Monday, May 12, 2008

No One Belongs Here More than You

I love books. They're fun, educational, and sometimes contain pictures. Plus, they're a good way to impress the ladies.

Anyway, from time to time, I want to highlight books about movies or written by movie types that are worth your hard-earned money or a trip to the library.

In 2005, Miranda July (pictured, right) directed, wrote, and starred in Me and You and Everyone We Know, which was my favorite movie of the year. (My brother still wants to pummel me for recommending it, but whatever...) The cool thing about July is her versatility. She's also a performance artist and a hell of a good writer, as she proves in her collection of emotionally resonant stories, No One Belongs Here More than You.

The book is now out in paperback and is barely over 200 pages. If you're a fan of insightful, subtle short fiction, look no further. What made July's movie so great applies to her writing: she dabbles in idiosyncrasies, but her characters' quest to to belong in the world (and sometimes failing) is riveting. The book is now out on paper back and comes in a variety of neat-o, bright colors, including yellow.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"Pooping back and forth forever"?

j/k. great movie. BH