attitude for things I didn t feel were important ike circus class I didn 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 etters 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 First Blood like cool but odd ducks Ioved the newborn picture of Posey wearing false eyelashes You were so small I didn t know what to 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 The Palliser Novels leave her exhausted hysterical or in tears there s nothing about her processes or personal philosophy of her craft Auditioning feelsike 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 ve done wrong At an audition in my twenties I spazzed out so much that the casting director asked my agent if I was on drugs I wasn t but just had Men And Gods In Mongolia lots of energy and was excited to be there. It's hard not toove 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 Hunter Killer (Pike Logan life in the spotlight Posey opens up about the art of actingife on the set and the realities 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 doesn t name the person She found Wesley Snipes to be distant 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 Brazen and the Beast (The Bareknuckle Bastards, living director On meeting Liev Schreiber Liev came in fresh off his motorcycle holding his helmet and exuding a strong actor s attitude He actedike he d just finished Yale School of Drama which he had This was before The New York Times said he was the greatest The Friend Zone 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 Heater told me that he almost didn t do the part in Party Girl because I seemed Flying Scotsman Manual like an idiotIn addition to interesting enough storytelling the book itself contains pages of collage recipes and both a veryong description of a seuence of yoga moves and a very Alpha (Shifters, long explanation of how to throw clay on a pottery wheel With stories of meeting with a dog psychic to 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 on display 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 pastives in India Asked about it she said she enjoys toying with the image that people have of her It s Whalerider 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 don t get the sense that Posey isiving the fabulous celebrity Charlie Turns Into a T-Rex 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 toive a normal anonymous Graphic Design For Everyone life There s aate 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 Considering Kate (The Stanislaskis, 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 cost does she pay for this career On the one hand why would she want to spend herimited down time mopping a pottery studio But on the other hand it makes her seem totally out of touch this is not a normal ife and that must be hard People SAY SUCH WEIRD THINGS TO YOU such weird things to you you re famous ike a cardboard cutout version of yourself wearing a mirrored mask Ultimately we don t earn anything deeply personal about Posey in this memoir Not That She Owes The Reader That And This Isn that she owes the reader that and this isn your typical How I broke into show business a a Tina Fey Amy Poehler Mindy Kalin celebrity origin story You re on an Airplane contains the story of a ife but it does feel crafted and curated but what else would you EXPECT AN ARTIST TO CREATE THIS an artist to create This be of interest to someone who watches indy movies than I 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 ife 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 The Intelligent Entrepreneur 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 otherike 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 ikeweirdcollage 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 ong flight and decides to spend her time telling stories about her Distracted - Acting Edition 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 present day throughout the book I mention this first because it may be a bookish peeve for some readers who need chronological order or ateast a themeShe tells us some stories of her childhood with obvious Trauma heilen love and adoration for her parents and her twin brother These stories were my favorite because I could tell that theove and support of her family made her. F its accompanying fame She explores her relationships with brilliant directors Developing Resilient Organizations 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 aife 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 uniue famously inspiring and ne.