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It Chooses You

July, Miranda (Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
It Chooses You
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In the summer of 2009, Miranda July was struggling to finish writing the screenplay for her much-anticipated second film. During her increasingly long lunch breaks, she began to obsessively read the PennySaver , the iconic classifieds booklet that reached everywhere and seemed to come from nowhere. Who was the person selling the "Large leather Jacket, $10"? It seemed important to find out-or at least it was a great distraction from the screenplay. Accompanied by photographer Brigitte Sire, July crisscrossed Los Angeles to meet a random selection of PennySaver sellers, glimpsing thirteen surprisingly moving and profoundly specific realities, along the way shaping her film, and herself, in unexpected ways. Elegantly blending narrative, interviews, and photographs with July's off-kilter honesty and deadpan humor, this is a story of procrastination and inspiration, isolation and connection, and grabbing hold of the invisible world.
Authors: July, Miranda, 1974-
Title: It chooses you
Publisher: San Francisco, Ca. : McSweeneys Books, c2011
Characteristics: 218 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Miranda July ; with photographs by Brigitte Sire
Additional Contributors: Sire, Brigitte
ISBN: 1936365014
9781936365012
Branch Call Number: 920.0794 J948i 2011
Subject Headings: Small-space advertising California Los Angeles Dealers (Retail trade) California Los Angeles Los Angeles (Calif.) Biography Screenwriters California Los Angeles Biography July, Miranda, 1974-
Topical Term: Small-space advertising
Dealers (Retail trade)
Screenwriters
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Nov 17, 2014
  • BookishWallaby rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Miranda July's work manages to make me feel depressed and creepy at the same time.
this is a good thing.

in this book she does a good job of delving into the little sadness-es and realities and joys of the regular - if slightly strange - people who place ads in the penny saver.

it's a lonely book, but it's lonely in that communal way, where you realize that sometimes we're all lonely, in the same way.

May 03, 2014
  • callmemames rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This book is such a lovely story of people as they are in every day life with no pretention or over exaggeration. Miranda July's encounters with people she meets through the Penny Saver will lift your spirit and make you want to interact with the world a little bit more.

A charming book that surprises the reader with its insight. July meets and interviews strangers who tell her more about the human condition than she had thought to ask. The final tale of meeting Joe, an old man who July casts in her film, is heart-rending. Beautiful little book .

Aug 02, 2012
  • uncommonreader rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

The author, a filmaker stuck on a screenplay, browses "Penny Savers" and meets and interviews some of the people who placed advertisements in them. Quirky!

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