You're on an Airplane: A Self-Mythologizing Memoir

You're on an Airplane: A Self-Mythologizing Memoir

It's hard not to love Parker Posey. A singularly gifted actress with a wickedly funny personality that belies her movie star status, her cross-generational fame stems from starring roles in such unforgettable movies as Dazed and Confused, Party Girl, and You've Got Mail, and her recurring roles in Christopher Guest's mockumentaries, including his most recent, Mascots, on N It's hard not to love Parker Posey. A singularly gifted actress with a wickedly funny personality that belies her movie s...

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Title:You're on an Airplane: A Self-Mythologizing Memoir
Author:Parker Posey
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Genres:Autobiography
ISBN:0735218196
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

You're on an Airplane: A Self-Mythologizing Memoir Reviews

  • Renata
    Sep 06, 2018

    Oh, Parker Posey. How I loved you. This was so badly written, it seemed like she wrote random interesting sentences or paragraphs on napkins, flung them in the air, and had someone else type them into a book. There was ZERO order to the memoir - not by chronology, theme, nothing. I was...

    You know that old saying, ?Never meet your heroes.?? ?Nuf said. ...

    My book is called You're on an Airplane. It's a memoir pronounced with the emphasis on ?me?. Think of it like an actor who was cornered into writing. The opening premise of You're on an Airplane is that you're sitting beside Parker Posey on a flight, and with such close proximity ...

    Parker Posey was not gifted with an over-abundance of self-awareness, which makes for a very odd memoir. Early on I wondered if she didn't have any friends who were willing to let her know that many of these stories do not portray her in any sort of flattering light. Then I wondered if...

    3.5 stars would be more like it. Enjoyably larky, with an especially artful and funny opening. But at a certain point, the lack of organization gets the better of her; like many celeb memoirs, the back half of the book suffers. I liked her stories about growing up in Louisiana (who kne...

    First of all my Parker Posey fan status is: moderate, and I think you might need to be fan status: super and/or actually related to her to really click with this. Her schtick is that she's sitting next to you on an airplane and just chatting about her life, which facilitates a really c...

  • Molly Ferguson
    Aug 08, 2018

    Oh, Parker Posey. How I loved you. This was so badly written, it seemed like she wrote random interesting sentences or paragraphs on napkins, flung them in the air, and had someone else type them into a book. There was ZERO order to the memoir - not by chronology, theme, nothing. I was...

  • Amy
    Dec 04, 2018

    Oh, Parker Posey. How I loved you. This was so badly written, it seemed like she wrote random interesting sentences or paragraphs on napkins, flung them in the air, and had someone else type them into a book. There was ZERO order to the memoir - not by chronology, theme, nothing. I was...

    You know that old saying, ?Never meet your heroes.?? ?Nuf said. ...

    My book is called You're on an Airplane. It's a memoir pronounced with the emphasis on ?me?. Think of it like an actor who was cornered into writing. The opening premise of You're on an Airplane is that you're sitting beside Parker Posey on a flight, and with such close proximity ...

    Parker Posey was not gifted with an over-abundance of self-awareness, which makes for a very odd memoir. Early on I wondered if she didn't have any friends who were willing to let her know that many of these stories do not portray her in any sort of flattering light. Then I wondered if...

    3.5 stars would be more like it. Enjoyably larky, with an especially artful and funny opening. But at a certain point, the lack of organization gets the better of her; like many celeb memoirs, the back half of the book suffers. I liked her stories about growing up in Louisiana (who kne...

    First of all my Parker Posey fan status is: moderate, and I think you might need to be fan status: super and/or actually related to her to really click with this. Her schtick is that she's sitting next to you on an airplane and just chatting about her life, which facilitates a really c...

    Too much sucking up to Woody Allen and Louis C.K., not enough about Josie and the Pussycats. ...

    I used to be diligent about writing reviews but life gets in the way more often than not. Parker Posey has always been a spirit animal of mine. From her indie queen reign to her current honest and delightful memoir. She embraces an eccentric lifestyle without the trappings of an actres...

    It should be no surprise that Parker Posey comes off as a somewhat eccentric character in her book: You?re on an Airplane. While not necessarily certifiable (she is not Howard Hughes hiding Mason jars overflowing with her urine in the basement), Posey is revealed instead to be more o...

    I love Parker Posey but just couldn't get into this book, despite my initial enthusiasm when it was released. I appreciate that she tried a novel approach: the entire book is written as if she's your seatmate on a flight. It feels like something that might work as an improv sketch, but...

    There are few actors where I would watch a tv show or film just because they?re in it. Parker Posey is one of those actors. She?s not the most famous people out there, though she had a streak of indie films in the 90s. But Parker has been in some really great films (?Best in Show...

    A memoir doesn't need to be entirely accurate to be truthful. I can't decide if this memoir rings true or not, it's titled "self-mythologizing" which leads me to believe that it's probably not as truthful as it could be, but I can't believe anyone would pretend to be this person if g...

    This book was pretty much exactly how I always imagined Parker would be. A lot of fun, extremely quirky and completely open and unapologetic. Very light, easy reading though not for everyone. ...

    I listened to this book on audio and it was read by the author and that's why I love reading a memoir in audio form. The added bonus to listening to this one on audio was that Parker Posey has written this as if she is chatting to the reader on an aeroplane and so we have added audio f...

    I think her quirkiness shines through even more by listening to the audiobook. Don't think I would have enjoyed it as much without her personality coming through the speakers. ...

    This is a book for those of us who grew up inspired by Parker Posey. A laugh, a delight, absolutely zany and 100% what I expected from it and then some. To the people who rated this book a 1: who are you and are you even a fan of Posey? She's a hero and role model and a goddess t...

    I've always admired Parker Posey as a woman who managed to free herself from many of society's expectations and live by her own rules. The parts of this book I enjoyed were her stories that illustrated the difficulty of that life and how lonely, but also fun, it is to be an outsider. ...

    It started off horribly and got better but it never got good. She either has little self-knowledge or she?s hiding it very well. She does tell a few good stories, but they?re mostly lost in this self-indulgent, disorganized, fragmentary mess. ...

    *3.75* ...

    I've found Parker Posey's film roles to be weird and random (and usually brilliant), so I've always imagined her to be a weird and random individual. Turns out I was right. You're on an Airplane is Posey's memoir, written as if she finds herself bored on a long flight and decides to...

    I think I should just give up on memoirs; they almost never satisfy me. I did appreciate the setup--with airplane sounds and truly as if on an airplane conversing with a seat mate and hearing her dog snoring. Interesting vignette from life and work. She's a natural storyteller, so the ...

    Oh, Parker Posey, you gem of an actress you. This is far from your usual celebrity memoir, Parker isn?t the kind to get bogged down in all the misery of life and complain about how hard it is to be a famous actress that?s loved the world over. No, Parker is far more lighthearted an...

    Have you ever been to a family reunion where you spend extended time with the aunt who has a reputation as being eccentric or a bit of a "free spirit"? While she comes off as a bit dotty, you realize that underneath she's lot a smarter than she lets on. Well, Parker Posey is that aunt....

    She is a gem. Original style, fantastic storytelling, and just plain heartwarming. I loved it. ...

    I was so tempted to not finish listening to this but I thought at least it makes good background noise for driving and maybe there will be some interesting parts. It didn't and there weren't. ...

    I had no idea this book was a thing until I was at my local library for the first time in forever, the weekend after Thanksgiving. There it was, in the new non-fiction area ready and waiting. Oh! I exclaimed. (I really did, too.) So yes, I was/am a fan of Parker Posey going WAY back...

  • Stephanie Griffin
    Aug 10, 2018

    Oh, Parker Posey. How I loved you. This was so badly written, it seemed like she wrote random interesting sentences or paragraphs on napkins, flung them in the air, and had someone else type them into a book. There was ZERO order to the memoir - not by chronology, theme, nothing. I was...

    You know that old saying, ?Never meet your heroes.?? ?Nuf said. ...

  • Ryan
    Aug 01, 2018

    Oh, Parker Posey. How I loved you. This was so badly written, it seemed like she wrote random interesting sentences or paragraphs on napkins, flung them in the air, and had someone else type them into a book. There was ZERO order to the memoir - not by chronology, theme, nothing. I was...

    You know that old saying, ?Never meet your heroes.?? ?Nuf said. ...

    My book is called You're on an Airplane. It's a memoir pronounced with the emphasis on ?me?. Think of it like an actor who was cornered into writing. The opening premise of You're on an Airplane is that you're sitting beside Parker Posey on a flight, and with such close proximity ...

    Parker Posey was not gifted with an over-abundance of self-awareness, which makes for a very odd memoir. Early on I wondered if she didn't have any friends who were willing to let her know that many of these stories do not portray her in any sort of flattering light. Then I wondered if...

    3.5 stars would be more like it. Enjoyably larky, with an especially artful and funny opening. But at a certain point, the lack of organization gets the better of her; like many celeb memoirs, the back half of the book suffers. I liked her stories about growing up in Louisiana (who kne...

    First of all my Parker Posey fan status is: moderate, and I think you might need to be fan status: super and/or actually related to her to really click with this. Her schtick is that she's sitting next to you on an airplane and just chatting about her life, which facilitates a really c...

    Too much sucking up to Woody Allen and Louis C.K., not enough about Josie and the Pussycats. ...

    I used to be diligent about writing reviews but life gets in the way more often than not. Parker Posey has always been a spirit animal of mine. From her indie queen reign to her current honest and delightful memoir. She embraces an eccentric lifestyle without the trappings of an actres...

    It should be no surprise that Parker Posey comes off as a somewhat eccentric character in her book: You?re on an Airplane. While not necessarily certifiable (she is not Howard Hughes hiding Mason jars overflowing with her urine in the basement), Posey is revealed instead to be more o...

    I love Parker Posey but just couldn't get into this book, despite my initial enthusiasm when it was released. I appreciate that she tried a novel approach: the entire book is written as if she's your seatmate on a flight. It feels like something that might work as an improv sketch, but...

    There are few actors where I would watch a tv show or film just because they?re in it. Parker Posey is one of those actors. She?s not the most famous people out there, though she had a streak of indie films in the 90s. But Parker has been in some really great films (?Best in Show...

  • Hank Stuever
    Aug 17, 2018

    Oh, Parker Posey. How I loved you. This was so badly written, it seemed like she wrote random interesting sentences or paragraphs on napkins, flung them in the air, and had someone else type them into a book. There was ZERO order to the memoir - not by chronology, theme, nothing. I was...

    You know that old saying, ?Never meet your heroes.?? ?Nuf said. ...

    My book is called You're on an Airplane. It's a memoir pronounced with the emphasis on ?me?. Think of it like an actor who was cornered into writing. The opening premise of You're on an Airplane is that you're sitting beside Parker Posey on a flight, and with such close proximity ...

    Parker Posey was not gifted with an over-abundance of self-awareness, which makes for a very odd memoir. Early on I wondered if she didn't have any friends who were willing to let her know that many of these stories do not portray her in any sort of flattering light. Then I wondered if...

    3.5 stars would be more like it. Enjoyably larky, with an especially artful and funny opening. But at a certain point, the lack of organization gets the better of her; like many celeb memoirs, the back half of the book suffers. I liked her stories about growing up in Louisiana (who kne...

  • Joyce
    Sep 20, 2018

    Oh, Parker Posey. How I loved you. This was so badly written, it seemed like she wrote random interesting sentences or paragraphs on napkins, flung them in the air, and had someone else type them into a book. There was ZERO order to the memoir - not by chronology, theme, nothing. I was...

    You know that old saying, ?Never meet your heroes.?? ?Nuf said. ...

    My book is called You're on an Airplane. It's a memoir pronounced with the emphasis on ?me?. Think of it like an actor who was cornered into writing. The opening premise of You're on an Airplane is that you're sitting beside Parker Posey on a flight, and with such close proximity ...

