One of our very favourite writers is Miranda July. She also happens to be one of our very favourite directors and one of our very favourite actors and, though we've never seen her performance art in person, we imagine if we did she'd be one of our very favourite performance artists too. Her book of delightful short stories, No One Belongs Here More Than You, is, well, delightful. And so was her debut full-length feature, Me and You and Everyone We Know, which tells the story of a struggling performance artist (played by July) who falls in love with a single-father/guy who sets himself on fire (played by Deadwood's John Hawkes).
Her new book, It Chooses You, is all about her latest film, The Future, and how meeting a bunch of strangers through the Pennysaver helped her finish it. It comes out next week. And we were pretty freaking pleased to see that The New Yorker has published some excerpts from it. So we thought we'd let you know. They're here and here and here and here and here.
Photo of Miranda July from here.