No One Belongs Here More Than You Screenwriter director and star of the acclaimed film Me and You and Everyone We Know Miranda July brings her extraordinary talents to the page in a startling sexy and tender collection

  • Title: No One Belongs Here More Than You
  • Author: Miranda July
  • ISBN: 9780743299398
  • Page: 139
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Screenwriter, director, and star of the acclaimed film Me and You and Everyone We Know, Miranda July brings her extraordinary talents to the page in a startling, sexy, and tender collection.

    • Free Read [Memoir Book] ✓ No One Belongs Here More Than You - by Miranda July ½
      139 Miranda July
    • thumbnail Title: Free Read [Memoir Book] ✓ No One Belongs Here More Than You - by Miranda July ½
      Posted by:Miranda July
      Published :2021-03-15T19:08:24+00:00

    About "Miranda July"

    1. Miranda July

      Miranda July born February 15, 1974 is a performance artist, musician, writer, actress and film director She currently resides in Los Angeles, California, after having lived for many years in Portland, Oregon Born Miranda Jennifer Grossinger, she works under the surname of July, which can be traced to a character from a girlzine Miranda created with a high school friend called Snarla Miranda July was born in Barre, Vermont, the daughter of Lindy Hough and Richard Grossinger Her parents, who taught at Goddard College at the time, are both writers In 1974 they founded North Atlantic Books, a publisher of alternative health, martial arts, and spiritual titles Miranda was encouraged to work on her short fiction by author and friend of a friend, Rick Moody.Miranda grew up in Berkeley, California, where she first began writing plays and staging them at the all ages club 924 Gilman She later attended UC Santa Cruz, dropping out in her sopho year After leaving college, she moved to Portland, Oregon and took up performance art Her performances were successful she has been quoted as saying she has not worked a day job since she was 23 years old.FilmmakingFilmmaker Magazine rated her number one in their 25 New Faces of Indie Film in 2004 After winning a slot in a Sundance workshop, she developed her first feature length film, Me and You and Everyone We Know, which opened in 2005 The film won The Cam ra d Or prize in The Cannes Festival 2005.Beginning in 1996, while residing in Portland, July began a project called Joanie4Jackie originally called Big Miss Moviola which solicited short films by women, which she compiled onto video cassettes, using the theme of a chain letter She then sent the cassette to the participants, and to subscribers to the series, and offered them for sale to others interested In addition to the chain letter series, July began a second series called the Co Star Series, in which she invited friends from larger cities to select a group of films outside of the chain letter submissions The curators included Miranda July, Rita Gonzalez, and Astria Suparak The Joanie4Jackie series also screened at film festivals and DIY movie events So far, thirteen editions have been released, the latest in 2002.At her speaking engagement at the Modern Times Bookstore in San Francisco s Mission District on May 16, 2007, July mentioned that she is currently working on a new film.MusicShe recorded her first EP for Kill Rock Stars in 1996, entitled Margie Ruskie Stops Time, with music by The Need After that, she released two full length LPs, 10 Million Hours A Mile in 1997 and Binet Simon Test in 1998, both released on Kill Rock Stars In 1999 she made a split EP with IQU, released on K Records.Screen WriterMiranda co wrote the Wayne Wang feaure length film The Center of the World MultimediaIn 1998, July made her first full length multimedia performance piece, Love Diamond, in collaboration with composer Zac Love and with help from artist Jamie Isenstein she called it a live movie She performed it at venues around the country, including the New York Video Festival, The Kitchen, and Yo yo a Go go in Olympia She created her next major full length performance piece, The Swan Tool, in 2000, also in collaboration with Love, with digital production work by Mitsu Hadeishi She performed this piece in venues around the world, including the Portland Institute for Contemporary Art, the International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.In 2006, after completing her first feature film, she went on to create another multimedia piece, Things We Don t Understand and Definitely are Not Going To Talk About, which she performed in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York.Her short story The Boy from Lam Kien was published in 2005 by Cloverfield Press, as a special edition book.

    131 thoughts on “No One Belongs Here More Than You”

    1. For me, this book was two stories away from being downright terrible. One story, "Mon Plaisir," I thought was excellent. Another I found myself enjoying quite a bit. Others contained passages that made me grimace. Physically. Like, I wanted to turn my head away. Instead, I just dog-eared the pages that contained the shitty passages: "My knees buckled, I went down to the floor. I cried in English, I cried in French, I cried in all the languages, because tears are the same all around the world. Es [...]