    Parker Posey was not gifted with an over-abundance of self-awareness, which makes for a very odd memoir. Early on I wondered if she didn't have any friends who were willing to let her know that many of these stories do not portray her in any sort of flattering light. Then I wondered if...

    3.5 stars would be more like it. Enjoyably larky, with an especially artful and funny opening. But at a certain point, the lack of organization gets the better of her; like many celeb memoirs, the back half of the book suffers. I liked her stories about growing up in Louisiana (who kne...

    First of all my Parker Posey fan status is: moderate, and I think you might need to be fan status: super and/or actually related to her to really click with this. Her schtick is that she's sitting next to you on an airplane and just chatting about her life, which facilitates a really c...

    Too much sucking up to Woody Allen and Louis C.K., not enough about Josie and the Pussycats. ...

    I used to be diligent about writing reviews but life gets in the way more often than not. Parker Posey has always been a spirit animal of mine. From her indie queen reign to her current honest and delightful memoir. She embraces an eccentric lifestyle without the trappings of an actres...

    It should be no surprise that Parker Posey comes off as a somewhat eccentric character in her book: You?re on an Airplane. While not necessarily certifiable (she is not Howard Hughes hiding Mason jars overflowing with her urine in the basement), Posey is revealed instead to be more o...

    I love Parker Posey but just couldn't get into this book, despite my initial enthusiasm when it was released. I appreciate that she tried a novel approach: the entire book is written as if she's your seatmate on a flight. It feels like something that might work as an improv sketch, but...

    There are few actors where I would watch a tv show or film just because they?re in it. Parker Posey is one of those actors. She?s not the most famous people out there, though she had a streak of indie films in the 90s. But Parker has been in some really great films (?Best in Show...

    A memoir doesn't need to be entirely accurate to be truthful. I can't decide if this memoir rings true or not, it's titled "self-mythologizing" which leads me to believe that it's probably not as truthful as it could be, but I can't believe anyone would pretend to be this person if g...

    This book was pretty much exactly how I always imagined Parker would be. A lot of fun, extremely quirky and completely open and unapologetic. Very light, easy reading though not for everyone. ...

    I listened to this book on audio and it was read by the author and that's why I love reading a memoir in audio form. The added bonus to listening to this one on audio was that Parker Posey has written this as if she is chatting to the reader on an aeroplane and so we have added audio f...

    I think her quirkiness shines through even more by listening to the audiobook. Don't think I would have enjoyed it as much without her personality coming through the speakers. ...

    This is a book for those of us who grew up inspired by Parker Posey. A laugh, a delight, absolutely zany and 100% what I expected from it and then some. To the people who rated this book a 1: who are you and are you even a fan of Posey? She's a hero and role model and a goddess t...

    I've always admired Parker Posey as a woman who managed to free herself from many of society's expectations and live by her own rules. The parts of this book I enjoyed were her stories that illustrated the difficulty of that life and how lonely, but also fun, it is to be an outsider. ...

    It started off horribly and got better but it never got good. She either has little self-knowledge or she?s hiding it very well. She does tell a few good stories, but they?re mostly lost in this self-indulgent, disorganized, fragmentary mess. ...

    *3.75* ...

    I've found Parker Posey's film roles to be weird and random (and usually brilliant), so I've always imagined her to be a weird and random individual. Turns out I was right. You're on an Airplane is Posey's memoir, written as if she finds herself bored on a long flight and decides to...

    I think I should just give up on memoirs; they almost never satisfy me. I did appreciate the setup--with airplane sounds and truly as if on an airplane conversing with a seat mate and hearing her dog snoring. Interesting vignette from life and work. She's a natural storyteller, so the ...

  • Lynx
    Oct 19, 2018

    Oh, Parker Posey. How I loved you. This was so badly written, it seemed like she wrote random interesting sentences or paragraphs on napkins, flung them in the air, and had someone else type them into a book. There was ZERO order to the memoir - not by chronology, theme, nothing. I was...

    You know that old saying, ?Never meet your heroes.?? ?Nuf said. ...

    My book is called You're on an Airplane. It's a memoir pronounced with the emphasis on ?me?. Think of it like an actor who was cornered into writing. The opening premise of You're on an Airplane is that you're sitting beside Parker Posey on a flight, and with such close proximity ...

    Parker Posey was not gifted with an over-abundance of self-awareness, which makes for a very odd memoir. Early on I wondered if she didn't have any friends who were willing to let her know that many of these stories do not portray her in any sort of flattering light. Then I wondered if...

    3.5 stars would be more like it. Enjoyably larky, with an especially artful and funny opening. But at a certain point, the lack of organization gets the better of her; like many celeb memoirs, the back half of the book suffers. I liked her stories about growing up in Louisiana (who kne...

    First of all my Parker Posey fan status is: moderate, and I think you might need to be fan status: super and/or actually related to her to really click with this. Her schtick is that she's sitting next to you on an airplane and just chatting about her life, which facilitates a really c...

    Too much sucking up to Woody Allen and Louis C.K., not enough about Josie and the Pussycats. ...

    I used to be diligent about writing reviews but life gets in the way more often than not. Parker Posey has always been a spirit animal of mine. From her indie queen reign to her current honest and delightful memoir. She embraces an eccentric lifestyle without the trappings of an actres...

    It should be no surprise that Parker Posey comes off as a somewhat eccentric character in her book: You?re on an Airplane. While not necessarily certifiable (she is not Howard Hughes hiding Mason jars overflowing with her urine in the basement), Posey is revealed instead to be more o...

    I love Parker Posey but just couldn't get into this book, despite my initial enthusiasm when it was released. I appreciate that she tried a novel approach: the entire book is written as if she's your seatmate on a flight. It feels like something that might work as an improv sketch, but...

    There are few actors where I would watch a tv show or film just because they?re in it. Parker Posey is one of those actors. She?s not the most famous people out there, though she had a streak of indie films in the 90s. But Parker has been in some really great films (?Best in Show...

    A memoir doesn't need to be entirely accurate to be truthful. I can't decide if this memoir rings true or not, it's titled "self-mythologizing" which leads me to believe that it's probably not as truthful as it could be, but I can't believe anyone would pretend to be this person if g...

    This book was pretty much exactly how I always imagined Parker would be. A lot of fun, extremely quirky and completely open and unapologetic. Very light, easy reading though not for everyone. ...

  • Susan
    Aug 30, 2018

    Oh, Parker Posey. How I loved you. This was so badly written, it seemed like she wrote random interesting sentences or paragraphs on napkins, flung them in the air, and had someone else type them into a book. There was ZERO order to the memoir - not by chronology, theme, nothing. I was...

    You know that old saying, ?Never meet your heroes.?? ?Nuf said. ...

    My book is called You're on an Airplane. It's a memoir pronounced with the emphasis on ?me?. Think of it like an actor who was cornered into writing. The opening premise of You're on an Airplane is that you're sitting beside Parker Posey on a flight, and with such close proximity ...

    Parker Posey was not gifted with an over-abundance of self-awareness, which makes for a very odd memoir. Early on I wondered if she didn't have any friends who were willing to let her know that many of these stories do not portray her in any sort of flattering light. Then I wondered if...

    3.5 stars would be more like it. Enjoyably larky, with an especially artful and funny opening. But at a certain point, the lack of organization gets the better of her; like many celeb memoirs, the back half of the book suffers. I liked her stories about growing up in Louisiana (who kne...

    First of all my Parker Posey fan status is: moderate, and I think you might need to be fan status: super and/or actually related to her to really click with this. Her schtick is that she's sitting next to you on an airplane and just chatting about her life, which facilitates a really c...

    Too much sucking up to Woody Allen and Louis C.K., not enough about Josie and the Pussycats. ...

    I used to be diligent about writing reviews but life gets in the way more often than not. Parker Posey has always been a spirit animal of mine. From her indie queen reign to her current honest and delightful memoir. She embraces an eccentric lifestyle without the trappings of an actres...

    It should be no surprise that Parker Posey comes off as a somewhat eccentric character in her book: You?re on an Airplane. While not necessarily certifiable (she is not Howard Hughes hiding Mason jars overflowing with her urine in the basement), Posey is revealed instead to be more o...

    I love Parker Posey but just couldn't get into this book, despite my initial enthusiasm when it was released. I appreciate that she tried a novel approach: the entire book is written as if she's your seatmate on a flight. It feels like something that might work as an improv sketch, but...

    There are few actors where I would watch a tv show or film just because they?re in it. Parker Posey is one of those actors. She?s not the most famous people out there, though she had a streak of indie films in the 90s. But Parker has been in some really great films (?Best in Show...

    A memoir doesn't need to be entirely accurate to be truthful. I can't decide if this memoir rings true or not, it's titled "self-mythologizing" which leads me to believe that it's probably not as truthful as it could be, but I can't believe anyone would pretend to be this person if g...

    This book was pretty much exactly how I always imagined Parker would be. A lot of fun, extremely quirky and completely open and unapologetic. Very light, easy reading though not for everyone. ...

    I listened to this book on audio and it was read by the author and that's why I love reading a memoir in audio form. The added bonus to listening to this one on audio was that Parker Posey has written this as if she is chatting to the reader on an aeroplane and so we have added audio f...

    I think her quirkiness shines through even more by listening to the audiobook. Don't think I would have enjoyed it as much without her personality coming through the speakers. ...

    This is a book for those of us who grew up inspired by Parker Posey. A laugh, a delight, absolutely zany and 100% what I expected from it and then some. To the people who rated this book a 1: who are you and are you even a fan of Posey? She's a hero and role model and a goddess t...

    I've always admired Parker Posey as a woman who managed to free herself from many of society's expectations and live by her own rules. The parts of this book I enjoyed were her stories that illustrated the difficulty of that life and how lonely, but also fun, it is to be an outsider. ...

    It started off horribly and got better but it never got good. She either has little self-knowledge or she?s hiding it very well. She does tell a few good stories, but they?re mostly lost in this self-indulgent, disorganized, fragmentary mess. ...

    *3.75* ...

    I've found Parker Posey's film roles to be weird and random (and usually brilliant), so I've always imagined her to be a weird and random individual. Turns out I was right. You're on an Airplane is Posey's memoir, written as if she finds herself bored on a long flight and decides to...

    I think I should just give up on memoirs; they almost never satisfy me. I did appreciate the setup--with airplane sounds and truly as if on an airplane conversing with a seat mate and hearing her dog snoring. Interesting vignette from life and work. She's a natural storyteller, so the ...

    Oh, Parker Posey, you gem of an actress you. This is far from your usual celebrity memoir, Parker isn?t the kind to get bogged down in all the misery of life and complain about how hard it is to be a famous actress that?s loved the world over. No, Parker is far more lighthearted an...

    Have you ever been to a family reunion where you spend extended time with the aunt who has a reputation as being eccentric or a bit of a "free spirit"? While she comes off as a bit dotty, you realize that underneath she's lot a smarter than she lets on. Well, Parker Posey is that aunt....

    She is a gem. Original style, fantastic storytelling, and just plain heartwarming. I loved it. ...

    I was so tempted to not finish listening to this but I thought at least it makes good background noise for driving and maybe there will be some interesting parts. It didn't and there weren't. ...

    I had no idea this book was a thing until I was at my local library for the first time in forever, the weekend after Thanksgiving. There it was, in the new non-fiction area ready and waiting. Oh! I exclaimed. (I really did, too.) So yes, I was/am a fan of Parker Posey going WAY back...

    As a fan of Parker Posey, I was semi-disappointed with this one. Her usual fast-talking and eccentricities that you see in her interviews and that are so much fun didn?t really translate well to paper. There were glimpses of a fantastic writer in this memoir but her rambling nature s...

    It was just what I was looking for. Had a real Parker Posey on an airplane spirit to it. There were times when I rolled my eyes a little and thought, that's a little annoying, (like when she described the Vancouver methadone strategy as, drugs aren't really illegal in Canada lol... It'...

