Miranda July




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Miranda July

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Miranda July (born February 15, 1974) is a performance artist, musician, writer, actress and film director. She currently resides in Los Angeles, California, after having lived for many years in Portland, Oregon. Born Miranda Jennifer Grossinger, she works under the surname of "July," which can be traced to a character from a "girlzine" Miranda created with a high school friend called "Snarla."

Miranda July was born in Barre, Vermont, the daughter of Lindy Hough and Richard Grossinger. Her parents, who taught at Goddard College at the time, are both writers. In 1974 they founded North Atlantic Books, a publisher of alternative health, martial arts, and spiritual titles. Miranda was encouraged to work on her short fiction by author and friend
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Average rating: 3.80 · 40,758 ratings · 4,558 reviews · 17 distinct works · Similar authors
No One Belongs Here More Th...
3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 21,683 ratings — published 2005 — 40 editions
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It Chooses You
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 10,410 ratings — published 2011 — 11 editions
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The First Bad Man
3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 4,708 ratings — published 2015 — 16 editions
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The Boy from Lam Kien
4.01 of 5 stars 4.01 avg rating — 166 ratings — published 2005
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Roy Spivey
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TV
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2014
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The Man on the Stairs
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Learning to Love You More
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My Ideal Bookshelf
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Tin House: Fantastic Women
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"Her Favorite Recent Books by Women in Which Women Have Sex: The filmmaker and artist celebrates the sex lives of women in these recs and her new novel, The First Bad Man." ...More

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“All I ever really want to know is how other people are making it through life—where do they put their body, hour by hour, and how do they cope inside of it.”
Miranda July, It Chooses You

“Look at the sky: that is for you. Look at each person's face as you pass them on the street: those faces are for you. And the street itself, and the ground under the street, and the ball of fire underneath the ground: all these things are for you.”
Miranda July

“What a terrible mistake to let go of something wonderful for something real.”
Miranda July, No One Belongs Here More Than You

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