    2. I bought this book cause I was walking through a bookstore with a friend of mine a friend I adore more than newborn puppies and tiny rabbits hopping in fields of grass, and she said, "MIRANDA JULY! I love her. She made the movie You, Me, and Everyone We Know." I hadn't seen the movie, but I remember seeing an ad in the paper and thinking, "I want to see that movie."And it was because of that, and because I adore this girl more than newborn puppies, and rabbits hopping in fields of grass, and moo [...]

    3. This was so not what I was expecting. No One Belongs Here More Than You has got to be one of the worst books I've read in years. I can't even recall the last time I was this appalled by a short story collection.I started off my reading experience thinking this would follow the usual way of having no real structure to the stories but still including great quotes to ponder. And at first, that's exactly what was being delivered to me with pieces of writing such as: “They seem easy to write, but [...]

    4. Note: If I could fashion a little half-star and put it in the rating, I would give this book at 3.5.Miranda July: she's the lightning-rod hipster conversation of the year. I say her name at dinners and people rise from their chairs to damn or bless her. They pace and sweat and expound upon why she is the worst/best thing to happen to fiction in eons. They yell: "She's the next Lorrie Moore!" or "She's like those people who try to imitate Lorrie Moore and miss what's really good about her!" Somet [...]

    5. This is the first and last time I will ever write these words: Man, I really want to read a Nicholas Sparks novel right now. It doesn't have to be one of his, specifically, but he is the go-to guy for cliched and typical romances between Normal Attractive White People. And that's what this book makes me want to read. Something where all the characters are well-adjusted adults without any weird fetishes or deep-seated psychological issues, and a nice couple gets together and, after some formulaic [...]

    6. I hate to say this, but I really did not enjoy the experience of reading past the first two stories or so. After a while I just couldn't figure out the appeal of a book that is packed cover to cover with disingenuous, childlike, wide-eyed, self-destructive women who are really just ciphers that things happen to Okay, I take that back, of course that’s appealing to people, have I never watched porn or "Charmed"? But all the narrators would say things like, “After my boyfriend was incredibly m [...]

    7. No one belongs here more than you. Stories, Miranda Julyتاریخ نخستین خوانش: شانزدهم ماه آوریل سال 2012 میلادیعنوان: هیچ‌کس مثل تو مال این‌جا نیست؛ نویسنده: میراندا جولای؛ مترجم: فرزانه سالمی؛ تهران، نشر چشمه، 1388، شابک: 9789643626167؛ مجموعه هفت داستان کوتاه: تیم شنا، پسر لم‌ کین؛ پاسیو مشترک؛ مرد روی پله‌ ه [...]

    8. Today there was a fire at London Zoo. The BBC newsreader solemnly informed us that one person was taken to hospital for smoke inhalation and several more staff members were treated on site. Then she said “An aardvark is presumed dead and five meerkats are currently unaccounted for”. Miranda July would have loved the strange, poignant appearance of an aardvark in the hourly BBC news reports; it was at the same time very funny and intensely sad. Which is what Miranda July is all about in her l [...]

    9. This book was perplexingly good. The best adjective I can come up with for these stories is sharp. Not sharp like "clever" or whatever, but sharp like sharp, like a knife or thorns or something that actually cuts you. The stories all hurt, really, which is why I say perplexingly good. I mean, it's hard to say you like something that leaves you feeling like you just got a hole punched in you. Everyone is just so lonely, so unloved, so despairing.Anyway though, I did like it. A lot. "Something Tha [...]

    10. I was torn between wanting to punch her writing in the throat, and loving it to shreds. I've changed my rating a million times and probably forever will. It's hard to rate a book of short stories like this one, some of them were a straight out 1, others were a 5. Sometimes I feel July is pretentious, other times I get excited that I'm not the only person in the world that is so god damned weird. Her thought processes go in places that mine do. I was the kind of kid who failed school -not because [...]

    11. If you look in the dictionary under the word "quirky", you will find the definition of that word; also, Miranda July.A few years ago I read The First Bad Man, which both delighted and totally weirded me out. But I guess I wasn't weirded out so much as to turn me off the idea of reading her short story collection.It think it's because I loved her short story, Roy Spivey*. It convinced me that she's probably better at the short form. So I had high hopes for this collection. But though this group o [...]