    Not a page turner but I liked it for the insights it gave me into what it's like to be her in the movie business. Also, I'll always love her for her role in Party Girl, the best librarian movie ever. ...

  • Krista
    Jun 28, 2018

    Oh, Parker Posey. How I loved you. This was so badly written, it seemed like she wrote random interesting sentences or paragraphs on napkins, flung them in the air, and had someone else type them into a book. There was ZERO order to the memoir - not by chronology, theme, nothing. I was...

    You know that old saying, ?Never meet your heroes.?? ?Nuf said. ...

    My book is called You're on an Airplane. It's a memoir pronounced with the emphasis on ?me?. Think of it like an actor who was cornered into writing. The opening premise of You're on an Airplane is that you're sitting beside Parker Posey on a flight, and with such close proximity ...

  • Cathy
    Aug 14, 2018

    Oh, Parker Posey. How I loved you. This was so badly written, it seemed like she wrote random interesting sentences or paragraphs on napkins, flung them in the air, and had someone else type them into a book. There was ZERO order to the memoir - not by chronology, theme, nothing. I was...

    You know that old saying, ?Never meet your heroes.?? ?Nuf said. ...

    My book is called You're on an Airplane. It's a memoir pronounced with the emphasis on ?me?. Think of it like an actor who was cornered into writing. The opening premise of You're on an Airplane is that you're sitting beside Parker Posey on a flight, and with such close proximity ...

    Parker Posey was not gifted with an over-abundance of self-awareness, which makes for a very odd memoir. Early on I wondered if she didn't have any friends who were willing to let her know that many of these stories do not portray her in any sort of flattering light. Then I wondered if...

    3.5 stars would be more like it. Enjoyably larky, with an especially artful and funny opening. But at a certain point, the lack of organization gets the better of her; like many celeb memoirs, the back half of the book suffers. I liked her stories about growing up in Louisiana (who kne...

    First of all my Parker Posey fan status is: moderate, and I think you might need to be fan status: super and/or actually related to her to really click with this. Her schtick is that she's sitting next to you on an airplane and just chatting about her life, which facilitates a really c...

    Too much sucking up to Woody Allen and Louis C.K., not enough about Josie and the Pussycats. ...

    I used to be diligent about writing reviews but life gets in the way more often than not. Parker Posey has always been a spirit animal of mine. From her indie queen reign to her current honest and delightful memoir. She embraces an eccentric lifestyle without the trappings of an actres...

    It should be no surprise that Parker Posey comes off as a somewhat eccentric character in her book: You?re on an Airplane. While not necessarily certifiable (she is not Howard Hughes hiding Mason jars overflowing with her urine in the basement), Posey is revealed instead to be more o...

    I love Parker Posey but just couldn't get into this book, despite my initial enthusiasm when it was released. I appreciate that she tried a novel approach: the entire book is written as if she's your seatmate on a flight. It feels like something that might work as an improv sketch, but...

    There are few actors where I would watch a tv show or film just because they?re in it. Parker Posey is one of those actors. She?s not the most famous people out there, though she had a streak of indie films in the 90s. But Parker has been in some really great films (?Best in Show...

    A memoir doesn't need to be entirely accurate to be truthful. I can't decide if this memoir rings true or not, it's titled "self-mythologizing" which leads me to believe that it's probably not as truthful as it could be, but I can't believe anyone would pretend to be this person if g...

    This book was pretty much exactly how I always imagined Parker would be. A lot of fun, extremely quirky and completely open and unapologetic. Very light, easy reading though not for everyone. ...

    I listened to this book on audio and it was read by the author and that's why I love reading a memoir in audio form. The added bonus to listening to this one on audio was that Parker Posey has written this as if she is chatting to the reader on an aeroplane and so we have added audio f...

    I think her quirkiness shines through even more by listening to the audiobook. Don't think I would have enjoyed it as much without her personality coming through the speakers. ...

    This is a book for those of us who grew up inspired by Parker Posey. A laugh, a delight, absolutely zany and 100% what I expected from it and then some. To the people who rated this book a 1: who are you and are you even a fan of Posey? She's a hero and role model and a goddess t...

    I've always admired Parker Posey as a woman who managed to free herself from many of society's expectations and live by her own rules. The parts of this book I enjoyed were her stories that illustrated the difficulty of that life and how lonely, but also fun, it is to be an outsider. ...

    It started off horribly and got better but it never got good. She either has little self-knowledge or she?s hiding it very well. She does tell a few good stories, but they?re mostly lost in this self-indulgent, disorganized, fragmentary mess. ...

    *3.75* ...

    I've found Parker Posey's film roles to be weird and random (and usually brilliant), so I've always imagined her to be a weird and random individual. Turns out I was right. You're on an Airplane is Posey's memoir, written as if she finds herself bored on a long flight and decides to...

    I think I should just give up on memoirs; they almost never satisfy me. I did appreciate the setup--with airplane sounds and truly as if on an airplane conversing with a seat mate and hearing her dog snoring. Interesting vignette from life and work. She's a natural storyteller, so the ...

    Oh, Parker Posey, you gem of an actress you. This is far from your usual celebrity memoir, Parker isn?t the kind to get bogged down in all the misery of life and complain about how hard it is to be a famous actress that?s loved the world over. No, Parker is far more lighthearted an...

    Have you ever been to a family reunion where you spend extended time with the aunt who has a reputation as being eccentric or a bit of a "free spirit"? While she comes off as a bit dotty, you realize that underneath she's lot a smarter than she lets on. Well, Parker Posey is that aunt....

    She is a gem. Original style, fantastic storytelling, and just plain heartwarming. I loved it. ...

    I was so tempted to not finish listening to this but I thought at least it makes good background noise for driving and maybe there will be some interesting parts. It didn't and there weren't. ...

  • Mary Gent
    Aug 22, 2018

    Oh, Parker Posey. How I loved you. This was so badly written, it seemed like she wrote random interesting sentences or paragraphs on napkins, flung them in the air, and had someone else type them into a book. There was ZERO order to the memoir - not by chronology, theme, nothing. I was...

    You know that old saying, ?Never meet your heroes.?? ?Nuf said. ...

    My book is called You're on an Airplane. It's a memoir pronounced with the emphasis on ?me?. Think of it like an actor who was cornered into writing. The opening premise of You're on an Airplane is that you're sitting beside Parker Posey on a flight, and with such close proximity ...

    Parker Posey was not gifted with an over-abundance of self-awareness, which makes for a very odd memoir. Early on I wondered if she didn't have any friends who were willing to let her know that many of these stories do not portray her in any sort of flattering light. Then I wondered if...

    3.5 stars would be more like it. Enjoyably larky, with an especially artful and funny opening. But at a certain point, the lack of organization gets the better of her; like many celeb memoirs, the back half of the book suffers. I liked her stories about growing up in Louisiana (who kne...

    First of all my Parker Posey fan status is: moderate, and I think you might need to be fan status: super and/or actually related to her to really click with this. Her schtick is that she's sitting next to you on an airplane and just chatting about her life, which facilitates a really c...

    Too much sucking up to Woody Allen and Louis C.K., not enough about Josie and the Pussycats. ...

    I used to be diligent about writing reviews but life gets in the way more often than not. Parker Posey has always been a spirit animal of mine. From her indie queen reign to her current honest and delightful memoir. She embraces an eccentric lifestyle without the trappings of an actres...

  • Kyra Leseberg (Roots & Reads)
    Aug 17, 2018

    Oh, Parker Posey. How I loved you. This was so badly written, it seemed like she wrote random interesting sentences or paragraphs on napkins, flung them in the air, and had someone else type them into a book. There was ZERO order to the memoir - not by chronology, theme, nothing. I was...

    You know that old saying, ?Never meet your heroes.?? ?Nuf said. ...

    My book is called You're on an Airplane. It's a memoir pronounced with the emphasis on ?me?. Think of it like an actor who was cornered into writing. The opening premise of You're on an Airplane is that you're sitting beside Parker Posey on a flight, and with such close proximity ...

    Parker Posey was not gifted with an over-abundance of self-awareness, which makes for a very odd memoir. Early on I wondered if she didn't have any friends who were willing to let her know that many of these stories do not portray her in any sort of flattering light. Then I wondered if...

    3.5 stars would be more like it. Enjoyably larky, with an especially artful and funny opening. But at a certain point, the lack of organization gets the better of her; like many celeb memoirs, the back half of the book suffers. I liked her stories about growing up in Louisiana (who kne...

    First of all my Parker Posey fan status is: moderate, and I think you might need to be fan status: super and/or actually related to her to really click with this. Her schtick is that she's sitting next to you on an airplane and just chatting about her life, which facilitates a really c...

    Too much sucking up to Woody Allen and Louis C.K., not enough about Josie and the Pussycats. ...

    I used to be diligent about writing reviews but life gets in the way more often than not. Parker Posey has always been a spirit animal of mine. From her indie queen reign to her current honest and delightful memoir. She embraces an eccentric lifestyle without the trappings of an actres...

    It should be no surprise that Parker Posey comes off as a somewhat eccentric character in her book: You?re on an Airplane. While not necessarily certifiable (she is not Howard Hughes hiding Mason jars overflowing with her urine in the basement), Posey is revealed instead to be more o...

    I love Parker Posey but just couldn't get into this book, despite my initial enthusiasm when it was released. I appreciate that she tried a novel approach: the entire book is written as if she's your seatmate on a flight. It feels like something that might work as an improv sketch, but...

    There are few actors where I would watch a tv show or film just because they?re in it. Parker Posey is one of those actors. She?s not the most famous people out there, though she had a streak of indie films in the 90s. But Parker has been in some really great films (?Best in Show...

    A memoir doesn't need to be entirely accurate to be truthful. I can't decide if this memoir rings true or not, it's titled "self-mythologizing" which leads me to believe that it's probably not as truthful as it could be, but I can't believe anyone would pretend to be this person if g...

    This book was pretty much exactly how I always imagined Parker would be. A lot of fun, extremely quirky and completely open and unapologetic. Very light, easy reading though not for everyone. ...

    I listened to this book on audio and it was read by the author and that's why I love reading a memoir in audio form. The added bonus to listening to this one on audio was that Parker Posey has written this as if she is chatting to the reader on an aeroplane and so we have added audio f...

    I think her quirkiness shines through even more by listening to the audiobook. Don't think I would have enjoyed it as much without her personality coming through the speakers. ...

    This is a book for those of us who grew up inspired by Parker Posey. A laugh, a delight, absolutely zany and 100% what I expected from it and then some. To the people who rated this book a 1: who are you and are you even a fan of Posey? She's a hero and role model and a goddess t...

    I've always admired Parker Posey as a woman who managed to free herself from many of society's expectations and live by her own rules. The parts of this book I enjoyed were her stories that illustrated the difficulty of that life and how lonely, but also fun, it is to be an outsider. ...

    It started off horribly and got better but it never got good. She either has little self-knowledge or she?s hiding it very well. She does tell a few good stories, but they?re mostly lost in this self-indulgent, disorganized, fragmentary mess. ...

    *3.75* ...

    I've found Parker Posey's film roles to be weird and random (and usually brilliant), so I've always imagined her to be a weird and random individual. Turns out I was right. You're on an Airplane is Posey's memoir, written as if she finds herself bored on a long flight and decides to...

  • Courtenay
    Jul 27, 2018

    Oh, Parker Posey. How I loved you. This was so badly written, it seemed like she wrote random interesting sentences or paragraphs on napkins, flung them in the air, and had someone else type them into a book. There was ZERO order to the memoir - not by chronology, theme, nothing. I was...

    You know that old saying, ?Never meet your heroes.?? ?Nuf said. ...

    My book is called You're on an Airplane. It's a memoir pronounced with the emphasis on ?me?. Think of it like an actor who was cornered into writing. The opening premise of You're on an Airplane is that you're sitting beside Parker Posey on a flight, and with such close proximity ...

