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Author: Parker Posey Narrator: Parker Posey Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Length: Release Date: July 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780525498957

Publisher Description

A National Bestseller

Have you ever wondered what it would be like talk to Parker Posey? On an airplane, with Parker as your seat companion, perhaps? Parker’s irreverent, hilarious, and enchanting memoir gives you the incredible opportunity. Full of personal stories, whimsical how-tos, recipes, and beautiful handmade collages created by the author herself, You’re On an Airplane is a delight in every way.


 

In her first book, actress and star of movies such as Dazed and Confused, Party Girl, You’ve Got Mail, The House of Yes, and so many more, Posey opens up about the art of acting, life on the set, and the realities of its accompanying fame. A funny and colorful southern 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 whimsical, hilarious, always entertaining book. Parker takes us into her childhood home, behind the scenes of the indie film revolution in the 90s, the delightful absurdity of the big-budget genre thrillers she’s turned into art in a whole new way, and the creativity that will always be part of both her acting and her personal life.

 

With Posey’s memorable, hilarious, and poignant voice, her book gives the reader a feeling of traveling through not only a memoir, but an exploration, meditation, and celebration of what it means to be an artist. Buckle up and enjoy the journey.

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Quotes

  • “She writes, jauntily, about her insecurities–her candor might even make you feel jaunty about your own.”

    - Time
  • “Excellent…a celebration of peculiarity.”

    - Vogue
  • “A charming flight of fancy.”

    - Columbus Dispatch
  • “The character actor frames her personal narrative as a series of barely connected ramblings told directly to you, her seatmate/captive audience, on a plane ride. The conceit works fine in print, but in audio, with Posey confidently pouring her story straight into your ears, you become the trapped seatmate. That her anecdotes are funny and good-naturedly self-aware helps, of course, but it’s the charmingly odd delivery that makes this audiobook such a gem.”

    - Paste Magazine (audio review)

Awards

  • A Paste Magazine Pick of the 10 Best Audiobooks of 2018

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About the Author

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 hits Dazed and Confused and Party Girl, 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 3, and Blade Trinity. She plays Dr. Smith in Netflix’s remake of Lost in Space.