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Publisher's Summary

A national best seller

Have you ever wondered what it would be like talk to Parker Posey? On an airplane, with Parker as your seat companion, perhaps? Parker’s irreverent, hilarious, and enchanting memoir gives you the opportunity.

Full of personal stories, whimsical how-tos, recipes, and beautiful handmade collages created by the author herself, You’re on an Airplane is a delight in every way.

In her first audiobook, actress and star of movies such as Dazed and Confused, Party Girl, You’ve Got Mail, The House of Yes, and so many more, Posey opens up about the art of acting, life on the set, and the realities of its accompanying fame.

A funny and colorful southern childhood prepared Posey for a life of creating and entertaining, which not only extends to acting but to the craft of pottery, sewing, collage, yoga and cooking, all of which listeners will find in this whimsical, hilarious, always entertaining audiobook.

Parker takes us into her childhood home, behind the scenes of the indie film revolution in the '90s, the delightful absurdity of the big-budget genre thrillers she’s turned into art in a whole new way, and the creativity that will always be part of both her acting and her personal life.

With Posey’s memorable, hilarious and poignant voice, her audiobook gives the listener a feeling of traveling through not only a memoir, but an exploration, meditation, and celebration of what it means to be an artist. Buckle up and enjoy the journey. 

©2018 Parker Posey (P)2018 Penguin Audio

Critic Reviews

“Posey has a lot to say in You’re on an Airplane… Her style may seem dotty, but it’s actually searingly direct. She tackles personal challenges that must have been painful…but still manages to find some loopy joy in the experience… She writes, jauntily, about her insecurities - her candor might even make you feel jaunty about your own.” (Time)

"A charming flight of fancy for Parker Posey." (The Columbus Dispatch)

“Excellent...a celebration of peculiarity.” (Vogue)

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Numbing

I typically 'get thru" a book, but the narration was so low key that it was sedating, the anecdotes went flat, and I felt like I was wasting my time.

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Intimate conversation

Cozy up with an airplane blanket and savor some stories. I loved it. Loved how it’s all out of order with the randomness of life. Loved the added sfx. (The sweet pup snore) In general I am a fan of panels and conversations. So it’s a delight to hear someone’s own story in their own voice with the added openness of sharing in an intimate setting, like being on an airplane. There is value to that kind of storytelling. Like listening to someone in your own family that you love. I soak it all up. Bonus recipes too!!

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Very Odd Bird!

Interesting format, off-beat weird stories. I recommend it as an unusual listen. Posey will make you laugh & cringe.

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A delight and laugh out loud thrill.

The campy sound effects and narration by Posey herself make this memoir a complete must listen-to. I loved every moment of the experience and found myself stretching out the listen not wanting the storying and rich character description to end. Posey takes an honest stab at childhood, the melodrama of social media, her stint working with Woody Allen (complete with a shameless impersonation of him) and ongoing cacophony of the familiar airplane sounds we can all relate to. Posey lands the emotion in just the right place through the constant backbeat of dinging fasten seat-belt signs, ice stirring and cart banging - making for unparalleled word placement and delivery. This was one of my all time favorite listens.

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A fabulously light hearted and funny story!

Very witty story and beautifully spoken. A must read or a must listen . .

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So fun.

Sometimes you just wanna hang out with someone cool, like Parker. She should be full of herself, but she is hilariously humble, grateful, complimentary and REAL. When it was over, I was bummed because I felt like a fun dinner party was over. I like her even more know than I did before....and I was always a huge fan.

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Sadly So Boring I Couldn't Finish

I lasted about three hours before realizing nothing about this resonated with me or amused or enlightened me in any way.

I was surprised because I've enjoyed Parker Posey for years, and everyone loves her, from coworkers in New York who ran into her shopping, to a nearby friend who had a yard sale she showed up at in San Francisco. That person and the actress so many of us admire simply doesn't translate to the page.

I expected this to be fun. It wasn't. Okay. I hung in there a little longer to see and try to judge the book she actually wrote instead of the one I imagined and looked forward to.

Nothing ever "took off on the page" here and after three hours I decided simply to return it.

Parker Posey is a pleasure to watch on the screen, but if her skills translate in any way to the realm of writing, it's lost on me here. I still wish her well in everything she pursues. Perhaps she'll hit he stride with a followup one day.

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I love Parker Posey

I love to watch Parker on film. Her quirky characters are hauntingly unforgettable. She is an incredibly beautiful woman. I was very excited to get this audiobook with Parker’s own narration. I found difficult to get thru. It was dull and boring, but I was so disappointed.
I guess I was hoping to find a woman of substance, but found another one of her goofball characters.

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Self important

What has Parker been through that makes her a person I want to learn from? Other than having an interesting voice, specifically, I don’t get anything ... just faux “artiste” who has the same experiences we all have, and makes hers super serious. She seems self-importantly “deep” sans the well to draw from. You’re an actor. You’ve devoted your life to ... your SELF. Is that special?

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I wanted to like it but it didn't land for me

I couldn't make it through. I liked the premise, I love Parker Posey but the book just could not keep my interest and was awkward to listen to.

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