    Parker Posey was not gifted with an over-abundance of self-awareness, which makes for a very odd memoir. Early on I wondered if she didn't have any friends who were willing to let her know that many of these stories do not portray her in any sort of flattering light. Then I wondered if...

    3.5 stars would be more like it. Enjoyably larky, with an especially artful and funny opening. But at a certain point, the lack of organization gets the better of her; like many celeb memoirs, the back half of the book suffers. I liked her stories about growing up in Louisiana (who kne...

    First of all my Parker Posey fan status is: moderate, and I think you might need to be fan status: super and/or actually related to her to really click with this. Her schtick is that she's sitting next to you on an airplane and just chatting about her life, which facilitates a really c...

    Too much sucking up to Woody Allen and Louis C.K., not enough about Josie and the Pussycats. ...

    I used to be diligent about writing reviews but life gets in the way more often than not. Parker Posey has always been a spirit animal of mine. From her indie queen reign to her current honest and delightful memoir. She embraces an eccentric lifestyle without the trappings of an actres...

    It should be no surprise that Parker Posey comes off as a somewhat eccentric character in her book: You?re on an Airplane. While not necessarily certifiable (she is not Howard Hughes hiding Mason jars overflowing with her urine in the basement), Posey is revealed instead to be more o...

    I love Parker Posey but just couldn't get into this book, despite my initial enthusiasm when it was released. I appreciate that she tried a novel approach: the entire book is written as if she's your seatmate on a flight. It feels like something that might work as an improv sketch, but...

    There are few actors where I would watch a tv show or film just because they?re in it. Parker Posey is one of those actors. She?s not the most famous people out there, though she had a streak of indie films in the 90s. But Parker has been in some really great films (?Best in Show...

    A memoir doesn't need to be entirely accurate to be truthful. I can't decide if this memoir rings true or not, it's titled "self-mythologizing" which leads me to believe that it's probably not as truthful as it could be, but I can't believe anyone would pretend to be this person if g...

    This book was pretty much exactly how I always imagined Parker would be. A lot of fun, extremely quirky and completely open and unapologetic. Very light, easy reading though not for everyone. ...

    I listened to this book on audio and it was read by the author and that's why I love reading a memoir in audio form. The added bonus to listening to this one on audio was that Parker Posey has written this as if she is chatting to the reader on an aeroplane and so we have added audio f...

    I think her quirkiness shines through even more by listening to the audiobook. Don't think I would have enjoyed it as much without her personality coming through the speakers. ...

  • Tara
    Aug 09, 2018

    Oh, Parker Posey. How I loved you. This was so badly written, it seemed like she wrote random interesting sentences or paragraphs on napkins, flung them in the air, and had someone else type them into a book. There was ZERO order to the memoir - not by chronology, theme, nothing. I was...

    You know that old saying, ?Never meet your heroes.?? ?Nuf said. ...

    My book is called You're on an Airplane. It's a memoir pronounced with the emphasis on ?me?. Think of it like an actor who was cornered into writing. The opening premise of You're on an Airplane is that you're sitting beside Parker Posey on a flight, and with such close proximity ...

    Parker Posey was not gifted with an over-abundance of self-awareness, which makes for a very odd memoir. Early on I wondered if she didn't have any friends who were willing to let her know that many of these stories do not portray her in any sort of flattering light. Then I wondered if...

    3.5 stars would be more like it. Enjoyably larky, with an especially artful and funny opening. But at a certain point, the lack of organization gets the better of her; like many celeb memoirs, the back half of the book suffers. I liked her stories about growing up in Louisiana (who kne...

    First of all my Parker Posey fan status is: moderate, and I think you might need to be fan status: super and/or actually related to her to really click with this. Her schtick is that she's sitting next to you on an airplane and just chatting about her life, which facilitates a really c...

    Too much sucking up to Woody Allen and Louis C.K., not enough about Josie and the Pussycats. ...

  • Fabulous Book Fiend
    Jul 24, 2018

    Oh, Parker Posey. How I loved you. This was so badly written, it seemed like she wrote random interesting sentences or paragraphs on napkins, flung them in the air, and had someone else type them into a book. There was ZERO order to the memoir - not by chronology, theme, nothing. I was...

    You know that old saying, ?Never meet your heroes.?? ?Nuf said. ...

    My book is called You're on an Airplane. It's a memoir pronounced with the emphasis on ?me?. Think of it like an actor who was cornered into writing. The opening premise of You're on an Airplane is that you're sitting beside Parker Posey on a flight, and with such close proximity ...

    Parker Posey was not gifted with an over-abundance of self-awareness, which makes for a very odd memoir. Early on I wondered if she didn't have any friends who were willing to let her know that many of these stories do not portray her in any sort of flattering light. Then I wondered if...

    3.5 stars would be more like it. Enjoyably larky, with an especially artful and funny opening. But at a certain point, the lack of organization gets the better of her; like many celeb memoirs, the back half of the book suffers. I liked her stories about growing up in Louisiana (who kne...

    First of all my Parker Posey fan status is: moderate, and I think you might need to be fan status: super and/or actually related to her to really click with this. Her schtick is that she's sitting next to you on an airplane and just chatting about her life, which facilitates a really c...

    Too much sucking up to Woody Allen and Louis C.K., not enough about Josie and the Pussycats. ...

    I used to be diligent about writing reviews but life gets in the way more often than not. Parker Posey has always been a spirit animal of mine. From her indie queen reign to her current honest and delightful memoir. She embraces an eccentric lifestyle without the trappings of an actres...

    It should be no surprise that Parker Posey comes off as a somewhat eccentric character in her book: You?re on an Airplane. While not necessarily certifiable (she is not Howard Hughes hiding Mason jars overflowing with her urine in the basement), Posey is revealed instead to be more o...

    I love Parker Posey but just couldn't get into this book, despite my initial enthusiasm when it was released. I appreciate that she tried a novel approach: the entire book is written as if she's your seatmate on a flight. It feels like something that might work as an improv sketch, but...

    There are few actors where I would watch a tv show or film just because they?re in it. Parker Posey is one of those actors. She?s not the most famous people out there, though she had a streak of indie films in the 90s. But Parker has been in some really great films (?Best in Show...

    A memoir doesn't need to be entirely accurate to be truthful. I can't decide if this memoir rings true or not, it's titled "self-mythologizing" which leads me to believe that it's probably not as truthful as it could be, but I can't believe anyone would pretend to be this person if g...

    This book was pretty much exactly how I always imagined Parker would be. A lot of fun, extremely quirky and completely open and unapologetic. Very light, easy reading though not for everyone. ...

    I listened to this book on audio and it was read by the author and that's why I love reading a memoir in audio form. The added bonus to listening to this one on audio was that Parker Posey has written this as if she is chatting to the reader on an aeroplane and so we have added audio f...

  • Angela
    Jan 30, 2019

    Oh, Parker Posey. How I loved you. This was so badly written, it seemed like she wrote random interesting sentences or paragraphs on napkins, flung them in the air, and had someone else type them into a book. There was ZERO order to the memoir - not by chronology, theme, nothing. I was...

    You know that old saying, ?Never meet your heroes.?? ?Nuf said. ...

    My book is called You're on an Airplane. It's a memoir pronounced with the emphasis on ?me?. Think of it like an actor who was cornered into writing. The opening premise of You're on an Airplane is that you're sitting beside Parker Posey on a flight, and with such close proximity ...

    Parker Posey was not gifted with an over-abundance of self-awareness, which makes for a very odd memoir. Early on I wondered if she didn't have any friends who were willing to let her know that many of these stories do not portray her in any sort of flattering light. Then I wondered if...

    3.5 stars would be more like it. Enjoyably larky, with an especially artful and funny opening. But at a certain point, the lack of organization gets the better of her; like many celeb memoirs, the back half of the book suffers. I liked her stories about growing up in Louisiana (who kne...

    First of all my Parker Posey fan status is: moderate, and I think you might need to be fan status: super and/or actually related to her to really click with this. Her schtick is that she's sitting next to you on an airplane and just chatting about her life, which facilitates a really c...

    Too much sucking up to Woody Allen and Louis C.K., not enough about Josie and the Pussycats. ...

    I used to be diligent about writing reviews but life gets in the way more often than not. Parker Posey has always been a spirit animal of mine. From her indie queen reign to her current honest and delightful memoir. She embraces an eccentric lifestyle without the trappings of an actres...

    It should be no surprise that Parker Posey comes off as a somewhat eccentric character in her book: You?re on an Airplane. While not necessarily certifiable (she is not Howard Hughes hiding Mason jars overflowing with her urine in the basement), Posey is revealed instead to be more o...

    I love Parker Posey but just couldn't get into this book, despite my initial enthusiasm when it was released. I appreciate that she tried a novel approach: the entire book is written as if she's your seatmate on a flight. It feels like something that might work as an improv sketch, but...

    There are few actors where I would watch a tv show or film just because they?re in it. Parker Posey is one of those actors. She?s not the most famous people out there, though she had a streak of indie films in the 90s. But Parker has been in some really great films (?Best in Show...

    A memoir doesn't need to be entirely accurate to be truthful. I can't decide if this memoir rings true or not, it's titled "self-mythologizing" which leads me to believe that it's probably not as truthful as it could be, but I can't believe anyone would pretend to be this person if g...

    This book was pretty much exactly how I always imagined Parker would be. A lot of fun, extremely quirky and completely open and unapologetic. Very light, easy reading though not for everyone. ...

    I listened to this book on audio and it was read by the author and that's why I love reading a memoir in audio form. The added bonus to listening to this one on audio was that Parker Posey has written this as if she is chatting to the reader on an aeroplane and so we have added audio f...

    I think her quirkiness shines through even more by listening to the audiobook. Don't think I would have enjoyed it as much without her personality coming through the speakers. ...

    This is a book for those of us who grew up inspired by Parker Posey. A laugh, a delight, absolutely zany and 100% what I expected from it and then some. To the people who rated this book a 1: who are you and are you even a fan of Posey? She's a hero and role model and a goddess t...

    I've always admired Parker Posey as a woman who managed to free herself from many of society's expectations and live by her own rules. The parts of this book I enjoyed were her stories that illustrated the difficulty of that life and how lonely, but also fun, it is to be an outsider. ...

    It started off horribly and got better but it never got good. She either has little self-knowledge or she?s hiding it very well. She does tell a few good stories, but they?re mostly lost in this self-indulgent, disorganized, fragmentary mess. ...

    *3.75* ...

    I've found Parker Posey's film roles to be weird and random (and usually brilliant), so I've always imagined her to be a weird and random individual. Turns out I was right. You're on an Airplane is Posey's memoir, written as if she finds herself bored on a long flight and decides to...

    I think I should just give up on memoirs; they almost never satisfy me. I did appreciate the setup--with airplane sounds and truly as if on an airplane conversing with a seat mate and hearing her dog snoring. Interesting vignette from life and work. She's a natural storyteller, so the ...

    Oh, Parker Posey, you gem of an actress you. This is far from your usual celebrity memoir, Parker isn?t the kind to get bogged down in all the misery of life and complain about how hard it is to be a famous actress that?s loved the world over. No, Parker is far more lighthearted an...

    Have you ever been to a family reunion where you spend extended time with the aunt who has a reputation as being eccentric or a bit of a "free spirit"? While she comes off as a bit dotty, you realize that underneath she's lot a smarter than she lets on. Well, Parker Posey is that aunt....

    She is a gem. Original style, fantastic storytelling, and just plain heartwarming. I loved it. ...

    I was so tempted to not finish listening to this but I thought at least it makes good background noise for driving and maybe there will be some interesting parts. It didn't and there weren't. ...