    12. Miranda July's radio pieces are excellent. She tells her off-beat and romantic or oddly sinister stories, dramatizes quirks as real characters and situations, and enchants you with her squeaky little voice. Nothing makes sense, but nothing *has* to make sense. You just have to listen and be carried away. I thought her movie was pretty good too, although right on the edge of being twee and pretentious. You see, when you take a picture of something you give it weight. You're saying: this moment is [...]

    13. Missed ConnectionAuthor exorcises demons as characters search for loveby Avishay ArtsyEverybody gets lonely sometimes, and Miranda July crams as many forms of loneliness she can think of in her first collection of stories. The inhabitants of July’s imagination reach out to strangers in hopes of genuine connection. Unable to find it, they often use sex to simulate closeness. A teacher seduces a 14-year-old boy in her special-needs class, and no one notices because “nobody really cares about a [...]

    14. One of the worst collections I've ever finished. I bought this one in hardcover when it first came out and was excited to read it because it had great buzz and won the Frank O'Connor prize. Sadly, I struggled through every story. Perhaps I will enjoy this more on some future reread; and I'm even willing to concede that I might be tone-deaf to this author at this time, but I suspect she was given a free pass on her fiction because of her success as a filmmaker. The cover blurbs trumpet her origin [...]

    15. I swear to Christ if I read one more slim selfsatisfied volume of "witty" short fiction where everybody talks like a fucking Grad Student I'm going to hit myself in the brain with a ballpeen hammer until I'm illiterate.

    16. I came fully prepared to get way into this book, but so far I don't like the stories I've tried. I really loved her movie, and I remember liking her performance stuff back in Portland, during those so long-ago, simpler times. I'll try a few more of these, but so far I'm surprised by how draggy the ones I've tried seem to me -- not like fun drag-queen draggy, just a drag kind of draggy. I was worried they'd be too whimsical, but actually the feeling I get while reading is sort of of the opposite [...]

    17. Expelling the Dust'The Man on the Stairs' (book club read)The Man on the Stairs is an extended snapshot in a woman's life, in which a familiar (July gives it a tired, worn out feeling, like the T-shirt the woman is wearing, doubtless ugly and shapeless, unloved, a stultifying comfort-zone) sequence of introspection culminates in an encounter that takes on a mythical (as a focus for culturally cultivated fears and a seed of exasperated, unheroic (profoundly female) courage) and symbolic (of the e [...]

    18. 3,5*, αρχικά θα έπαιρνε 5* γιατι τα πρώτα διηγήματα με ενθουσίασαν αλλά στην πορεία άρχισε να επαναλαμβάνεται το ιδιο μοτίβο. Εντυπωσιακή γραφή πάντως, περιμενω να διαβάσω και το μυθιστόρημα της. #readathon17 [7/26 and 4/14 female writers] ~ [ένα βιβλίο διηγημάτων]instagram/p/BSIeK21Aw

    19. 1. "Zajednički trem", 42. "Plivački tim", 43. "Visočanstvo", 44. "Čovek na stepeništu", 45. "Sestra", 3.56. "Ova osoba", 47. "Bila je to romantika", 4Nastaviti za par meseci, pošto mi nešto baš i ne leže ove "provokativne" teme dok sam prehlađen. Odlična upotreba jezika, oštroumna zapažanja, ali trenutno nisam raspoložen da nastavim. Da ocenim ovako na trećini, bila bi četvorka.

    20. A quirky, lovely quick read- definitely recommended.* July is great at mimicing on paper the ramblings inside a person's head, so much of which is absurd or silly, but which occasionally stumbles onto something profound and true. To make it more impressive, she manages to do this and keep the stories concise at the same time; while admittedly most of the characters come to assume similar voices, she nonetheless creates complex, unique narratives in often fewer than ten pages. (As a result, you c [...]

    21. okay i rarely give up on books and when i do i rarely give them ratings. this is because i hate when people have only read like the first 100 pgs of like "gravity's rainbow" or "infinite jest" and because they have taken all of the 2 hours it takes to read that they think it qualifies them to then pass judgement on the whole book which took me a good forty hours to read, and that i loved. but lets face it, miranda july is no pynchon or dfw. that said i'm not here to bash the book of stories, i o [...]

