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It Chooses You

by Miranda July

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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.

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Publisher: McSweeney's

Kindle Book

  • Release date: November 17, 2011

OverDrive Read

  • ISBN: 9781936365852
  • Release date: November 17, 2011

EPUB eBook

  • ISBN: 9781936365852
  • File size: 6628 KB
  • Release date: November 17, 2011

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Kindle Book
OverDrive Read
EPUB eBook

subjects

Art Nonfiction

Languages

English

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.

Expand title description text
  • Details

    Publisher:
    McSweeney's

    Kindle Book
    Release date: November 17, 2011

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9781936365852
    Release date: November 17, 2011

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9781936365852
    File size: 6628 KB
    Release date: November 17, 2011

  • Creators
  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB eBook
  • Languages
    English