    I had no idea this book was a thing until I was at my local library for the first time in forever, the weekend after Thanksgiving. There it was, in the new non-fiction area ready and waiting. Oh! I exclaimed. (I really did, too.) So yes, I was/am a fan of Parker Posey going WAY back...

    As a fan of Parker Posey, I was semi-disappointed with this one. Her usual fast-talking and eccentricities that you see in her interviews and that are so much fun didn?t really translate well to paper. There were glimpses of a fantastic writer in this memoir but her rambling nature s...

    It was just what I was looking for. Had a real Parker Posey on an airplane spirit to it. There were times when I rolled my eyes a little and thought, that's a little annoying, (like when she described the Vancouver methadone strategy as, drugs aren't really illegal in Canada lol... It'...

    Not a page turner but I liked it for the insights it gave me into what it's like to be her in the movie business. Also, I'll always love her for her role in Party Girl, the best librarian movie ever. ...

    This was a quirky fun book to read. I enjoy Posey's work and her book was very similar to many of her characters. She is slightly removed and sarcastic but witty and fun. ...

  • Katy-Anne Legun
    Jan 09, 2019

    Oh, Parker Posey. How I loved you. This was so badly written, it seemed like she wrote random interesting sentences or paragraphs on napkins, flung them in the air, and had someone else type them into a book. There was ZERO order to the memoir - not by chronology, theme, nothing. I was...

    You know that old saying, ?Never meet your heroes.?? ?Nuf said. ...

    My book is called You're on an Airplane. It's a memoir pronounced with the emphasis on ?me?. Think of it like an actor who was cornered into writing. The opening premise of You're on an Airplane is that you're sitting beside Parker Posey on a flight, and with such close proximity ...

    Parker Posey was not gifted with an over-abundance of self-awareness, which makes for a very odd memoir. Early on I wondered if she didn't have any friends who were willing to let her know that many of these stories do not portray her in any sort of flattering light. Then I wondered if...

    3.5 stars would be more like it. Enjoyably larky, with an especially artful and funny opening. But at a certain point, the lack of organization gets the better of her; like many celeb memoirs, the back half of the book suffers. I liked her stories about growing up in Louisiana (who kne...

    First of all my Parker Posey fan status is: moderate, and I think you might need to be fan status: super and/or actually related to her to really click with this. Her schtick is that she's sitting next to you on an airplane and just chatting about her life, which facilitates a really c...

    Too much sucking up to Woody Allen and Louis C.K., not enough about Josie and the Pussycats. ...

    I used to be diligent about writing reviews but life gets in the way more often than not. Parker Posey has always been a spirit animal of mine. From her indie queen reign to her current honest and delightful memoir. She embraces an eccentric lifestyle without the trappings of an actres...

    It should be no surprise that Parker Posey comes off as a somewhat eccentric character in her book: You?re on an Airplane. While not necessarily certifiable (she is not Howard Hughes hiding Mason jars overflowing with her urine in the basement), Posey is revealed instead to be more o...

    I love Parker Posey but just couldn't get into this book, despite my initial enthusiasm when it was released. I appreciate that she tried a novel approach: the entire book is written as if she's your seatmate on a flight. It feels like something that might work as an improv sketch, but...

    There are few actors where I would watch a tv show or film just because they?re in it. Parker Posey is one of those actors. She?s not the most famous people out there, though she had a streak of indie films in the 90s. But Parker has been in some really great films (?Best in Show...

    A memoir doesn't need to be entirely accurate to be truthful. I can't decide if this memoir rings true or not, it's titled "self-mythologizing" which leads me to believe that it's probably not as truthful as it could be, but I can't believe anyone would pretend to be this person if g...

    This book was pretty much exactly how I always imagined Parker would be. A lot of fun, extremely quirky and completely open and unapologetic. Very light, easy reading though not for everyone. ...

    I listened to this book on audio and it was read by the author and that's why I love reading a memoir in audio form. The added bonus to listening to this one on audio was that Parker Posey has written this as if she is chatting to the reader on an aeroplane and so we have added audio f...

    I think her quirkiness shines through even more by listening to the audiobook. Don't think I would have enjoyed it as much without her personality coming through the speakers. ...

    This is a book for those of us who grew up inspired by Parker Posey. A laugh, a delight, absolutely zany and 100% what I expected from it and then some. To the people who rated this book a 1: who are you and are you even a fan of Posey? She's a hero and role model and a goddess t...

    I've always admired Parker Posey as a woman who managed to free herself from many of society's expectations and live by her own rules. The parts of this book I enjoyed were her stories that illustrated the difficulty of that life and how lonely, but also fun, it is to be an outsider. ...

    It started off horribly and got better but it never got good. She either has little self-knowledge or she?s hiding it very well. She does tell a few good stories, but they?re mostly lost in this self-indulgent, disorganized, fragmentary mess. ...

    *3.75* ...

    I've found Parker Posey's film roles to be weird and random (and usually brilliant), so I've always imagined her to be a weird and random individual. Turns out I was right. You're on an Airplane is Posey's memoir, written as if she finds herself bored on a long flight and decides to...

    I think I should just give up on memoirs; they almost never satisfy me. I did appreciate the setup--with airplane sounds and truly as if on an airplane conversing with a seat mate and hearing her dog snoring. Interesting vignette from life and work. She's a natural storyteller, so the ...

    Oh, Parker Posey, you gem of an actress you. This is far from your usual celebrity memoir, Parker isn?t the kind to get bogged down in all the misery of life and complain about how hard it is to be a famous actress that?s loved the world over. No, Parker is far more lighthearted an...

    Have you ever been to a family reunion where you spend extended time with the aunt who has a reputation as being eccentric or a bit of a "free spirit"? While she comes off as a bit dotty, you realize that underneath she's lot a smarter than she lets on. Well, Parker Posey is that aunt....

    She is a gem. Original style, fantastic storytelling, and just plain heartwarming. I loved it. ...

    I was so tempted to not finish listening to this but I thought at least it makes good background noise for driving and maybe there will be some interesting parts. It didn't and there weren't. ...

    I had no idea this book was a thing until I was at my local library for the first time in forever, the weekend after Thanksgiving. There it was, in the new non-fiction area ready and waiting. Oh! I exclaimed. (I really did, too.) So yes, I was/am a fan of Parker Posey going WAY back...

    As a fan of Parker Posey, I was semi-disappointed with this one. Her usual fast-talking and eccentricities that you see in her interviews and that are so much fun didn?t really translate well to paper. There were glimpses of a fantastic writer in this memoir but her rambling nature s...

    It was just what I was looking for. Had a real Parker Posey on an airplane spirit to it. There were times when I rolled my eyes a little and thought, that's a little annoying, (like when she described the Vancouver methadone strategy as, drugs aren't really illegal in Canada lol... It'...

  • Kris Hill
    Aug 08, 2018

    Oh, Parker Posey. How I loved you. This was so badly written, it seemed like she wrote random interesting sentences or paragraphs on napkins, flung them in the air, and had someone else type them into a book. There was ZERO order to the memoir - not by chronology, theme, nothing. I was...

    You know that old saying, ?Never meet your heroes.?? ?Nuf said. ...

    My book is called You're on an Airplane. It's a memoir pronounced with the emphasis on ?me?. Think of it like an actor who was cornered into writing. The opening premise of You're on an Airplane is that you're sitting beside Parker Posey on a flight, and with such close proximity ...

    Parker Posey was not gifted with an over-abundance of self-awareness, which makes for a very odd memoir. Early on I wondered if she didn't have any friends who were willing to let her know that many of these stories do not portray her in any sort of flattering light. Then I wondered if...

    3.5 stars would be more like it. Enjoyably larky, with an especially artful and funny opening. But at a certain point, the lack of organization gets the better of her; like many celeb memoirs, the back half of the book suffers. I liked her stories about growing up in Louisiana (who kne...

    First of all my Parker Posey fan status is: moderate, and I think you might need to be fan status: super and/or actually related to her to really click with this. Her schtick is that she's sitting next to you on an airplane and just chatting about her life, which facilitates a really c...

    Too much sucking up to Woody Allen and Louis C.K., not enough about Josie and the Pussycats. ...

    I used to be diligent about writing reviews but life gets in the way more often than not. Parker Posey has always been a spirit animal of mine. From her indie queen reign to her current honest and delightful memoir. She embraces an eccentric lifestyle without the trappings of an actres...

    It should be no surprise that Parker Posey comes off as a somewhat eccentric character in her book: You?re on an Airplane. While not necessarily certifiable (she is not Howard Hughes hiding Mason jars overflowing with her urine in the basement), Posey is revealed instead to be more o...

    I love Parker Posey but just couldn't get into this book, despite my initial enthusiasm when it was released. I appreciate that she tried a novel approach: the entire book is written as if she's your seatmate on a flight. It feels like something that might work as an improv sketch, but...

    There are few actors where I would watch a tv show or film just because they?re in it. Parker Posey is one of those actors. She?s not the most famous people out there, though she had a streak of indie films in the 90s. But Parker has been in some really great films (?Best in Show...

    A memoir doesn't need to be entirely accurate to be truthful. I can't decide if this memoir rings true or not, it's titled "self-mythologizing" which leads me to believe that it's probably not as truthful as it could be, but I can't believe anyone would pretend to be this person if g...

  • Lauren
    Oct 12, 2018

    Oh, Parker Posey. How I loved you. This was so badly written, it seemed like she wrote random interesting sentences or paragraphs on napkins, flung them in the air, and had someone else type them into a book. There was ZERO order to the memoir - not by chronology, theme, nothing. I was...

    You know that old saying, ?Never meet your heroes.?? ?Nuf said. ...

    My book is called You're on an Airplane. It's a memoir pronounced with the emphasis on ?me?. Think of it like an actor who was cornered into writing. The opening premise of You're on an Airplane is that you're sitting beside Parker Posey on a flight, and with such close proximity ...

    Parker Posey was not gifted with an over-abundance of self-awareness, which makes for a very odd memoir. Early on I wondered if she didn't have any friends who were willing to let her know that many of these stories do not portray her in any sort of flattering light. Then I wondered if...

    3.5 stars would be more like it. Enjoyably larky, with an especially artful and funny opening. But at a certain point, the lack of organization gets the better of her; like many celeb memoirs, the back half of the book suffers. I liked her stories about growing up in Louisiana (who kne...

    First of all my Parker Posey fan status is: moderate, and I think you might need to be fan status: super and/or actually related to her to really click with this. Her schtick is that she's sitting next to you on an airplane and just chatting about her life, which facilitates a really c...

    Too much sucking up to Woody Allen and Louis C.K., not enough about Josie and the Pussycats. ...

    I used to be diligent about writing reviews but life gets in the way more often than not. Parker Posey has always been a spirit animal of mine. From her indie queen reign to her current honest and delightful memoir. She embraces an eccentric lifestyle without the trappings of an actres...

    It should be no surprise that Parker Posey comes off as a somewhat eccentric character in her book: You?re on an Airplane. While not necessarily certifiable (she is not Howard Hughes hiding Mason jars overflowing with her urine in the basement), Posey is revealed instead to be more o...

    I love Parker Posey but just couldn't get into this book, despite my initial enthusiasm when it was released. I appreciate that she tried a novel approach: the entire book is written as if she's your seatmate on a flight. It feels like something that might work as an improv sketch, but...

    There are few actors where I would watch a tv show or film just because they?re in it. Parker Posey is one of those actors. She?s not the most famous people out there, though she had a streak of indie films in the 90s. But Parker has been in some really great films (?Best in Show...

    A memoir doesn't need to be entirely accurate to be truthful. I can't decide if this memoir rings true or not, it's titled "self-mythologizing" which leads me to believe that it's probably not as truthful as it could be, but I can't believe anyone would pretend to be this person if g...

    This book was pretty much exactly how I always imagined Parker would be. A lot of fun, extremely quirky and completely open and unapologetic. Very light, easy reading though not for everyone. ...