    22. Icky ew.My housemate recommended this with 'this is so sweet, it will restore your faith in humanity'. I am now reconsidering how much I like my housemate, and will never rely on her for a character reference. I've read about half of the short stories in this book, and I don't want to read any more. Every short story is a first-person narrative from someone who is desperate, odd, lonely, delusional, and slightly creepy. From the person so in love with her neighbour that she leans her head on his [...]

    23. çağdaş amerikalı kadın yazarlar çok acayip yazıyorlar. miranda july modern insanın trajedisini öyle anlarla, öyle duygularla, öyle nüanslarla anlatıyor ki bazen işte ben de aynı böyle hissederdim diye düşünüp duruyor insan. bir ayrıntı zenginliği. garip hayatlar, garip kahramanlar, garip konular ama bir o kadar da tanıdıktabın bonusu şu hayatta ilk patronum olmuş inci asena'nın mükemmel çevirisiyditap üzerine notos'ta yazdığım yazı: tembelveyazar/

    24. I have no idea if Miranda July -- in achieving something that looks spontaneous -- wrote these pieces like Mozart, in one stroke of the pen perfectly formed, or if she laboriously wrote and rewrote like Beethoven until each sentence followed the next perfectly to achieve a hard-won sense of spontaneity. Whatever the case, the results do feel spontaneous -- something that in and of itself is only as good as the content, of course. At first, I was not warming to July's style, which struck me as th [...]

    25. Birbirinden ilginç karakterleri ve ilişkileri barındıran 16 öykülük bir kitaptı Hiç Kimse Buraya Senin Kadar Ait Değil. Yazar genel olarak yalnız, kırılgan karakterleri ve o karakterlerin kendilerini sevdirmek için düştükleri durumları işlemiş. Ve bunu aktarmakta çok başarılı. Karakterlerin hissettiklerini öykü bittikten sonra bile düşünmeye devam ediyorsunuz.Okuduğum en tuhaf öykü kitaplarından birisiydi, Miranda July olayları sıra dışı bir üslup ile ele a [...]

    26. “Not everyone has to be literate, there are some great reasons for resisting language, and one of them is love.”So goes the lilting logic in Miranda July's self-fashioned world of wonder and regret and pain and hilarity. One wishes continually when flipping through this book that he could be part of her microcosm. Playing observer to the tragicomic plights of her characters is damn good fun, though.The wrenching-yet-light "The Shared Patio" leads off, sufficiently whelming from the start. Ju [...]

    27. When I first heard about Miranda July from hipsters (and hipster-haters) I wanted nothing to do with her, assuming she overwrites like Diablo Cody. I couldn't have been more wrong. I watched You, Me and Everyone We Know - LOVED IT. Watched The Future - really LIKED it (it's a tougher one to watch and not give into sadness, but still quite brilliant). Loved a little story she just wrote for The New Yorker too. Finally, I got my hands on this book. There's a lot of praise on the back of the paperb [...]

    28. On the first really hot day of summer '07 in New York, I lied down to read Miranda July's "No One Belongs Here More Than You." The collection of short stories reads very quickly; after two hours alone in my room I had read through more than half. Miranda July's storys are punctuated with the lost and the lonely and the slightly perverse. A father who teaches his taughter how to pleasure women with his special finger tricks, a girl who teaches the ederly in a desert community how to swim by using [...]

    29. After hearing so many good things about this book, I was disappointed to find that it was actually pretty awful. The characters- mostly women- are just so unbelievable. Unbelievable in the sense that they don't seem like real people that the rest of us know. Maybe it's just my background that I couldn't identify with these characters and thus get into the stories. I prefer a combination of good character development and plot usually. This had relatively no character development- they were weird, [...]

    30. من لحن ساده كتابو خيلي دوست داشتم خيلي روون بود و مخصوصا چون كتاب صوتي رو گوش دادم واسم جذاب بود! اينكه به تموم گوشه و كنار ذهن راوي كه يه زنه سر ميزنه. خيلي صريح تنهايي زن هايي رو به تصوير ميكشه كه به جاي اينكه دنبال گمشده اي در خودشون باشن در اطراف دنبال اون ميگردن ولي هميشه با [...]

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *