I spent two years making performances pieces that were inspired by Miranda July’s participatory blog Learning To Love You More, and the book by the same title. Basically, I’m smitten by people: what they do, what worries them, what they aspire to. I think Miranda July is, too.
Tomorrow is the official release of Miranda July’s new book It Chooses You. It is the real-life account of the people July met through the Penny Saver ads, while writing the script for her movie The Future. There have been sneak peaks of the book in the New Yorker– beautiful stories of ordinary people. Naturally, these people are pretty extraordinary, too. They are like many people that I know and love.
I’m pretty damn excited that my copy of the book arrived in the mail today.