    I listened to this book on audio and it was read by the author and that's why I love reading a memoir in audio form. The added bonus to listening to this one on audio was that Parker Posey has written this as if she is chatting to the reader on an aeroplane and so we have added audio f...

    I think her quirkiness shines through even more by listening to the audiobook. Don't think I would have enjoyed it as much without her personality coming through the speakers. ...

    This is a book for those of us who grew up inspired by Parker Posey. A laugh, a delight, absolutely zany and 100% what I expected from it and then some. To the people who rated this book a 1: who are you and are you even a fan of Posey? She's a hero and role model and a goddess t...

    I've always admired Parker Posey as a woman who managed to free herself from many of society's expectations and live by her own rules. The parts of this book I enjoyed were her stories that illustrated the difficulty of that life and how lonely, but also fun, it is to be an outsider. ...

  • Nina
    Oct 16, 2018

    Oh, Parker Posey. How I loved you. This was so badly written, it seemed like she wrote random interesting sentences or paragraphs on napkins, flung them in the air, and had someone else type them into a book. There was ZERO order to the memoir - not by chronology, theme, nothing. I was...

    You know that old saying, ?Never meet your heroes.?? ?Nuf said. ...

    My book is called You're on an Airplane. It's a memoir pronounced with the emphasis on ?me?. Think of it like an actor who was cornered into writing. The opening premise of You're on an Airplane is that you're sitting beside Parker Posey on a flight, and with such close proximity ...

    Parker Posey was not gifted with an over-abundance of self-awareness, which makes for a very odd memoir. Early on I wondered if she didn't have any friends who were willing to let her know that many of these stories do not portray her in any sort of flattering light. Then I wondered if...

  • Alison
    Aug 11, 2018

    Oh, Parker Posey. How I loved you. This was so badly written, it seemed like she wrote random interesting sentences or paragraphs on napkins, flung them in the air, and had someone else type them into a book. There was ZERO order to the memoir - not by chronology, theme, nothing. I was...

    You know that old saying, ?Never meet your heroes.?? ?Nuf said. ...

    My book is called You're on an Airplane. It's a memoir pronounced with the emphasis on ?me?. Think of it like an actor who was cornered into writing. The opening premise of You're on an Airplane is that you're sitting beside Parker Posey on a flight, and with such close proximity ...

    Parker Posey was not gifted with an over-abundance of self-awareness, which makes for a very odd memoir. Early on I wondered if she didn't have any friends who were willing to let her know that many of these stories do not portray her in any sort of flattering light. Then I wondered if...

    3.5 stars would be more like it. Enjoyably larky, with an especially artful and funny opening. But at a certain point, the lack of organization gets the better of her; like many celeb memoirs, the back half of the book suffers. I liked her stories about growing up in Louisiana (who kne...

    First of all my Parker Posey fan status is: moderate, and I think you might need to be fan status: super and/or actually related to her to really click with this. Her schtick is that she's sitting next to you on an airplane and just chatting about her life, which facilitates a really c...

    Too much sucking up to Woody Allen and Louis C.K., not enough about Josie and the Pussycats. ...

    I used to be diligent about writing reviews but life gets in the way more often than not. Parker Posey has always been a spirit animal of mine. From her indie queen reign to her current honest and delightful memoir. She embraces an eccentric lifestyle without the trappings of an actres...

    It should be no surprise that Parker Posey comes off as a somewhat eccentric character in her book: You?re on an Airplane. While not necessarily certifiable (she is not Howard Hughes hiding Mason jars overflowing with her urine in the basement), Posey is revealed instead to be more o...

    I love Parker Posey but just couldn't get into this book, despite my initial enthusiasm when it was released. I appreciate that she tried a novel approach: the entire book is written as if she's your seatmate on a flight. It feels like something that might work as an improv sketch, but...

  • Laura Myers
    Dec 16, 2018

    Oh, Parker Posey. How I loved you. This was so badly written, it seemed like she wrote random interesting sentences or paragraphs on napkins, flung them in the air, and had someone else type them into a book. There was ZERO order to the memoir - not by chronology, theme, nothing. I was...

    You know that old saying, ?Never meet your heroes.?? ?Nuf said. ...

    My book is called You're on an Airplane. It's a memoir pronounced with the emphasis on ?me?. Think of it like an actor who was cornered into writing. The opening premise of You're on an Airplane is that you're sitting beside Parker Posey on a flight, and with such close proximity ...

    Parker Posey was not gifted with an over-abundance of self-awareness, which makes for a very odd memoir. Early on I wondered if she didn't have any friends who were willing to let her know that many of these stories do not portray her in any sort of flattering light. Then I wondered if...

    3.5 stars would be more like it. Enjoyably larky, with an especially artful and funny opening. But at a certain point, the lack of organization gets the better of her; like many celeb memoirs, the back half of the book suffers. I liked her stories about growing up in Louisiana (who kne...

    First of all my Parker Posey fan status is: moderate, and I think you might need to be fan status: super and/or actually related to her to really click with this. Her schtick is that she's sitting next to you on an airplane and just chatting about her life, which facilitates a really c...

    Too much sucking up to Woody Allen and Louis C.K., not enough about Josie and the Pussycats. ...

    I used to be diligent about writing reviews but life gets in the way more often than not. Parker Posey has always been a spirit animal of mine. From her indie queen reign to her current honest and delightful memoir. She embraces an eccentric lifestyle without the trappings of an actres...

    It should be no surprise that Parker Posey comes off as a somewhat eccentric character in her book: You?re on an Airplane. While not necessarily certifiable (she is not Howard Hughes hiding Mason jars overflowing with her urine in the basement), Posey is revealed instead to be more o...

    I love Parker Posey but just couldn't get into this book, despite my initial enthusiasm when it was released. I appreciate that she tried a novel approach: the entire book is written as if she's your seatmate on a flight. It feels like something that might work as an improv sketch, but...

    There are few actors where I would watch a tv show or film just because they?re in it. Parker Posey is one of those actors. She?s not the most famous people out there, though she had a streak of indie films in the 90s. But Parker has been in some really great films (?Best in Show...

    A memoir doesn't need to be entirely accurate to be truthful. I can't decide if this memoir rings true or not, it's titled "self-mythologizing" which leads me to believe that it's probably not as truthful as it could be, but I can't believe anyone would pretend to be this person if g...

    This book was pretty much exactly how I always imagined Parker would be. A lot of fun, extremely quirky and completely open and unapologetic. Very light, easy reading though not for everyone. ...

    I listened to this book on audio and it was read by the author and that's why I love reading a memoir in audio form. The added bonus to listening to this one on audio was that Parker Posey has written this as if she is chatting to the reader on an aeroplane and so we have added audio f...

    I think her quirkiness shines through even more by listening to the audiobook. Don't think I would have enjoyed it as much without her personality coming through the speakers. ...

    This is a book for those of us who grew up inspired by Parker Posey. A laugh, a delight, absolutely zany and 100% what I expected from it and then some. To the people who rated this book a 1: who are you and are you even a fan of Posey? She's a hero and role model and a goddess t...

    I've always admired Parker Posey as a woman who managed to free herself from many of society's expectations and live by her own rules. The parts of this book I enjoyed were her stories that illustrated the difficulty of that life and how lonely, but also fun, it is to be an outsider. ...

    It started off horribly and got better but it never got good. She either has little self-knowledge or she?s hiding it very well. She does tell a few good stories, but they?re mostly lost in this self-indulgent, disorganized, fragmentary mess. ...

    *3.75* ...

  • Jacob Kolody
    Dec 31, 2018

    Oh, Parker Posey. How I loved you. This was so badly written, it seemed like she wrote random interesting sentences or paragraphs on napkins, flung them in the air, and had someone else type them into a book. There was ZERO order to the memoir - not by chronology, theme, nothing. I was...

    You know that old saying, ?Never meet your heroes.?? ?Nuf said. ...

    My book is called You're on an Airplane. It's a memoir pronounced with the emphasis on ?me?. Think of it like an actor who was cornered into writing. The opening premise of You're on an Airplane is that you're sitting beside Parker Posey on a flight, and with such close proximity ...

    Parker Posey was not gifted with an over-abundance of self-awareness, which makes for a very odd memoir. Early on I wondered if she didn't have any friends who were willing to let her know that many of these stories do not portray her in any sort of flattering light. Then I wondered if...

    3.5 stars would be more like it. Enjoyably larky, with an especially artful and funny opening. But at a certain point, the lack of organization gets the better of her; like many celeb memoirs, the back half of the book suffers. I liked her stories about growing up in Louisiana (who kne...

    First of all my Parker Posey fan status is: moderate, and I think you might need to be fan status: super and/or actually related to her to really click with this. Her schtick is that she's sitting next to you on an airplane and just chatting about her life, which facilitates a really c...

    Too much sucking up to Woody Allen and Louis C.K., not enough about Josie and the Pussycats. ...

    I used to be diligent about writing reviews but life gets in the way more often than not. Parker Posey has always been a spirit animal of mine. From her indie queen reign to her current honest and delightful memoir. She embraces an eccentric lifestyle without the trappings of an actres...

    It should be no surprise that Parker Posey comes off as a somewhat eccentric character in her book: You?re on an Airplane. While not necessarily certifiable (she is not Howard Hughes hiding Mason jars overflowing with her urine in the basement), Posey is revealed instead to be more o...

    I love Parker Posey but just couldn't get into this book, despite my initial enthusiasm when it was released. I appreciate that she tried a novel approach: the entire book is written as if she's your seatmate on a flight. It feels like something that might work as an improv sketch, but...

    There are few actors where I would watch a tv show or film just because they?re in it. Parker Posey is one of those actors. She?s not the most famous people out there, though she had a streak of indie films in the 90s. But Parker has been in some really great films (?Best in Show...

    A memoir doesn't need to be entirely accurate to be truthful. I can't decide if this memoir rings true or not, it's titled "self-mythologizing" which leads me to believe that it's probably not as truthful as it could be, but I can't believe anyone would pretend to be this person if g...

    This book was pretty much exactly how I always imagined Parker would be. A lot of fun, extremely quirky and completely open and unapologetic. Very light, easy reading though not for everyone. ...

    I listened to this book on audio and it was read by the author and that's why I love reading a memoir in audio form. The added bonus to listening to this one on audio was that Parker Posey has written this as if she is chatting to the reader on an aeroplane and so we have added audio f...

    I think her quirkiness shines through even more by listening to the audiobook. Don't think I would have enjoyed it as much without her personality coming through the speakers. ...

    This is a book for those of us who grew up inspired by Parker Posey. A laugh, a delight, absolutely zany and 100% what I expected from it and then some. To the people who rated this book a 1: who are you and are you even a fan of Posey? She's a hero and role model and a goddess t...

    I've always admired Parker Posey as a woman who managed to free herself from many of society's expectations and live by her own rules. The parts of this book I enjoyed were her stories that illustrated the difficulty of that life and how lonely, but also fun, it is to be an outsider. ...

    It started off horribly and got better but it never got good. She either has little self-knowledge or she?s hiding it very well. She does tell a few good stories, but they?re mostly lost in this self-indulgent, disorganized, fragmentary mess. ...

    *3.75* ...

    I've found Parker Posey's film roles to be weird and random (and usually brilliant), so I've always imagined her to be a weird and random individual. Turns out I was right. You're on an Airplane is Posey's memoir, written as if she finds herself bored on a long flight and decides to...

    I think I should just give up on memoirs; they almost never satisfy me. I did appreciate the setup--with airplane sounds and truly as if on an airplane conversing with a seat mate and hearing her dog snoring. Interesting vignette from life and work. She's a natural storyteller, so the ...

    Oh, Parker Posey, you gem of an actress you. This is far from your usual celebrity memoir, Parker isn?t the kind to get bogged down in all the misery of life and complain about how hard it is to be a famous actress that?s loved the world over. No, Parker is far more lighthearted an...

    Have you ever been to a family reunion where you spend extended time with the aunt who has a reputation as being eccentric or a bit of a "free spirit"? While she comes off as a bit dotty, you realize that underneath she's lot a smarter than she lets on. Well, Parker Posey is that aunt....

    She is a gem. Original style, fantastic storytelling, and just plain heartwarming. I loved it. ...

    I was so tempted to not finish listening to this but I thought at least it makes good background noise for driving and maybe there will be some interesting parts. It didn't and there weren't. ...

    I had no idea this book was a thing until I was at my local library for the first time in forever, the weekend after Thanksgiving. There it was, in the new non-fiction area ready and waiting. Oh! I exclaimed. (I really did, too.) So yes, I was/am a fan of Parker Posey going WAY back...

    As a fan of Parker Posey, I was semi-disappointed with this one. Her usual fast-talking and eccentricities that you see in her interviews and that are so much fun didn?t really translate well to paper. There were glimpses of a fantastic writer in this memoir but her rambling nature s...

  • John Spiller
    Jul 28, 2018

    Oh, Parker Posey. How I loved you. This was so badly written, it seemed like she wrote random interesting sentences or paragraphs on napkins, flung them in the air, and had someone else type them into a book. There was ZERO order to the memoir - not by chronology, theme, nothing. I was...

    You know that old saying, ?Never meet your heroes.?? ?Nuf said. ...

    My book is called You're on an Airplane. It's a memoir pronounced with the emphasis on ?me?. Think of it like an actor who was cornered into writing. The opening premise of You're on an Airplane is that you're sitting beside Parker Posey on a flight, and with such close proximity ...

    Parker Posey was not gifted with an over-abundance of self-awareness, which makes for a very odd memoir. Early on I wondered if she didn't have any friends who were willing to let her know that many of these stories do not portray her in any sort of flattering light. Then I wondered if...

    3.5 stars would be more like it. Enjoyably larky, with an especially artful and funny opening. But at a certain point, the lack of organization gets the better of her; like many celeb memoirs, the back half of the book suffers. I liked her stories about growing up in Louisiana (who kne...

    First of all my Parker Posey fan status is: moderate, and I think you might need to be fan status: super and/or actually related to her to really click with this. Her schtick is that she's sitting next to you on an airplane and just chatting about her life, which facilitates a really c...

    Too much sucking up to Woody Allen and Louis C.K., not enough about Josie and the Pussycats. ...

    I used to be diligent about writing reviews but life gets in the way more often than not. Parker Posey has always been a spirit animal of mine. From her indie queen reign to her current honest and delightful memoir. She embraces an eccentric lifestyle without the trappings of an actres...

    It should be no surprise that Parker Posey comes off as a somewhat eccentric character in her book: You?re on an Airplane. While not necessarily certifiable (she is not Howard Hughes hiding Mason jars overflowing with her urine in the basement), Posey is revealed instead to be more o...

    I love Parker Posey but just couldn't get into this book, despite my initial enthusiasm when it was released. I appreciate that she tried a novel approach: the entire book is written as if she's your seatmate on a flight. It feels like something that might work as an improv sketch, but...

    There are few actors where I would watch a tv show or film just because they?re in it. Parker Posey is one of those actors. She?s not the most famous people out there, though she had a streak of indie films in the 90s. But Parker has been in some really great films (?Best in Show...

    A memoir doesn't need to be entirely accurate to be truthful. I can't decide if this memoir rings true or not, it's titled "self-mythologizing" which leads me to believe that it's probably not as truthful as it could be, but I can't believe anyone would pretend to be this person if g...

    This book was pretty much exactly how I always imagined Parker would be. A lot of fun, extremely quirky and completely open and unapologetic. Very light, easy reading though not for everyone. ...

    I listened to this book on audio and it was read by the author and that's why I love reading a memoir in audio form. The added bonus to listening to this one on audio was that Parker Posey has written this as if she is chatting to the reader on an aeroplane and so we have added audio f...

    I think her quirkiness shines through even more by listening to the audiobook. Don't think I would have enjoyed it as much without her personality coming through the speakers. ...

    This is a book for those of us who grew up inspired by Parker Posey. A laugh, a delight, absolutely zany and 100% what I expected from it and then some. To the people who rated this book a 1: who are you and are you even a fan of Posey? She's a hero and role model and a goddess t...

    I've always admired Parker Posey as a woman who managed to free herself from many of society's expectations and live by her own rules. The parts of this book I enjoyed were her stories that illustrated the difficulty of that life and how lonely, but also fun, it is to be an outsider. ...

    It started off horribly and got better but it never got good. She either has little self-knowledge or she?s hiding it very well. She does tell a few good stories, but they?re mostly lost in this self-indulgent, disorganized, fragmentary mess. ...

    *3.75* ...

    I've found Parker Posey's film roles to be weird and random (and usually brilliant), so I've always imagined her to be a weird and random individual. Turns out I was right. You're on an Airplane is Posey's memoir, written as if she finds herself bored on a long flight and decides to...

    I think I should just give up on memoirs; they almost never satisfy me. I did appreciate the setup--with airplane sounds and truly as if on an airplane conversing with a seat mate and hearing her dog snoring. Interesting vignette from life and work. She's a natural storyteller, so the ...

    Oh, Parker Posey, you gem of an actress you. This is far from your usual celebrity memoir, Parker isn?t the kind to get bogged down in all the misery of life and complain about how hard it is to be a famous actress that?s loved the world over. No, Parker is far more lighthearted an...

    Have you ever been to a family reunion where you spend extended time with the aunt who has a reputation as being eccentric or a bit of a "free spirit"? While she comes off as a bit dotty, you realize that underneath she's lot a smarter than she lets on. Well, Parker Posey is that aunt....

  • Bert Zee
    Aug 26, 2018

    Oh, Parker Posey. How I loved you. This was so badly written, it seemed like she wrote random interesting sentences or paragraphs on napkins, flung them in the air, and had someone else type them into a book. There was ZERO order to the memoir - not by chronology, theme, nothing. I was...

    You know that old saying, ?Never meet your heroes.?? ?Nuf said. ...

    My book is called You're on an Airplane. It's a memoir pronounced with the emphasis on ?me?. Think of it like an actor who was cornered into writing. The opening premise of You're on an Airplane is that you're sitting beside Parker Posey on a flight, and with such close proximity ...

    Parker Posey was not gifted with an over-abundance of self-awareness, which makes for a very odd memoir. Early on I wondered if she didn't have any friends who were willing to let her know that many of these stories do not portray her in any sort of flattering light. Then I wondered if...

    3.5 stars would be more like it. Enjoyably larky, with an especially artful and funny opening. But at a certain point, the lack of organization gets the better of her; like many celeb memoirs, the back half of the book suffers. I liked her stories about growing up in Louisiana (who kne...

    First of all my Parker Posey fan status is: moderate, and I think you might need to be fan status: super and/or actually related to her to really click with this. Her schtick is that she's sitting next to you on an airplane and just chatting about her life, which facilitates a really c...

    Too much sucking up to Woody Allen and Louis C.K., not enough about Josie and the Pussycats. ...

    I used to be diligent about writing reviews but life gets in the way more often than not. Parker Posey has always been a spirit animal of mine. From her indie queen reign to her current honest and delightful memoir. She embraces an eccentric lifestyle without the trappings of an actres...

    It should be no surprise that Parker Posey comes off as a somewhat eccentric character in her book: You?re on an Airplane. While not necessarily certifiable (she is not Howard Hughes hiding Mason jars overflowing with her urine in the basement), Posey is revealed instead to be more o...

    I love Parker Posey but just couldn't get into this book, despite my initial enthusiasm when it was released. I appreciate that she tried a novel approach: the entire book is written as if she's your seatmate on a flight. It feels like something that might work as an improv sketch, but...

    There are few actors where I would watch a tv show or film just because they?re in it. Parker Posey is one of those actors. She?s not the most famous people out there, though she had a streak of indie films in the 90s. But Parker has been in some really great films (?Best in Show...

    A memoir doesn't need to be entirely accurate to be truthful. I can't decide if this memoir rings true or not, it's titled "self-mythologizing" which leads me to believe that it's probably not as truthful as it could be, but I can't believe anyone would pretend to be this person if g...

    This book was pretty much exactly how I always imagined Parker would be. A lot of fun, extremely quirky and completely open and unapologetic. Very light, easy reading though not for everyone. ...

    I listened to this book on audio and it was read by the author and that's why I love reading a memoir in audio form. The added bonus to listening to this one on audio was that Parker Posey has written this as if she is chatting to the reader on an aeroplane and so we have added audio f...

    I think her quirkiness shines through even more by listening to the audiobook. Don't think I would have enjoyed it as much without her personality coming through the speakers. ...

    This is a book for those of us who grew up inspired by Parker Posey. A laugh, a delight, absolutely zany and 100% what I expected from it and then some. To the people who rated this book a 1: who are you and are you even a fan of Posey? She's a hero and role model and a goddess t...

    I've always admired Parker Posey as a woman who managed to free herself from many of society's expectations and live by her own rules. The parts of this book I enjoyed were her stories that illustrated the difficulty of that life and how lonely, but also fun, it is to be an outsider. ...

    It started off horribly and got better but it never got good. She either has little self-knowledge or she?s hiding it very well. She does tell a few good stories, but they?re mostly lost in this self-indulgent, disorganized, fragmentary mess. ...

    *3.75* ...

    I've found Parker Posey's film roles to be weird and random (and usually brilliant), so I've always imagined her to be a weird and random individual. Turns out I was right. You're on an Airplane is Posey's memoir, written as if she finds herself bored on a long flight and decides to...

    I think I should just give up on memoirs; they almost never satisfy me. I did appreciate the setup--with airplane sounds and truly as if on an airplane conversing with a seat mate and hearing her dog snoring. Interesting vignette from life and work. She's a natural storyteller, so the ...

    Oh, Parker Posey, you gem of an actress you. This is far from your usual celebrity memoir, Parker isn?t the kind to get bogged down in all the misery of life and complain about how hard it is to be a famous actress that?s loved the world over. No, Parker is far more lighthearted an...

  • lapetitesouris
    Jan 12, 2019

    Oh, Parker Posey. How I loved you. This was so badly written, it seemed like she wrote random interesting sentences or paragraphs on napkins, flung them in the air, and had someone else type them into a book. There was ZERO order to the memoir - not by chronology, theme, nothing. I was...

    You know that old saying, ?Never meet your heroes.?? ?Nuf said. ...

    My book is called You're on an Airplane. It's a memoir pronounced with the emphasis on ?me?. Think of it like an actor who was cornered into writing. The opening premise of You're on an Airplane is that you're sitting beside Parker Posey on a flight, and with such close proximity ...

    Parker Posey was not gifted with an over-abundance of self-awareness, which makes for a very odd memoir. Early on I wondered if she didn't have any friends who were willing to let her know that many of these stories do not portray her in any sort of flattering light. Then I wondered if...

    3.5 stars would be more like it. Enjoyably larky, with an especially artful and funny opening. But at a certain point, the lack of organization gets the better of her; like many celeb memoirs, the back half of the book suffers. I liked her stories about growing up in Louisiana (who kne...

    First of all my Parker Posey fan status is: moderate, and I think you might need to be fan status: super and/or actually related to her to really click with this. Her schtick is that she's sitting next to you on an airplane and just chatting about her life, which facilitates a really c...

    Too much sucking up to Woody Allen and Louis C.K., not enough about Josie and the Pussycats. ...

    I used to be diligent about writing reviews but life gets in the way more often than not. Parker Posey has always been a spirit animal of mine. From her indie queen reign to her current honest and delightful memoir. She embraces an eccentric lifestyle without the trappings of an actres...

    It should be no surprise that Parker Posey comes off as a somewhat eccentric character in her book: You?re on an Airplane. While not necessarily certifiable (she is not Howard Hughes hiding Mason jars overflowing with her urine in the basement), Posey is revealed instead to be more o...

    I love Parker Posey but just couldn't get into this book, despite my initial enthusiasm when it was released. I appreciate that she tried a novel approach: the entire book is written as if she's your seatmate on a flight. It feels like something that might work as an improv sketch, but...

    There are few actors where I would watch a tv show or film just because they?re in it. Parker Posey is one of those actors. She?s not the most famous people out there, though she had a streak of indie films in the 90s. But Parker has been in some really great films (?Best in Show...

    A memoir doesn't need to be entirely accurate to be truthful. I can't decide if this memoir rings true or not, it's titled "self-mythologizing" which leads me to believe that it's probably not as truthful as it could be, but I can't believe anyone would pretend to be this person if g...

    This book was pretty much exactly how I always imagined Parker would be. A lot of fun, extremely quirky and completely open and unapologetic. Very light, easy reading though not for everyone. ...

    I listened to this book on audio and it was read by the author and that's why I love reading a memoir in audio form. The added bonus to listening to this one on audio was that Parker Posey has written this as if she is chatting to the reader on an aeroplane and so we have added audio f...

    I think her quirkiness shines through even more by listening to the audiobook. Don't think I would have enjoyed it as much without her personality coming through the speakers. ...

    This is a book for those of us who grew up inspired by Parker Posey. A laugh, a delight, absolutely zany and 100% what I expected from it and then some. To the people who rated this book a 1: who are you and are you even a fan of Posey? She's a hero and role model and a goddess t...

  • Sam Crews
    Aug 13, 2018

    Oh, Parker Posey. How I loved you. This was so badly written, it seemed like she wrote random interesting sentences or paragraphs on napkins, flung them in the air, and had someone else type them into a book. There was ZERO order to the memoir - not by chronology, theme, nothing. I was...

    You know that old saying, ?Never meet your heroes.?? ?Nuf said. ...

    My book is called You're on an Airplane. It's a memoir pronounced with the emphasis on ?me?. Think of it like an actor who was cornered into writing. The opening premise of You're on an Airplane is that you're sitting beside Parker Posey on a flight, and with such close proximity ...

    Parker Posey was not gifted with an over-abundance of self-awareness, which makes for a very odd memoir. Early on I wondered if she didn't have any friends who were willing to let her know that many of these stories do not portray her in any sort of flattering light. Then I wondered if...

    3.5 stars would be more like it. Enjoyably larky, with an especially artful and funny opening. But at a certain point, the lack of organization gets the better of her; like many celeb memoirs, the back half of the book suffers. I liked her stories about growing up in Louisiana (who kne...

    First of all my Parker Posey fan status is: moderate, and I think you might need to be fan status: super and/or actually related to her to really click with this. Her schtick is that she's sitting next to you on an airplane and just chatting about her life, which facilitates a really c...

    Too much sucking up to Woody Allen and Louis C.K., not enough about Josie and the Pussycats. ...

    I used to be diligent about writing reviews but life gets in the way more often than not. Parker Posey has always been a spirit animal of mine. From her indie queen reign to her current honest and delightful memoir. She embraces an eccentric lifestyle without the trappings of an actres...

    It should be no surprise that Parker Posey comes off as a somewhat eccentric character in her book: You?re on an Airplane. While not necessarily certifiable (she is not Howard Hughes hiding Mason jars overflowing with her urine in the basement), Posey is revealed instead to be more o...

    I love Parker Posey but just couldn't get into this book, despite my initial enthusiasm when it was released. I appreciate that she tried a novel approach: the entire book is written as if she's your seatmate on a flight. It feels like something that might work as an improv sketch, but...

    There are few actors where I would watch a tv show or film just because they?re in it. Parker Posey is one of those actors. She?s not the most famous people out there, though she had a streak of indie films in the 90s. But Parker has been in some really great films (?Best in Show...

    A memoir doesn't need to be entirely accurate to be truthful. I can't decide if this memoir rings true or not, it's titled "self-mythologizing" which leads me to believe that it's probably not as truthful as it could be, but I can't believe anyone would pretend to be this person if g...

    This book was pretty much exactly how I always imagined Parker would be. A lot of fun, extremely quirky and completely open and unapologetic. Very light, easy reading though not for everyone. ...

    I listened to this book on audio and it was read by the author and that's why I love reading a memoir in audio form. The added bonus to listening to this one on audio was that Parker Posey has written this as if she is chatting to the reader on an aeroplane and so we have added audio f...

    I think her quirkiness shines through even more by listening to the audiobook. Don't think I would have enjoyed it as much without her personality coming through the speakers. ...

    This is a book for those of us who grew up inspired by Parker Posey. A laugh, a delight, absolutely zany and 100% what I expected from it and then some. To the people who rated this book a 1: who are you and are you even a fan of Posey? She's a hero and role model and a goddess t...

    I've always admired Parker Posey as a woman who managed to free herself from many of society's expectations and live by her own rules. The parts of this book I enjoyed were her stories that illustrated the difficulty of that life and how lonely, but also fun, it is to be an outsider. ...

    It started off horribly and got better but it never got good. She either has little self-knowledge or she?s hiding it very well. She does tell a few good stories, but they?re mostly lost in this self-indulgent, disorganized, fragmentary mess. ...

    *3.75* ...

    I've found Parker Posey's film roles to be weird and random (and usually brilliant), so I've always imagined her to be a weird and random individual. Turns out I was right. You're on an Airplane is Posey's memoir, written as if she finds herself bored on a long flight and decides to...

    I think I should just give up on memoirs; they almost never satisfy me. I did appreciate the setup--with airplane sounds and truly as if on an airplane conversing with a seat mate and hearing her dog snoring. Interesting vignette from life and work. She's a natural storyteller, so the ...

    Oh, Parker Posey, you gem of an actress you. This is far from your usual celebrity memoir, Parker isn?t the kind to get bogged down in all the misery of life and complain about how hard it is to be a famous actress that?s loved the world over. No, Parker is far more lighthearted an...

    Have you ever been to a family reunion where you spend extended time with the aunt who has a reputation as being eccentric or a bit of a "free spirit"? While she comes off as a bit dotty, you realize that underneath she's lot a smarter than she lets on. Well, Parker Posey is that aunt....

    She is a gem. Original style, fantastic storytelling, and just plain heartwarming. I loved it. ...

  • Suzanne
    Dec 26, 2018

    Oh, Parker Posey. How I loved you. This was so badly written, it seemed like she wrote random interesting sentences or paragraphs on napkins, flung them in the air, and had someone else type them into a book. There was ZERO order to the memoir - not by chronology, theme, nothing. I was...

    You know that old saying, ?Never meet your heroes.?? ?Nuf said. ...

    My book is called You're on an Airplane. It's a memoir pronounced with the emphasis on ?me?. Think of it like an actor who was cornered into writing. The opening premise of You're on an Airplane is that you're sitting beside Parker Posey on a flight, and with such close proximity ...

    Parker Posey was not gifted with an over-abundance of self-awareness, which makes for a very odd memoir. Early on I wondered if she didn't have any friends who were willing to let her know that many of these stories do not portray her in any sort of flattering light. Then I wondered if...

    3.5 stars would be more like it. Enjoyably larky, with an especially artful and funny opening. But at a certain point, the lack of organization gets the better of her; like many celeb memoirs, the back half of the book suffers. I liked her stories about growing up in Louisiana (who kne...

    First of all my Parker Posey fan status is: moderate, and I think you might need to be fan status: super and/or actually related to her to really click with this. Her schtick is that she's sitting next to you on an airplane and just chatting about her life, which facilitates a really c...

    Too much sucking up to Woody Allen and Louis C.K., not enough about Josie and the Pussycats. ...

    I used to be diligent about writing reviews but life gets in the way more often than not. Parker Posey has always been a spirit animal of mine. From her indie queen reign to her current honest and delightful memoir. She embraces an eccentric lifestyle without the trappings of an actres...

    It should be no surprise that Parker Posey comes off as a somewhat eccentric character in her book: You?re on an Airplane. While not necessarily certifiable (she is not Howard Hughes hiding Mason jars overflowing with her urine in the basement), Posey is revealed instead to be more o...

    I love Parker Posey but just couldn't get into this book, despite my initial enthusiasm when it was released. I appreciate that she tried a novel approach: the entire book is written as if she's your seatmate on a flight. It feels like something that might work as an improv sketch, but...

    There are few actors where I would watch a tv show or film just because they?re in it. Parker Posey is one of those actors. She?s not the most famous people out there, though she had a streak of indie films in the 90s. But Parker has been in some really great films (?Best in Show...

    A memoir doesn't need to be entirely accurate to be truthful. I can't decide if this memoir rings true or not, it's titled "self-mythologizing" which leads me to believe that it's probably not as truthful as it could be, but I can't believe anyone would pretend to be this person if g...

    This book was pretty much exactly how I always imagined Parker would be. A lot of fun, extremely quirky and completely open and unapologetic. Very light, easy reading though not for everyone. ...

    I listened to this book on audio and it was read by the author and that's why I love reading a memoir in audio form. The added bonus to listening to this one on audio was that Parker Posey has written this as if she is chatting to the reader on an aeroplane and so we have added audio f...

    I think her quirkiness shines through even more by listening to the audiobook. Don't think I would have enjoyed it as much without her personality coming through the speakers. ...

    This is a book for those of us who grew up inspired by Parker Posey. A laugh, a delight, absolutely zany and 100% what I expected from it and then some. To the people who rated this book a 1: who are you and are you even a fan of Posey? She's a hero and role model and a goddess t...

    I've always admired Parker Posey as a woman who managed to free herself from many of society's expectations and live by her own rules. The parts of this book I enjoyed were her stories that illustrated the difficulty of that life and how lonely, but also fun, it is to be an outsider. ...

    It started off horribly and got better but it never got good. She either has little self-knowledge or she?s hiding it very well. She does tell a few good stories, but they?re mostly lost in this self-indulgent, disorganized, fragmentary mess. ...

  • Truman32
    Aug 30, 2018

    Oh, Parker Posey. How I loved you. This was so badly written, it seemed like she wrote random interesting sentences or paragraphs on napkins, flung them in the air, and had someone else type them into a book. There was ZERO order to the memoir - not by chronology, theme, nothing. I was...

    You know that old saying, ?Never meet your heroes.?? ?Nuf said. ...

    My book is called You're on an Airplane. It's a memoir pronounced with the emphasis on ?me?. Think of it like an actor who was cornered into writing. The opening premise of You're on an Airplane is that you're sitting beside Parker Posey on a flight, and with such close proximity ...

    Parker Posey was not gifted with an over-abundance of self-awareness, which makes for a very odd memoir. Early on I wondered if she didn't have any friends who were willing to let her know that many of these stories do not portray her in any sort of flattering light. Then I wondered if...

    3.5 stars would be more like it. Enjoyably larky, with an especially artful and funny opening. But at a certain point, the lack of organization gets the better of her; like many celeb memoirs, the back half of the book suffers. I liked her stories about growing up in Louisiana (who kne...

    First of all my Parker Posey fan status is: moderate, and I think you might need to be fan status: super and/or actually related to her to really click with this. Her schtick is that she's sitting next to you on an airplane and just chatting about her life, which facilitates a really c...

    Too much sucking up to Woody Allen and Louis C.K., not enough about Josie and the Pussycats. ...

    I used to be diligent about writing reviews but life gets in the way more often than not. Parker Posey has always been a spirit animal of mine. From her indie queen reign to her current honest and delightful memoir. She embraces an eccentric lifestyle without the trappings of an actres...

    It should be no surprise that Parker Posey comes off as a somewhat eccentric character in her book: You?re on an Airplane. While not necessarily certifiable (she is not Howard Hughes hiding Mason jars overflowing with her urine in the basement), Posey is revealed instead to be more o...